threat to your FUTURE privacy
First, let me state that I am almost 70 years old.I personally am not concerned anymore who's listening or watching me.
If I were in my 20's, 30's, or40's, even 50, I'd be very concerned that every key stroke I make in my browser, every email I send, every picture I put up on Facebook could eventually, be organized into a profile of me. Maybe not today, but this ability to filter this pollution of big data is only going to get much more precise as this technology gets better. And private contractors, of which there are more than 1000 firms, are responsible to the NSA, but they also are responsive to their shareholders. Meaning that the info they've collected could easily be FOR SALE.
Let's say your a 20 year old college girl, who had a legal abortion. Now your in a data base. .Five years from now you go to apply for a job, and that potential employer can buy your entire file on everything about you because of this data collection from one of these private contractors.
Maybe the short-sighted so called liberal pundits should stop talking about hanging this kid for treason, and start thinking about their children and the implications that unlimited access to their entire internet history could do to threaten everything they do moving into the future. A home loan , car loan, tax return, medical file, etc. Now it's only imagined. Maybe too compartmentalized. Not organized into a single file. But five years from now that may be a different story.
Everyone has known for at least seven years that they were collecting phone numbers, but I had no idea that all these internet companies, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft had surrendered every keystroke you make to the NSA (private contractors) At least Snowden forced open a window on this aspect of surveillance.Anybody who thinks they knew this already is lying. Apple didn't surrender to the NSA until six months after Steve Jobs died.
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