Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Aug 2010 10:47 UTC
Humor Now that I'm done with my internship and ready to take on OSNews again, I figured it'd be nice to start off with something light-hearted. I just read that Google bought an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera, ready to photograph whatever it flies across. We may consider Google's biggest threat to be privacy, but with all this computing power they have, their Street View cars, and now, unmanned flying drones, they look more and more like SkyNet to me. So, what's your most likely apocalyptic scenario?
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by sbenitezb on Tue 10th Aug 2010 13:25 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
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We're living it. It's called 1984. (Or Brazil, as another good example)

Where no man is allowed to question how any part of the system, because that makes him a terrorist. Privacy is a crime because we've been told that only terrorists have something to hide. Corporations own everything, including your identity; nothing is truly yours.

I disagree. That may be true in USA and other terrorist countries, but surely not everywhere. I'm allowed to question whatever I want to question about the system here, except it couldn't probably matter to much people.

As of privacy, you can get as much privacy as you want in your own home. No one is watching you (go check for hidden mics). If you are thinking of privacy in public areas, well, they are public areas, there's no guaranteed privacy anywhere outside your own house. Big brother could be watching you while you drive home, as any other person around you could, for that matter. So what you might be thinking is not about privacy, but public disclosure of your public activities.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Wed 11th Aug 2010 07:04 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
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The society we live in is brain-dead enough to put an ad up like this and think it alright:

And where is the opt-out for CCTV? If you went to someone’s home and they did have cameras in it—and they were fine with that, but you were not—where would the opt-out be for that?

Things are changing on the whole gradually, and through that the changes are becoming impossible for the one individual to reverse. Everybody has to go with the flow.

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