Are they spying on us?
by kwkid - 12/24/04 6:09 PM
In Reply to: Spying OS on you by elmrj
I must admit I'm rather confused by all of the responses. The majority state quite clearly that we are being spied on by big business and the government. And yet, to date, I have never seen anyone offer any proof, that is admissable in court, for their assertions. Let's examine one specific case very quickly. The Congrssional inquiry into the 9/11 massacre has conclusively proved that the assailants used the internet to help plan their attack. We have the proof of this. Now based on this evidence, if we are indeed being "spied on" by the government or big business, we must therefore make the premise that both the government and big business ignored these threats. While I will clearly admit that plenty of mistakes were made concerning 9/11, I cannot, in all good conscience, believe that anyone would allow this to be ignored. Therefore, I don't believe we are being actively spied on. That being said, I do believe that there is a lot of tracking going on. It is amazing to me that I see so many people, trying to win a free car, freely give out their email address, while admiring it at the mall. What do they believe these people are going to do with that email address? Is MasterCard, Visa, or AmEx tracking your purchases and then forwarding you relevant email concerning those purchases. Sure they are. But the individual provided that email address to MasterCard, Visa, and AmEx. Is Amazon.com, Blockbuster, Barnes and Noble suggesting related products such as books and videos based on what you recently purchased? Sure they are, but the individual agrees to this when they make the purchase thru these sites. If you don't want to be "spied on", don't give anyone, other than family and friends, your email address. Don't make purchases using a credit card, use only cash. And don't buy items over the internet. We, the people, are our biggest enemy when it comes to the "spying" issue because we blatantly open the door allowing these issues to occur. Of course, these are simply facts and if you are parnoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you.
Here is hoping that all of you have a great Holiday and the Best of the New Year.
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