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  •  I think corporate spying is wrong too. We should (1+ / 0-)
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    have the strict privacy laws that most of Europe has.

    Corporate spying is only one step away from being used by a repressive or fascist government to categorize people and discriminate against them.

    AT&T and Verizon both allowed the NSA to spin off copies of Internet traffic on all their customers long before Congress made it "legal."  

    What keeps Facebook from using its billion+ archive of photos and the facial recognition software they developed from being a branch of the NSA?   One phone call? A visit by a clean-cut agent with a polite request?

    Advertising is a pernicious force and should be regulated, controlled and restricted.  Personal Privacy should be protected from marketing exploitation.

    But, yeah, I'm dreaming . . . .

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 01:50:16 PM PST

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    •  Yeah you are, and I was pretty (0+ / 0-)

      privacy protective when I was younger and still dreaming.

      Even without the internet and Google and tracking software I was in some systems somehow, and information on me was available to possible employers.  

      So really we're basically vulnerable to fascists and better bust ass to keep them out of power or be prepared for those re-education camps the RW fantasizes about.  

      Talk about projection being a vulnerability.  Every time they open their mouths with a new Obama Fear they tell us what they've got planned for everyone who isn't them.

      I'm not looking for a love that will lift me up and carry me away. A love that will stroll alongside and make a few amusing comments will suffice.

      by I love OCD on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 10:33:46 PM PST

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