reply to post by gladtobehere
I am not surprised that they sift through electronic data for keywords. It is within their right to use the data they collect as they see fit. There
is no such thing as privacy, it does not exist. Even those who answer Anonymously are not truly anonymous.
Phone providers warn you with statements like: "Information that we automatically collect. We automatically receive certain types of information
whenever you use our Services. We may collect information about your device such as the type, version of operating system, signal strength, whether it
is on and how it is functioning, as well as information about how you use the device and services available through it, such as your call and data
usage and history, your location, web sites you have visited, applications purchased, applications downloaded or used, and other similar information.
We may link information we automatically collect with personal information, such as information you give us at registration or check out. We may use
systems or tools to follow your use of our Services and other applications, including using cookies, web beacons and other mechanisms, along with
analysis of network and device information." www.sprint.com...
Even ATS adheres to the NAI Code of Conduct which says: "NAI member companies collect and use data for marketing purposes."
And, ATS itself says: "We use non-identifying and aggregate information to better design our
website and to share with advertisers." www.abovetopsecret.com...
ATS and the NAI are not above their collected information
going to government agencies and aggregate sources, directly or indirectly. Even your internet provider collects and disseminates the information.
And, when it comes to the US government and records The United States Code Title 5 GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES PART I—THE AGENCIES
GENERALLY (§§ 101–913) CHAPTER 5—ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (§§ 500–596) SUBCHAPTER II—ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE (§§ 551–559) § 552a.
Records maintained on individuals (b) Conditions of Disclosure. (7) says: "No agency shall disclose any record which is contained in a system of
records by any means of communication to any person, or to another agency, except pursuant to a written request by, or with the prior written consent
of, the individual to whom the record pertains, unless disclosure of the record would be—" (among other things) "to another agency or to an
instrumentality of any governmental jurisdiction within or under the control of the United States for a civil or criminal law enforcement activity if
the activity is authorized by law, and if the head of the agency or instrumentality has made a written request to the agency which maintains the
record specifying the particular portion desired and the law enforcement activity for which the record is sought." It identifies "records" as "any
item, collection, or grouping of information about an individual that is maintained by an agency, including, but not limited to, his education,
financial transactions, medical history, and criminal or employment history and that contains his name, or the identifying number, symbol, or other
identifying particular assigned to the individual, such as a finger or voice print or a photograph;" www.law.cornell.edu...
Privacy is an illusion and we agree to it.
edit on 2-6-2013 by PhyberDragon1 because: (no reason given)
edit on 2-6-2013 by PhyberDragon1 because: Grammar