Someday a stranger will read your e-mail without your permission or scan the websites you’ve visited. Or perhaps someone will casually ____1____ through your credit card purchases or cell phone bills to ﬁ nd out your shopping ____2____ or calling habits.
Who would ____3____ you without your permission? It might be a spouse, a girlfriend, a marketing company, a boss, a cop or a criminal. Whoever it is, they will see you in a way you never ____4____ to be seen — the 2lst century equivalent of being caught ____5____.
Psychologists tell us ____6____ are healthy, that it’s important to reveal yourself to friends, family and lovers ____7____ stages, at appropriate times. But few of them remain today. The ____8____ bread crumbs（面包屑 ）you leave everywhere make it easy for ____9____ to reconstruct who you are, where you are and what you like. In some cases, a simple Google____10____ can reveal what you think. ____11____, increasingly we live in a world where you simply cannot keep a secret.
The key question is: Does that ____12____? For many Americans, the ____13____ apparently is “no”. When asked about privacy, most Americans say they are concerned about ____14____ it. A survey found an overwhelming ____15____ about privacy, with 60 percent of respondents saying they feel their privacy is “____16____ away, and that bothers me.”
But people say one thing and do ____17____. Only a tiny fraction of Americans change any ____18____ in an effort to preserve their privacy. Few people turn ____19____ a discount at toll-booths (收费站) to avoid using the EZ-Pass system that can ____20____ automobile movements. And few refuse supermarket loyalty cards.
1. A. glance B. browse C. read D. check
2. A. tendencies B. inclinations C. preferences D. aptitudes
3. A. see B. watch C. inspect D. supervise
4. A. imagined B. intended C. agreed D. proposed
5. A. hot B. red-handed C. exposed D. naked
6. A. respects B. restrictions C. self-protections D. boundaries
7. A. in B. at C. by D. with
8. A. messy B. digital C. numerous D. tiny
9. A. enemies B. criminals C. strangers D. companies
10. A. track B. search C. record D. download
11. A. Like it or not B. Believe it or not C. Make it or not D. Have it or not
12. A. work B. function C. match D. matter
13. A. truth B. answer C. problem D. concern
14. A. losing B. violating C. breaking D. depriving
15. A. optimism B. pessimism C. spiritualism D. materialism
16. A. sliding B. skidding C. slipping D. gliding
17. A. another B. the other C. others D. the others
18. A. habits B. mentalities C. manners D. behaviors
19. A. off B. away C. down D. back
20. A. chase B. hunt C. track D. pursue