" even up to the point of feeling citizen recordings are a "game" that activists will tire of if officers refuse to rise to the "bait.""
Google glass, contact lenses with cameras, life logging cameras, SSD storage size doubling every 1 1/2 to 2 years. Not much of a chances this trend is going to stop, if anything it is going get much more massive. With little brother (citizens) trying to film everything, versus big brother (government) attempting to delete, deny, and hide everything.
Every little bit of data tells a tale about you. Each piece, on its own, is a piece of a larger puzzle that describes your life. Allowing a government, whose goal is to store all data about you forever, access to small pieces of your life is insanity.
Robotics, automation, digital currencies, immortality, nanotechnology, cheap solar energy, cheap energy storage, etc, all converge on or about the year 2025. The job loss due to automation is just one of many concerns. The deflationary pressure and loss of tax revenue is the one that should concern everyone, as it will lead to governments making seriously stupid bandaid style choices, that will only make things worse.
The thing you have to remember is the MPAA and RIAA are funded by the content industry. They need to show they are doing something to continue to get paid. Hence the stupidity of suing their clients customers, 3 strikes, etc.
Let me get this straight, Lonny Anderson comments that anyone with a top secret clearance could have done this, contradicting everything said about the security of the system up to this point. Then he turns around and seemingly says we have logs, and can track you if you do this, which seems to be pointed at the people at the NSA, to prevent any repeats of the situation.
It is strange, since snowdens revelations, on occasion I wonder, if this number I have dialed, or that email I sent could come back to haunt me if taken out of context. It seems I worry more about my own government now, than I ever have about terrorist.
If terrorism is about creating fear and worry, then the US government has become what it so wishes to defeat.