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Forum Post: Collected Personal Data Will Always Be Used Against The Citizens

Posted 2 years ago on March 18, 2012, 8 p.m. EST by Reneye (118)
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Collected Personal Data Will Always Be Used Against The Citizens

Privacy:

“The doctrine for authorities collecting sensitive, private data on citizens right now appears to be “your private data may be useful to us, and therefore, we shall take it by force”. From general wiretapping to data retention to face recognition to mass tracking of individuals, the same pattern is evident: people demanding their right to privacy are treated as criminals who are obstructing justice just for the sake of it.

From experience, we know that all data leaks. Seriously, if the United States of America can’t protect its most dirty laundry from leaking through Wikileaks, you can bet that no governmental authority in the world will be able to – or care to – protect the data they are collecting about you this very minute.

Whom you talk to, and how often. How you move around the city. Where you rest, where you work, where you sleep. Your dating preferences and habits. Political opinions. What newspapers you read. What articles in those newspapers, in what order, and for how long.

Never in history have authorities been so carelessly curious about the people they are supposed to work for, and taken so much information from them by force. The doctrine is evident: “Your private data may be useful to us, therefore, we shall take it by force; who cares if you are inconvenienced by us digging through about your habits in depth”.

Let me illustrate the level of “inconvenienced” that history teaches us is the sharp end-of-the-day reality:…”

More at:

http://falkvinge.net/2012/03/17/collected-personal-data-will-always-be-used-against-the-citizens/

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[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

It's not like this is news. They also restarted a bigger and better echelon.

Marketers have been doing this for more years than you want to know.

[-] 1 points by timirninja (263) 2 years ago

CIA to spy on people through household Wi-Fi connected items http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENPVv-uOl5Y

[-] 1 points by Nevada1 (3985) 2 years ago

Hi Reneye, Good post. Best Regards