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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Moem » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:00 pm

pacho37 wrote:What surprises me most is that so many people don't really seem to care.

I know, right? Or they'll say 'What can you do, they already know everything there is to know about me, privacy is dead ¯\_(ツ)_/¯"

Which results in the same: doing absolutely nothing.
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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Arch_Enemy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:30 pm

DAMIEN1307 wrote:yes arch, between cable companies smart phones apps etc. we are feeding the beast...thats why i dont use google right down to blocking any tracking etc they try to do even though not using their services...the same for facebook...i also block their tracking...ive never even been on facebook yet they try to track everyones internet activity regardless so i just block them...smart phones?...i dont use or want one...i use an old fold up dumb phone......so my advice is...dont feed the beast...it is known to bite...DAMIEN


I have one as well but I swtiched carriers and need a smartphone for work. I have another flip but it is also wrong network.
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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Arch_Enemy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:34 pm

pacho37 wrote:What surprises me most is that so many people don't really seem to care. W10/Google/NSA/FB/the government spying on you? 'Oh whatever, I got nothing to hide...anyway don't bother me now, I need to post a photo of my dinner on FB and tweet that i just returned from the bathroom'.


LOL! Yeah...people put WAY to much information. Also, London led the way with municipal cameras and face recognition software, now becoming de rigour around the world. I love it when criminals think they can get away with anything and then wonder how they got caught.

What also amazes me is what people think is an "invasion of privacy". One guy here thinks planes going over head (small planes with an airport 2 miles away) is an invasion of privacy, and that's not anywhere near what we encounter every day.
It's a very slippery slope from "keeping the populace safe" to "big brother is watching".
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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Citizen229 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:24 pm

The smartphone zombies are everywhere!
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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Arch_Enemy » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:31 pm

Citizen229 wrote:The smartphone zombies are everywhere!



I know. They step out into traffic from between two parked vans and expect you to haul 3,000 pounds from 30 to zero in 3 feet. :evil:
The worst ones for this are Amherst College students.
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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby samriggs » Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:28 pm

Maybe we should have some fun with survellance like this dude in london lol

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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby Arch_Enemy » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:58 am

samriggs wrote:Maybe we should have some fun with survellance like this dude in london lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npM-tWbyyiI


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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby jimallyn » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:11 am

I saw that Snowden quote somewhere on the internet, and in googling to see if it was a genuine Snowden quote, I found more of what he said:

“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say. It’s a deeply anti social principle because rights are not just individual, they’re collective, and what may not have value to you today may have value to an entire population, an entire people, an entire way of life tomorrow. And if you don’t stand up for it, then who will?” - Edward Snowden

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Re: Privacy being subverted by new laws

Postby mike acker » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:53 am

..."government monitoring of its employees, citizens, and news media -- to protect its own interests, not to protect us from terrorists -- is becomming as fact of life."
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