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  •  I quit 30 years ago. (5+ / 0-)
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    Don midwest, chuckvw, cybrestrike, DRo, JVolvo

    The more I explore the goings on of the internet the less certain that I can make use of the convenience of the technology without compromising privacy. It's not just the government, but private companies using data for profit.  

    •  This could be fixed with laws. Whether (4+ / 0-)
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      chuckvw, cslewis, hannah, orestes1963

      it's paper or electrons hardly matters when the topic is the right to communicate without either business people or government inhibiting and/or stalking us. And stalking it is.

      For business, I'd favor a law that says 'you use my data to make money, you, first, get my permission, 2nd, you pay me each time it's used.'

      For government: probable cause presented to a judge for a warrant, and nothing else.

      All the storing of data: flush the data immediately. Google searches, emails, whatever. The Stalkers have pushed the myth that all we do is public and public forever, but that's because of the way they do things. It's not a law of nature.

       


      Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

      by Jim P on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 11:53:37 AM PDT

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      •  Privacy law certainly needs strengthening. (1+ / 0-)
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        chuckvw

        What I question is the ability to know if the laws are being enforced with the continuous changes in technology.  

        •  Germany has, in each state, an Independent (2+ / 0-)
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          Williston Barrett, lysias

          Data Protection officer. Plus one for the nation. So we'd need something along those lines.

          Seems all of Europe has an rough equivalent since the first German state instituted the idea back nearly 40 years ago! Yet we've never heard the idea mentioned in the US.

          Our government has put the 'mock' in 'Democracy.'


          Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

          by Jim P on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 12:09:01 PM PDT

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          •  The question is the ability (0+ / 0-)

            of a data protection officer to accurately monitor what is happening with the technology.

            •  They could figure if, say, a google is keeping (0+ / 0-)

              our searches and emails, I would figure. I mean if people want to do something illegal, well, there's a problem which affects everything in life, not just tech.


              Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

              by Jim P on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 12:17:30 PM PDT

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            •  Along with (0+ / 0-)

              the ability of staying truly neutral to anyone with skin in the particular technology under monitoring.

              This all started with "what the Republicans did to language".

              by lunachickie on Wed Sep 11, 2013 at 02:49:02 PM PDT

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