“Got kitesurfing on the mind, mixed with some search & classification tech, and a dab of political ranting”

The privacy-security wickedly sliperry slope or “Hello Big Bro'”

Posted by direwolff on December 1, 2006

Well, here it is, like it or not, no matter how close it seemed that we were to the “Big Brother is watching you” syndrome, one in which list brokers buy and sell your our information from and to, any and every business that receives it in confidence from you for transactional purposes and resells it OR buys it in order to try to get you to buy their products and services. And what about the phone companies and no longer secret government surveillance program. Well now, we find out about yet another program. Oh yes, those folks at the Department of Homeland Security are busily dismantling the Constitution before any one awakes to this fact, all under the guise of our security. Yikes!!!

Learn to live in a world in which privacy doesn’t exist because we seem to be loosing the escalating battle and intrusiveness into our most private and intimate moments. Bruce Schneier brought attention to this matter on his blog which is where I heard about it, and many of the comments are precious, not to mention dead on.

The most insulting to the intelligence quote goes as follows:

“If this catches one potential terrorist, this is a success,” [Jasyon p.] Ahern [an assistant commissioner of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection agency] said.

Will someone tell this guy that the day he finds a “potential terrorist” is the day that he can predict the future…”oh yeah, and when you get that done, please buy me 1,000,000 shares of whatever stock is going up a 10 points over the two months, on my margin account ;-)

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