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Poll: Americans Already Believed Their Communications Weren't Private Anymore
Amid the disclosure that the federal government has systematically obtained massive amounts of Verizon phone records, a new poll shows that a preponderant majority of adults already fear that their private communications are no longer private.
Americans believe their cell-phone, e-mail, and other communications history is more likely to be accessed without their consent than any other form of sensitive personal information, the latest Allstate/National Journal Heartland Monitor Poll has found.
In the poll, 85 percent of adults surveyed said it was likely that their "communications history, like phone calls, e-mails, and Internet use," was "available for businesses, government, individuals, and other groups to access without your consent." That was a higher percentage than believed that any other kind of private information, such as medical and financial records, is being obtained without their approval.
The survey, which was conducted just before the controversy erupted over the National Security Agency's access to Verizon phone records (although not actual conversations), will be released in full on June 13.
About Circle Time
Much has been written of Circle Time in recent years, and as a teaching strategy it has seen increased use in Primary schools. However, it is not new. When a school considers Circle Time there are a number of issues that are key, which are worthy of consideration:
• Circle Time is not a subject
• Circle Time is a tool, it is an active teaching strategy
• To work best Circle Time should be developed across the key stages
• It should be used regularly, not spasmodically
• Circle Time should be developed in a planned way to address key issues within PSHE/Citizenship
• It can also be used reactively to address specific issues
• Lunchtime supervisors will find it a useful tool as a focus for active games or as a mechanism to resolve difficulty or conflict
• It can be used occasionally in staff or governors meetings Circle Time is part of an overall whole school strategy for behaviour management.
Originally posted by Flatfish
Look, I remember back when I got my first mobile phone, it was huge, it weighed about 3 lbs. and my conversations could sometimes be heard by anyone who was listening to their car radio in the vicinity of my call.
Originally posted by SeenAlot
It's a RADIO WAVE. There is no hard line connecting you to a wire and electric circuitry. Tesla harnessed radio for free use.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
I can't help but wonder if all these social media apps aren't some subtle psych op against the American public to get us used to the idea of always sharing everything we do publicly and destroying our perception of having any sense of privacy.