Databases, technical gadgets, electronic payment, and cameras everywhere mean that each person can be tracked like never before. Where once the government had to use scarce human resources, thereby limiting its ability to spy to worthy targets only, computers make it possible to spy on everyone at all times.

June is my birth month, and to celebrate, I’ll be posting one way to avoid the constant intrusion on your privacy — whether that intrusion is effected by governments, corporations, or mere fraudsters — each day for the entire month. These 30 tips will highlight some more obvious, some less obvious, things that most of us do (or fail to do) that help our watchers to watch us, and what we can do instead to “opt-out” with minimal time and effort.

Also, this Tuesday, May 28th, 2013, at 11:00 AM ET, I’ll be doing an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. Reddit sent literally hundreds of thousands of hits to my blog back when my video was released and consists of a community that is largely interested in and aware of privacy issues and government overreach. Register an account and come chat with me then! 😀