Putting bugs in your phone and residence is difficult, requires technical expertise and people to actually monitor. So well, what can you do? Like the article says, the option was to educate. But then comes social media and kills the technical barrier, so great, lets spy on our students, candidates, etc, and have them give us clearence to do so through intimidation.
We never had those rights to begin with, spying was just more of a hassle then than it is now.
Now begins the real fight for those rights. If we fail, then we are left with a socialitariam-regime and forced to keep using some hypocritical-media in order to be able to get jobs/loans/etc while we keep private matters offline (until new technology breaks that barrier too).
When all worthwhile criteria are equal, worthless criteria are used to decide.
"This guy swore in a facebook post, so lets go with the other guy."
That's also just scratching the surface of the problem when you begin to consider sexual inclinations, religion, political views and ehtnicity.
None of that information should be relevant to most job applications, but once available they will surely be used to the employers will and you have no say in it.