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  •  Protection (1+ / 0-)
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    Cadillac64

    I expect that everything in your phone will soon enough be copied into your car for convenience. But for now just your contacts and call logs, even for car calls, is sufficient for concern.

    Real concern for protecting all our personal data from government prying is only just starting to generate demand. Within 10 years tech protecting it, including network media transfers, will be as common as antivirus was 10 years ago.

    For it to protect from the government, at least the ordinary legitimate government (not the Pentagon/NSA/CIA), the Supreme Court must rule for all devices as it has now ruled for phones. And for all data, not just whatever is specifically the subject of this case. That might take a while, or never. But without it even the best tech isn't really good enough.

    "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

    by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 09:50:27 AM PDT

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    •  I seriously doubt it (1+ / 0-)
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      The younger people I speak with have no desire or inclination towards privacy.

      Take this latest game for example:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/..._(game)

      Or any number of "what or who is nearby" apps.

      •  Until They're Caught (1+ / 0-)
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        Kids are stupid. The extroverts who don't value privacy are the most obvious, and the most promoted by our security/media complex.

        The privacy right is innate. As Lincoln observed, rights are inalienable because eventually the people will rise up to insist on them, or die. Even most of the kids plastering themselves all over the Internet will eventually become more private. Though it will be too late to get back those Spring Break pictures from their job recruiter's file.

        "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

        by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 10:30:30 AM PDT

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        •  No doubt (1+ / 0-)
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          But how many older folks also blithely click on the permissions listed for apps they install on those same cell phones that now (correctly) need a warrant to search so they can play "words with friends".

          •  Not With "Out-Stopper" (1+ / 0-)
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            You're now talking about ignorant people misusing complex, perhaps predatory, software. Not people who don't care about their rights and their privacy/security.

            I described a near future where people are aware, as they are steadily becoming, and protection tech improves, even to stop blithe mistakes, as it is steadily becoming.

            The difference is the legal right to privacy. With it we can be safe; without it we cannot - regardless of the tech and attitudes. It looks to me like the tech and the attitudes will be in place. If we keep moving in the direction of this ruling, the rights will be too.

            "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

            by DocGonzo on Wed Jun 25, 2014 at 12:20:23 PM PDT

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