"Having said that, whilst the general population has no privacy, there are still many ways for the really bad guys to pass messages largely unobserved."
Very powerful statement. The worst of them will always find a way to secure communications. As it has been throughout history. But, as these few will always cause chaos,they still cannot top death tolls by war(or peace), regular\and purposeful accidents, physical and mental disease(biggest killers in history), and natural disasters.
So governments electronically monitor communications worldwide, where we know 99% don't use even basic security. And this will yield just a big shit bag of digital storage But in reality, this won't get crap on people who really want to stay under.
Is our elected just feigning stupid, or do most just accept everything from the major industrial-complex lobbyist's propaganda and money?
Sorry dumb question...it is probably both.
Stop the stupid "war" tags.
War on drugs? fu
Eliminate this and reallocate 50% of the DEA, ?PD, every other form of LEA, to something more useful.
War on Terror? fu
We are not "Team America-World Police" Of course, war is needed for the entire world's economic stability. Way too much money in it. But get real, terrorism, and every other ISM, ISH, IAN, IST, LAM, LEM, etc. are way too complex to understand or control. Eliminate another trillion in budget. Use all IT stuff and other resources for some amazing human advancement.
Thanks, Mike for the heads up and article. As a life long resident of MN, I am ashamed of our state leaders for allowing this crap. I just blasted out some messages for my district senator and reps. I plan on getting a few more out soon. I encourage any MN readers to do the same.
I wonder when our great leaders will start to censor Khan Academy?
I realize this is reaching you via online, but I completely disagree with the many recent legislative moves that seem to take away basic rights. We do not need more laws that diminish common sense rights. Copyrights are mess, the patent system is in complete disarray, and government is bending to the will of the corporate world. This needs to stop now. Corporations are not people, they should not be able to influence Congress to pass laws that benefit themselves. Lobbying is destroying us from within.
Thanks for your consideration. It is time to rethink what technology has provided, and embrace its potential.
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