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Friday, June 7, 2013

Nobody Would Mind the NSA's PRISM Wiretapping Program So Much If It Also Restored Your Hard Drive When It Crashed

Posted by on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 11:27 AM

As Google, Facebook, et al. have learned, Americans don't really mind giving up their privacy as long as they get something they value in return. I'm just sayin'.

 

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Best article on this stuff:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/06…
Posted by sgt_doom on June 7, 2013 at 11:37 AM · Report this
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I can't believe Charles is the one with the rep for weird, lazy, smug arguments when Goldy posts shit like this.
Posted by mai naim hear on June 7, 2013 at 11:44 AM · Report this
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Should those Americans who value their privacy because they understand its value be punished because a simple majority of their fellow citizens cannot discern the difference between voluntarily exchanging privacy for consumer value from a commercial interest and involuntarily losing your privacy to a government without your consent and with the very real consequences against your rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? F

Facebook cannot imprison me or kill me, and I'm free not to have a Facebook account.

When it comes to the significant differences between a consumer relationship with a commercial interest and a citizen's relationship to their government, Americans would do well to avoid confusing the nature of the two.

Failing to make that distinction is what got us here, where the line between corporations and government has been eroded and nearly erased.
Posted by Eschew Obfuscation - Government Is Not Facebook on June 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 4
@2 - Charles is better known for the batshit insanity of things like obsession with dead birds, sexual attraction to trees and so on. Goldy has the market on smug cornered.
Posted by MacCrocodile http://maccrocodile.com/ on June 7, 2013 at 12:05 PM · Report this
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I've always thought Goldstein personified the blithely oblivious typical American today, and therefore find his remark highly relevant.

Simply put, any American by this time who hasn't figured out 9/11/01, or the global financial meltdown, is complete idiot, wilfully ignorant and not remotely deserving of citizenship in this country (unless, of course, they really are a certified retardate).

Yes, it does require some reading on the part of the citizenry, ignoring sports, TV, movies, porn and strange fetishes for a short period while said knowledge is accumulated, but the moron's programmed response to everything: "Conspiracy theory, conspiracy theory!" simply no longer suffices.

Solipsism is alive and thriving among the majority of Ameritards today, unfortunately!

Suggested articles:

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2013/06/on…

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2013/06/in…

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/spe…

Posted by sgt_doom on June 7, 2013 at 12:11 PM · Report this
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Will in Seattle 7
Besides, hard drives are dead. SSD is pretty much standard nowadays.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on June 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 8
Privacy is more of a rarity in human history than the norm.

For most of it we lived in small villages and towns and in closely cramped quarters. For those who had it better in castles, the low number of people made it so it was a MTV Real Life special.

You might say that privacy is not normal.

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://www.you-read-it-here-first.com on June 7, 2013 at 1:20 PM · Report this
chaseacross 9
@5

Please don't tell me you're pushing Trutherism...
Posted by chaseacross on June 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM · Report this
theophrastus 10
cute notion! the NSA as the official "cloud" (as opposed to cloud-what-cloud?)

12,000 years ago. when email was still young. there was a function on the (emacs) editor called "spookbait" which would dump a random string of suggestive keywords that was presumed to key the (then darpa) net observers to save that email; thus adding that to each message their servers would become bogged...yadda.yadda. no such storage limits prevail these days ($8billion for new Utah facility please) i'm sure. -sigh-
Posted by theophrastus on June 7, 2013 at 1:30 PM · Report this
Cascadian Bacon 11
Goldy supports tyranny as long as it is his party that is doing it.
Posted by Cascadian Bacon on June 7, 2013 at 2:33 PM · Report this
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Right now, at this very moment I type this text, the Time Machine icon is backing up my Macbook. Wirelessly. With no interaction required by me at all.
Posted by montex on June 7, 2013 at 11:32 PM · Report this
sirkowski 13
Oh noes, the gubmint is spying on my cats pictures!
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on June 8, 2013 at 12:10 AM · Report this
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@11 there's no fascist like a liberal fascist. Incompetent AND overbearing.

"We're going to snoop on everyone and everything for terrorists and then refuse to acknowledge the ones we find."

Example - The administration still refers to the Ft. Hood shooting as "workplace violence".
Posted by delbert on June 8, 2013 at 8:32 AM · Report this
sirkowski 15
@14 Wrong! Fort Hood was a reptilian false flag.
Posted by sirkowski http://www.missdynamite.com on June 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM · Report this

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