Sunday, June 16, 2013

I'm on your computer, watching your keystrokes

Saint Peggy says it all

Our government is not totalitarian. Our leaders, even the worst of them, are not totalitarian. But our technology is totalitarian, or rather it is there and can be used and abused by those whose impulses tend, even unconsciously or unthinkingly, in that direction... Go to somebody who's 75 and ask, "So if it turns out the U.S. government is really spying on American citizens and tracking everything they do, is that OK with you?" They'll likely say no, that's not what we do in America.
I also saw an article about a guy's teenaged son covering all the camera eyes on his computer screens, to stop them from spying...Paranoia? Well, if I find any photos of me stark naked on the net, you'll know my computer was breached.


Related item (satire) if Palin was president.

after a long list of things being done right now, the writer comments:

But the real issue is this “transparency” thing. We can’t really have any with a democrat in charge. Implicit in all of these bullets is the unstated extra, “If President Palin ever made any movement in any of these directions, the media would light her up like a fucking Christmas tree.”
 she will never be president, but she has more one liners than Leno:
“Our government spied on every single one of your phone calls but couldn’t find two pot-smoking deadbeat Bostonians with a hotline to terrorist central in Chechnya.…

And it’s built an apparatus to sneak into all of the good guys’ communications but…whoopsi-daisy… It missed the Fort Hood murderer of our own troops despite this Islamic terrorist declaring his ideology in numerous army counselling sessions and on his own business cards. But, whoops, no red flags there.


The problem: The idea of "pathological altruism"

Not a new idea: Hyack's book on totalitarianism says the same thing...

headsup Instapundit.

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