nomko, my view on this thread is that if anyone doesn't like it they don't have to read it.
Please allow others to express their views and issues and they will allow you to do the same.
Everything in this thread applies to everyone, sooner or later.
I posted a scant few items for people to take notice. Some people might benefit from the information.
About paranoia. With all due respect, your opinion may or may not be qualified. But everyone should exercise some sense of security, paranoid or not.
Pat, I do not carry my ss card nor do I have a credit card or bank account.
I reiterate - yes, everyone is being watched by someone, some place, and at various times. Many people do not realize that theft of your information, however benign, can cause you problems, as stated by Pat. Poor pat has to live with the problem indefinitely.
About cameras and sensitivity - cameras do not have to be that sensitive to watch your fingers move around a keyboard. But many of the new ones can easily see the date on a quarter. It makes for better identification of a criminal at a distance.
There are other reasons why people would want to be observant of their surroundings other then identity theft.
What about a woman walking out to her car at night. A good camera could read the license number of someone who might assault her (or worse). I surely would want cameras that sensitive to help catch and prosecute a criminal in cases like that. So,a woman might be desirous of observing her surroundings and park where there are cameras, for security reasons.
I could list many scenarios.