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Life, liberty and the pursuit of privacy

We are more connected now than at any time in our history. People in Wyoming can call loved ones across the country. We can consult with our doctors via telehealth. We can submit claims to the Veterans’ Administration online. We can send money with a few simple clicks.

With the benefits these new technologies bring, especially for those of us living in a rural state like Wyoming, we also expose ourselves to new risks to our privacy.

Big tech companies use our browsing history online to make money by selling targeted ads. Data brokers collect our location data and purchase histories and sell th...