reply to post by Violater1
This isn't any big surprise or even news. Who hasn't proposed something like this and who thinks it doesn't happen already, everyday - as we speak?
Do you think the FBI, CIA or Homeland Security doesn't cruise all these sites looking for keywords? Looking to head off the next Ft Hood gunman or
another Jared Loughtner right now?
Not to mention assassination attempts on the President. (using those 2 words in a sentence probably got me flagged - and if it didn't they are working
on a time when it will)
I recall the largest criticism of our security agencies after 9/11 was there was all kinds of chatter online and on telephone conversations back and
forth between operatives that should have been picked up and red flagged.
Now it should come as no surprise this is being done at an alarming rate in the interest of "National Security" which apparently
precedence over individual privacy rights. I don't think National Security takes precedence over individual privacy rights and most lefty-liberals
They (we) think this is way beyond the bounds of necessity
but here is what happens...you get a business that becomes good at breaking security
and infiltrating these types of sites, sometimes the sites themselves are gathering information for sale to various interest groups that want to
capture "target" audiences and market to them directly and covertly.
This is "free market capitalism" and people are allowed to capitalize on the commodity of INFORMATION.
The business itself that gathers this information is protected by the "millionaire friendly right" and then National Security is a sacred cow to who
again? The dependable billionaire protecting, defense spending shopoholics on the right. The Patriot Act only flung the doors wide open so this
information (previously fiercely guarded and protected) was now the domain of security agencies. It is presumably in the best interest of the country
and to prevent another attack. That's a crummy bill of sale and a bad action giving up all of our personal privacy rights.
It is only the actions of groups like the ACLU and various liberal watchdog groups that keep the Feds from tapping your phone lines and getting all up
in anyone's business without trying to hide it - without cause or provocation.
If it were not for their tireless effort on our behalf we might all have a government agent monitoring our every purchase, movement online and
the house in Realtime.
It is only a matter of time before this becomes a reality anyway.
Where do you think they are going with the Street View technology?
You think they don't already have our license plates matched to the residence (blurred to provide the illusion of security) They can see if you have
guests over or an unregistered car.
With our SS# you think they don't already have our entire work history? This is why you can't work under the table - you are off the radar.
Your cellphone already pinpoints your location at all times. Bet someone is working on a program to make THAT a running stream of information visible
anytime for a price right now.
Facebooks new story format
is even going to give whoever cares a little booklet detailing our lives, our interests, family, friends and
associations (right down to how much we like them) from the moment we were born.
That should be fun. The only thing protecting us from being stark naked in front of BIG BROTHER is our clothing and those can be removed at the
airport. Otherwise BIG BROTHER sees everything we have, think and do now including what may or may not be in our underwear.
We call ourselves FREE?
The Swiss, the French and the Germans, probably many more, are more "free" (ie less like sitting ducks on the radar of their governments) than we
America is one great big mostly British experiment in effectively controlling the unwashed masses from the smallest possible seat of power and
influence. And they have us right where they want us...by the DNA in our short hairs.
edit on 14-1-2012 by newcovenant because: (no reason