Most of you are probably familiar with this:
Upload a picture of someone, and next thing you know, you're tagging whoever is in it and possibly even geo-tagging where the photo was taken.
Have you ever considered why you do this?
Certainly it's fun, and cool, and trendy, as well as any other reason, but, this is a conspiracy website, so, what's really going on?
Why would it be important to get data on what faces belong to who?
Well, considering that most facial recognition databases only contain data relevant to known criminals, it might be worthwhile to collect data on
EVERYONE else on the planet, just to be thorough. Ya know?
The more you tag your friends, the more you willingly, voluntarily, of your own free will contribute to building a better facial recognition system
and database that will track and monitor EVERYONE.
What about geo-tagging them? Well, it'd certainly be nice to know where one could find these people, especially if at some future time they become
persons of interest. No?
Sure, it sounds a little paranoid, but, consider how convenient these nifty tools are and have been made to be.
The minute you upload a new photo to one of these social informant *cough*, um, networking sites, you're being prompted to tag and locate whomever is
in the photo.
Why so insistent and so convenient?
Would you inform on your friends to the government?
Would you be a snitch?
Thing is, if you're tagging and locating your friends, you very well already ARE informing on your friends.
And here you were thinking you'd never be a traitor to the ones you love.
Most people get up in arms about privacy issues regarding camera getting put up in public everywhere, but, the cameras are nothing. They're in
public. Who cares? Such cameras should be the very LEAST of your concerns.
The real concern is where you, personally, voluntarily, and happily like the pre-programmed and good little mind controlled sock puppet robots social
engineering has helped you to be, go willingly out to spy on and inform on your friends, and even your own self.
You've a camera on that cell phone you carry, and probably GPS too. You might want to be a little concerned about that. It's potentially a lot more
invasive of your privacy than some camera in public as you take your phone with you everywhere, and that phone can be used remotely by any government
or secret agency that knows how to take any and all information you've got on it, including logs and histories of text, photos, websites, emails, and
anything else you've done on it or used it for, as well as actively spying on you and your friends in real time.
Are you a government informant?
Would you even know if your were?
edit on 14-8-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)