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Privacy disappears with more technology: Study

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 08:44 AM
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Privacy disappears with more technology: Study


www.canada.com

OTTAWA — Emerging technologies are undermining the privacy and anonymity of people in Canada and around the world — and laws and regulations are, if anything, helping the process along, according to results of a new study.


So says Lessons from the Identity Trail, a "unique" analysis conducted by scholars from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands.


In all five jurisdictions, there is little legal protection of anonymity, the study says. Rather, there's a growing preference for laws and policies that require people to be identified.


And the legal protection for anonymity that does exist appears to be eroding, the study says.


"The focus on safety and security has repeatedly trumped the call or justification for anonymity," said Valerie Steeves, a University of Ottawa criminologist, who co-edited the book with Ian Kerr, Research Chair in ethics, law and technology at the University of Ottawa.

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posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 08:44 AM
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Its getting very hard these days to remember we live in a democracy. Its like some sick joke where our future slave masters put their plan right infront of our faces and laugh at us because we cannot stop it.


Each of the five jurisdictions has considered introducing national ID cards, a "significant change that promises to have a chilling effect on anonymity," Steeves said.


This has been being discussed for quite a while now, and is probably the most worrisome plan the elites have cooking for us. With all ID's in one database, its way to easy for "accidental" deletion.


Judicial rulings in some jurisdictions also have "lowered the threshold" for police to detain people and to make them identify themselves.


I have yet to face such a situation and have discussed this with a friend who is a police officer, and he admits there is no "firm" law requiring me to carry ID. This however has occured and resulted in charges mainly because people get pissed off and then "resist", giving the police all they need to take you in. So basically they use it to trap you in a sense.


Furthermore, the use of video surveillance in public spaces is "clearly increasing" in all jurisdictions, diminishing the de facto anonymity once enjoyed in those spaces.


This has recently been installed where I live in a few locations. It seems like a good idea but I know it will not stop at "high" crime locations. It just lays the groundwork for the eventual monitoring of all "public property" (like it really exists anymore).


"The law seems to be enabling the deployment of technologies of surveillance, rather than protecting anonymity,"


Funny how they talk about it like the law has a mind of its own. Last I knew, judges were appointed and are the ones enabling the law to screw us over.


Technologies such as radio frequency identification chips and software built into everything from the clothes we wear to the furniture on which we sit — appear to be transforming communications systems from "architectures of freedom to architectures of control," the study says.


I will be wrapping myself in a tin-foil suite in the not too far future. These RFID chips are crazy, I will never allow one in my home or on my person. If i'm forced to carry a national ID with a RFID, it will be in a lead lined wallet.


"The space for private, unidentified, or unauthenticated activity is rapidly shrinking."


What a world we have allowed to be created for our children to inherit. This kind of news is everywhere and its getting damn depressing to hear it continueing on like a juggernaught that cannot be stopped.

Why are we letting our rights and the rights of those yet to be born be taken from us? Why can't we stop this?





www.canada.com
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[edit on 9-4-2009 by FreeSpeaker]



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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And they'll say: it's for YOUUUU! It's for the CHILDREN!



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:11 AM
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Remember democracy just means mob rule, and if the mob hates you, than thats your life foked. Thats a democracy. Remember democracy is equal to something bad. If youra minority they are sh1t to live in.



posted on Apr, 9 2009 @ 09:29 AM
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The mob is not responsible for this. The mob is being manipulated and misdirected by a very small minority of very wealthy people. The blinders have been pulled down and too many people are too stupid or careless to realize it. The majority of the mob will willingly walk into slavery. To bad we have to be made slaves before people will wake up and throw down the government that enslaved them while they were watching TV or at the club getting wasted.



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