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  •  And maybe the real liberal response to all of this (4+ / 0-)
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    jennybravo, TarheelDem, eXtina, 3goldens

    is not to complain about what the admin does with unprotected data, but to ask why we are selling ourselves to corporations?  In a world where technology continues to run amok, with schools being pushed to buy iPads for their students, wearable devices being the next wave and a further pushing of devices that are supposed to further integrate us at the expense of our privacy, maybe we should all stop and say "wait a minute, where is this all leading?  Who controls this stuff?  Do we NEED this?"

    But then, we risk being "left behind"...

    To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

    by dizzydean on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:14:11 PM PDT

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    •  In this case (2+ / 0-)
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      3goldens, dizzydean

      ...we might look to a corporation called SAIC that was the contractor to the NSA on this project.   And this in spite of the whistlebowing of John Kiriakou, who is now serving a prison term for trying to save the taxpayers money.

      We certainly need the communication capabilities.  The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street have demonstrated that.  We need the blogosphere that has emerged over the past 10 years.  But we need it on the terms of customers and citizens and not on the basis of elaborate terms of service that can bring criminal penalties for minor infringements.

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      by TarheelDem on Thu Jun 06, 2013 at 04:52:05 PM PDT

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