"I just got called for jury duty," Masa, who is Japanese, said to me. "I'm not a citizen. How did they find me?"
"You have a driver's license, right?" I asked.
"That's probably it," I said. "In any case, they have ways of finding you if they really want to. It's a culture of surveillance."
At this point the man at the next table put his paper down, turned to us, smiled and said, "Culture of surveillance . . . I like that!"