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  •  I keep thinking of the tweet (4+ / 0-)

    "The Surveillance State got so big, it began to eat itself."

    Listening to "Up with Chris" on the Surveillance State. David Frum is blaming the media and the leaking to the media. He says "we are all one second away from a career-ending leak." He is not blaming the government or its agencies for super surveillance, he is throwing the responsibility back on individuals who leak things. No one else agrees with him.

    I don't think the average person's privacy is safe even if we set strict privacy settings on Google and Facebook. I think whatever information we put out there is an open book for anyone who wants it.

    ❧To thine ownself be true

    by Agathena on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:27:42 AM PST

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    •  it's worse than that... (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't think the average person's privacy is safe even if we set strict privacy settings on Google and Facebook. I think whatever information we put out there is an open book for anyone who wants it.
      as far as your privacy on social media goes, you are only as private as your least discrete friend, relation or acquaintance allows you to be.

      i'm part of the 99% - america's largest minority

      by joe shikspack on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:59:23 AM PST

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    •  Nor is he blaming himself (4+ / 0-)

      for not using the privilege that he has, the megaphone that he has, when it really mattered.  

      That is the kind of freak out we're now seeing on the Beltway.  Wait until they all figure out all the bad shit that happened while they all were obsessed with every stupid tempest in a teapot during the two-year long campaign.  Lazy reporting.  Obsessive reporting of minutiae.   Millions of dollars in pay for doing it while the real investigative journalists are shut out, or most of them anyway, and many are out there writing for free, doing a better job than the silver spooned "journalists" of ProgandaAmerica networks.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:59:27 AM PST

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