posted on Apr, 2 2017 @ 09:37 PM
I wasn't sure exactly where to post this, but this area seemed most fitting.
In my local newspaper, The Carmi Times, Friday, March 31st, 2017, they ran an article entitled "Illinois moves to implement internet privacy
safeguards." The opening paragraph of the story states:
"SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans
in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year." Later on in the article it says,
"....the proposal treats basic information such as names, addresses and phone numbers as highly sensitive." (Their highlight.)
I thought that every telephone call we make and every e-mail we send was already intercepted in some way, shape or means by one or more government
agency? Just what "privacy" are these Illinois Democrats referring to? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought every call was listened in on and
if certain catchwords were said, it would be escalated higher up the chain of the listening agency. But doesn't that mean that if the government is
listening for certain words, every call must be listened to so as to not miss anything by potential terrorists? And I've long heard that e-mails
were not secure. If this is indeed the case, American citizens don't actually have the "rights of privacy" we thought we did, right? So, what's
all the hullaballoo the Republicans and Democrats keep making? Who do they think they're fooling?