Orwell Saw it Coming...

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  1. Nomad

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    See the rest of the article here

    But don't worry, they're only doing this to make us all safer.
     
  2. Carol

    Carol Crazy like a...

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    That's why I like my phone... untraceable... at least to me... bought it at a gas station, no contract but of course my putting my phone number on job applications and such has probably put it on the list anyway.

    Our future is so damned uncertain these days that it's scary. Too scary. Made me wonder about a lot of things... about myself, and my own life's experiences. If they haven't prepared me for something I haven't yet forseen... :idunno:

    Thinking weird.
     
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    Well, on another forum a lady told a tale of some folks tresspassing and asking all kinds of weird questions, all for the sake of 'enhanced 911 mapping'
    Stuff like how many people live at the residence, their names...
    odd and weird...


    or this little gem:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/04/aarons-inc-spy-webcam_n_857317.html
     
  5. bushidomartialarts

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    Begs the question:

    Does technology make privacy irrelevant? We walk past something like 3 to 5 cameras per day, our cell phones are traceable, facebook puts our most embarrassing mistakes up for the world to see...

    Maybe I should ask if it makes privacy illusory?
     
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    Ironically, this was the Dilbert today:

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