In the past year many have grown increasingly incensed at news regarding pervasive surveillance.
Then again, many have yawned.
For those who remain unconvinced that National Security Agency (NSA)-style blanket surveillance might uncover anything that could come back to haunt them, Project Eavesdrop will hopefully be an eye-opener.
That's the code name for a project designed by the US's National Public Radio (NPR) news agency to find out just what, exactly, the NSA could see about a person if it cared to look.
The answer: a lot.
To get to that answer, Steve Henn, a reporter for NPR, had his office bugged.
NPR worked with Sean Gallagher, a reporter at Ars Technica, and Dave Porcello, a computer security expert at Pwnie Express, to have the internet traffic coming into and out of his home office in California, tapped.
They set up the tap so as to mimic the broad, passive surveillance of internet traffic that's done by NSA systems, and they let it run for a week.