posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 05:32 PM
Originally posted by Rocker2013
Originally posted by Moshpet
Not all metadata should be considered bad or even worrying.
Motivation is the key here. I don't care about some website gathering this data about my visits to their site, that's fine. This is no different to
the shop owner watching people coming in and looking around.
The citizen doesn't have to fear a corporation, but they do have to fear a powerful government intending to gather intelligence about them as an
individual, for a specific and as yet unknown reason.
Actually, I'm more inclined to worry about a corporation abusing that information than our Government.
Unless you are among the 1% who are crazy enough to commit violence against the Government, odds are you don't even ping their radar. (Much less the
5% of you (over all) who might express a public opinion on the governments actions.)
Take Monsanto for example, recently they bought up a mercenary corporation. (IIRC it was Blackwater.)
Seeing how I don't much care for Monsanto, or their practices in politics, I have to wonder why a corporation would need it's own group of mercs. Is
it their next big power play? Or is it because they know the fecal material is going to hit the impeller over one of their products and they want a
way to get out of the country alive?
I don't fear our Government, I can pretty much guess which way the coin will flop as by who is doing the coin flipping.
But the Corporations do not allow us to even remotely see what they are doing, much less what strings they are pulling.
There is no FOIA with a corporation.
edit on 2-7-2013 by Moshpet because: (no reason given)