Global Roundup: Big Brother Goes Hi-Tech
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  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    There will be a cultural reaction to this increase in the invasion of privacy. Trade craft, encryption, and creative new methods to ensure privacy, will find their way into the cultural consciousness. In fact the Authoritarian governments are fighting a rear guard defensive action, which will just increase the number of enemies they face, as everyone goes into stealth mode.

  • jbay

    Just like there was a reaction to the institution of numbering citizens with social security #’s.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Security_number#History

    History waxes and wanes, and unfortunately for us high tech is occurring simultaneously with global conflagration. No me thinks the cows will silently chew there grass and the lemmings will continue to run off cliffs. Until at least it reaches a point of absolute absurdity.

    CCA contract w. 48 states to keep 90 occupancy of prisons…. well you’re gettin’ there!

  • jbay

    Sorry… that was 90%.

  • Some Sock Puppet

    The US isn’t feeling terribly friendly to privacy either, unfortunately.

  • Kris

    It’s not just Big Brother, it’s Little Brother too. We’re all watching each other. After the anonymity of urban life provided a respite from the earlier busybody-ness of small communities, technology is now swinging the pendulum against privacy. I’m one of those not particularly happy about this, and there should certainly be limits on Government, but I fear that the privacy that I and others enjoyed is endangered. (Again, without any need for, say, a “War on Terror”.)

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