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  •  but you were also right the first time! (11+ / 0-)

    I trust government and its three-letter agencies a hell of a lot more than I trust Google, Facebook, and all the rest of those.

    Since when did government compile biographic dossiers on over a billion people (Facebook "timelines")?

    Since when did government drive through neighborhoods harvesting passwords and personal data as they went (Google)?

    Since when did government go providing dossiers to any employer from whom you are seeking a job, telling them more about you than your own mother knows (data aggregators)?

    Since when (after the McCarthy era) did government fire you for your politics, thereby causing you to end up homeless or without medical care?  

    There are a hell of a lot more effective ways to oppress people than by threatening them with prison.  All you have to do is get them to internalize the oppression by creating a panoptic society where the private sector's uses of power are unlimited, and where people learn to "get by" by keeping their heads down.

    Why put a person in prison, when you can put prison in the person?

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 01:12:43 AM PDT

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    •  couldnt disagree more (0+ / 0-)

      Bad is never good until worse happens

      by dark daze on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 06:42:04 AM PDT

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    •  Well ... (2+ / 0-)
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      G2geek, Larsstephens

      If we limit our definition of cloud computing to Google, iCloud, etc (and that is the case for many) then you get what you pay for.

      My extent of using such services is to back up my phone contacts and no more, because if I lose it I can remote wipe it and have a back-up, and that is one pale gray shade more secure than no back-up and no remote wipe. Convenience feature.

      The service my company uses for cloud services is big, reliable and probably as secure as it gets, but it's a corporate client service with caged servers, not a consumer grade "free" service.

      What about my Daughter's future?

      by koNko on Mon Jul 30, 2012 at 09:21:32 AM PDT

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