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Privacy Lost: MSNBC Survey Results

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posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 06:13 AM
MSNBC is doing a week-long series of articles on their site called "Privacy Lost". What's interesting is that in a survey, the majority of respondents say that they are concerned about losing their privacy, but yet the majority also favor using the technology that invades their privacy, but makes their lives easier.

Do people trust their government or corporations to protect their privacy? They don't. Would they submit to having a computer chip implanted in their skin to help identify them? Many would. That's just one of the surprises revealed by's privacy survey, conducted over the past month.

The most obvious paradox on display in the survey results are that Americans are much more trusting than they say they are.

People have almost no faith in either their government or corporations to protect their privacy, the survey indicated. When asked "Who do you trust more to protect your privacy — government or private corporations," a full 88 percent picked the third option — "neither."

But despite this near universal skepticism, consumers expressed a willingness to share intimate details of their lives with government agencies and businesses.


Personally, I feel that the more the media talks about "losing our privacy", the more accepting people will become over losing their privacy. It's all part of the mind game the media plays with the public. It doesn't matter if the news is good or bad... just keep shoving it in their faces and they eventually will accept it.

It also doesn't help that the technology that invades our privacy will be necessary in order to live comfortably in society. You'll really have to accept it unless you want to go live in the woods and fend for yourself.

posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 06:59 AM

Would they submit to having a computer chip implanted in their skin to help identify them? Many would.

They are crazy and I would never accept any chip implanted under my skin.

People are stupid, they think that if they have nothing to hide, the government can know everything about them! Hey MORANS, it's private life! It's a RIGHT! You want to live in a totalitarian state or what?

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