Originally posted by Dogmire
I was talking to a friend last year about surveillance and being watched. She too felt it wasn't a big deal and a person shouldn't be doing anything
wrong in public anyway.
I pointed out to her that an example of "being watched" could be the monitoring of your automobile's GPS location and speed. What if a time comes
whenever your speed of travel exceeds the posted limit by at least 5mph (8kph) a ticket is automatically generated and mailed to you. She didn't like
that idea at all!
The funny thing about this is, practically everyone has phones, and practically everyone that has such phones have phones with GPS, yet, for some
reason, they want to throw a wall-eyed fit when it comes to so called "privacy" issues with simple cameras posted in PUBLIC places, even though they
voluntarily of their own free will carry a cell phone with GPS, and they even carry that cell phone with GPS with them inside their home.
Additionally, that very same cell phone can be TURNED ON remotely to listen to everything you say and everything around you, and if it has a camera,
the camera can also be used and hijacked by any agency to see what can be seen through said camera.
Oh, but, it's entirely okay to willingly and voluntarily carry around something that could be used as a government listening device, used to tell all
your personal secrets to everyone in any and every government agency that wants to listen in, or check your web browsing activity, or capture your
chat logs, yeah, because certainly something so powerful as a personal computer that holds all your private information and knows where you are at all
times is much much much much safer and better and convenient because it's a cool and nifty gadget that you can play angry birds on.
Everyone gets all up in arms throwing total wall-eyed foaming at the mouth conniption fits over cameras IN PUBLIC when they carry around a device that
any and every government agency can use much more effectively to spy on them at ALL TIMES, even in their home, anywhere and everywhere they go and
take the phone with them, and they willingly take the phone with them without complaint.
Further, if anyone tried to take their precious personal government spy device away from them, they'd throw another fit because they would be robbed
of the convenience of the interwebs, and their social networks, and angry birds, and texting, and twitter, and whatever else they use their personal
government agency spy device for.
Think about it.
Cameras in PUBLIC?
Big deal. Who cares. It's not news. Get over it. Quit being a big butt-hurt baby over it.
Personal Government agency spy device in your pocket, capable of watching and listening to you at all times?
Hmmm, if you're really all that bent out of shape about privacy while you're in PUBLIC, you might want to think about leaving your phone somewhere
or just getting rid of it all together.