Friday, June 7, 2013

MINE MY DATA ALL YOU WANT BUT MIND MY PRIVACY

The posturing of politicians never ceases to amaze me. The front page news that NSA looks at phone and internet records created a fire storm of outraged indignation . Former Vice President Al Gore tweeted (there is something inherently wrong with those words) "In digital era, privacy must be a priority. Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous."

To me it is quite simple. If the government is checking up on me to see if I go to porn or gambling sites (which, by the way, I do not Big or little Brother or Sister), I feel that is an invasion of my privacy, counter to the constitution, and a waste of our tax dollars.

If, however, they are checking up to make sure I am not conspiring to hurt other Americans, though still a waste of time and money, mine all you want. My tweet would be, "In digital era privacy must be respected, but anti-terrorism tactics must explore and exploit all possible sources and resources." I think that is too many letters for a tweet, but let's see if they catch me!

Bye for Now,

Bill

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