There are two words, certain to make Smiles, Glynksy – and many others – yawn:
Surveillance and Privacy
They don’t care about it. Any discussion is fruitless, you could talk to a wall or a lamp post.
The idea, that every human being needs privacy, is completely lost on them. They have forgotten their teenage years, when they needed and had it to develop their own personality. To dream, contemplate, experiment.
Constant surveillance, and how it changes human behavior, – proven countless times in prisons and totalitarian states – is of no concern to them either. The CIA Chief Technology Officer, Ira “Gus” Hunt, saying:
“the world is increasingly awash in information from text messages, tweets, and videos — and the agency wants all of it.”
“It is really very nearly within our grasp to be able to compute on all human generated information.”
“Mobile is NOT safe.” (three times)
is irrelevant to them. The most common response is: “I’ve got nothing to hide.”
Way more intelligent people than I have proven this statement to be false. I am not going to repeat it here, because … lamp post! Plus, I do not intend to bore Smiles to death.
The intend of this post is, to give you something else to consider.
Ask IT people, they will tell you:
“Every computer with an internet connection can be cracked.
If you want safety, cut the cable.”
You can find admissions from companies – now published almost daily, which got cracked. Apple, Microsoft, Sony, the list is endless. And these are IT companies. What do you think is happening in less professional environments?
Already I hear the response: