Those who hold their freedom cheaply must surely lose it.
Since the turn of this century, many Western countries have become true surveillance states. Governments, allied with the commercial sector, are relentless on keeping tabs on us, monitoring and analyzing our activities and views, flagging us even for our dissent. Add foreign state and non-state, criminal hackers to that and it can be really hard to find a place where your privacy is inviolate.
With the complicit silence of the opposition, the Canadian government has established at least one secret police agency - the network of government police, intelligence and surveillance agencies charged with the duty to aid and abet the pipeline industry. Don't think there aren't others.
I was brought up to understand that we have not one right or freedom that had not been paid for, often more than once, in blood. There is not one right or freedom that will not be taken from us if we fail to exercise or defend it. There is not one right or freedom that doesn't have an enormous value to those persons or entities that would deprive us of it. And, once lost, you can expect to have to fight to recover it - yet again.
So why do we tolerate the Surveillance State? An report from Vice suggests that today's operatives have achieved such technological prowess that we don't even realize when they're standing behind us.