posted on Feb, 8 2014 @ 03:28 PM
This sort of garbage has concerned me for quite a long time; I saw it coming a mile away. And what really bugs me is, I don’t think that we can stop
it now. Sure, you can try to minimize your online profile, but there’s already a sh-tload of “private”stuff about you already out there;
especially if you use any of the social networking services, cloud services, blah, blah, blah. With hi-tech advancing so quickly, it wont be long
before the net knows EVERYTHING about you - warts and all. This “ïnternet of everything” stuff that companies like Google are developing really
concerns me. Soon all your home appliances will be spying on you. While your refrigerator is mischievously spamming you, your toaster will be snapping
pics of you (no more running around the house nude!) and relaying the data back to headquarters. What a fate we’ve chosen!
My ex-wife used to get a kick out of those online public records services. You know, the ones where you pay a few bucks and get every sordid detail
about someone’s past life. She knew everyone’s dirty laundry. It used to piss me off, and we had a few disputes over it. I feel that’s stepping
over the line. Even when it comes to arrest records. I mean, what if someone got busted a time or 2 in the past for petty drug charges, or whatever,
and had to do time over it. But, that person has cleaned up since and is a really decent individual (I'm not implying that people with minor offenses
are bad people). Maybe that person would like to keep what happened in Las Vegas in Las Vegas. That sort of thing can really stigmatize a person, and
it’s not fair. Personally, I don’t feel right about prying into someone else’s personal affairs. If they want me to know something, they can
tell me. Or, if I’m all that concerned about it, then I can take the trouble to find out what I need to know through law enforcement channels. I
don’t think everyone should be able to find out about someone else so easily; not without good cause. I’ve been working in IS/IT all my working
life, and I love hi-tech, but I do think there should be limits on an individuals ability to obtain another’s personal information - otherwise, I
consider it an invasion of privacy.
You know, it’s not what the NSA has on you that should be of greatest concern. It’s what Google knows about you that will bite you in the ass some
Just my personal opinion...