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    k9disc, koNko, Nada Lemming, Lisa Lockwood

    to see your purchases,

    investments,

    and donations.


    Hmmm?  I heard that Paypal guy was NSA simpatico.

    Makes me wonder what his password policy is?

    •  They can already access our financial records (7+ / 0-)
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      jamess, koNko, kurt, k9disc, J M F, lotlizard, BlueDragon

      "legally," via the Patriot Act. So no, this would be totally to access material that was meant to be as private as it can be online.

      Blogs that are password protected, FB posts that aren't visible to friends, cloud accounts, etc.,

      The ability to commit more corporate espionage is truly frightening. I wouldn't keep any really good ideas on a hard drive. We don't stop congress from insider trading, so I doubt we would stop NSA agents from selling ideas raped from people's private accounts.

      Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

      by GreenMother on Sat Jul 27, 2013 at 09:13:54 PM PDT

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      •  ah, where do we keep our (1+ / 0-)
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        GreenMother

        really good ideas?

        in a personal paper journal???

        do we throw away all our technology?

        this whole thing is looking like a gigantic research project into hovering the world into a database.  what they ultimately do with that data base looks like the matrix.

        why does science fiction horror have to come true while science fiction utopias don't even make it into 21st brainstorming sessions?

        •  Because individual persons are interesting (0+ / 0-)

          creative, etc., but groups of people are insane, marauding power hungry creeps.

          Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

          by GreenMother on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 10:18:35 AM PDT

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