Just my opinion… but…
WOW! I’m not surprised. The US is way ahead of the rest of the world when it comes to peeping and SMRCing. And the US criticizes China? (case in point Tiennamen Square vs. Kent State - just say’n s’all) and dozens more.
Historically, even pre-internet days with BBS’s, DataPac, and the such, businesses and government wanted in on our privacy. Not long ago police had to physically follow suspect citizens around, bug phones and hide microphones in homes. Now we buy, and then pay fees to carry the bugs with us wherever we go. In short, we buy our leash, and tell it things we wouldn’t tell our Mums or best friends and leave it in the cloud in perpetuity.
And government and policing still aren’t happy?
Every time government gets nosier, something new comes along to try to protect our rights to privacy, or is pushed further underground. When ‘they’ started peeping our email data, someone created PGP. As peeps and pervs develop laws and ways and means, PGP and Right to Privacy tools just gets better. PureOS is a great example.
The government in the US should review it’s hypocrisy starting with peeping verses it’s own Fair Information Practices Principles (FIPP) - but that makes sense.
If the Internet is seen as Progress, why in Hades does the US still believe in Congress?
When they force chips into newborns (for their protection of course) and our children are not worried about sleeping while being watched (protected), and lazy social media-washed brains of most millennial’s welcome embedded leashes, those with free minds will get by without melding with government/corporate data collectors.
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