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Bill Gates: I assume my phone’s not being tapped

In some fascinating comments about privacy and security, the Microsoft co-founder admits that he does use e-mail to send confidential messages. And he expects a level of security from his gadgets, CNET reports. “It’s not as if government surveillance is absolutely bad in all cases.”

Oh, that’s a relief. With all the revelations over the last months, I’d begun to wonder.

Thankfully, with these words (and others), Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates tried to offer some reassurance to those thinking of moving to some distant private island as a form of escape.

Speaking to Jorge Ramos on Fusion TV, Gates said he believed it was possible to find a balance between security and privacy, though he didn’t offer what that magical formula might be…

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