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Response to Phillip McCleod (Reply #14)

Sat Jun 15, 2013, 07:47 AM

15. Uncle Sam is the least of my concerns in this new era.

At least the government is bound by some oversight, even though many think it isn't nearly enough (I tend to agree).

No, what I think is of greater concern is the general availability of online communications to any motivated interest, of which our government is only one (albeit large) interest. The ability for any motivated party to know anything about anyone without directly asking or confronting, and to do so without the consent or even knowledge of the inquired should give anyone who uses the internet or a cell phone or email some pause to think. This is not some grand conspiracy, but a side effect of the technology we've willingly embraced. The democratization of information and the ubiquity of communications is something we've welcomed with open arms, but for some reason, people don't think that particular idea cuts both ways, that by using that technology, you leave a footprint that lasts as long as those providing the infrastructure deem necessary, required, or desired.

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