(NEWSER) – With new stories about breaches of online privacy surfacing nearly every day, it's enough to drive a person to shell out serious cash for protection. Such is the case with Julia Angwin, who recounts in the New York Times how she spent $2,220 last year on various tools such as data encryption to try to keep her personal information from being disseminated online. "In our data-saturated economy," observes Angwin, "privacy is becoming a luxury good."

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