Big Brother, Big Business

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  1. avg_joe

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    What is your opinion on the government's big brother role played in your daily life? Both the FBI and the NSA can wiretap your phone conversations, track your every online activity, interact with you through the online forums and social networks, trace your exact location via your cell-phone, monitor your bank accounts, and they can even tell your sex life and what kind of food you like. My question to all of you is " Is it too much of your information they collect? Too much intrusion of your privacy?" Big Brother, Big Business - CNBC.com
     
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    The Patriot Act, which authorized such matters, made my blood run ice cold. It represents the second-worst unlawful overreaching overreaction to 9/11 that was made; second only to the legalistic steps taken to attempt to rationalize torture as an effective means of intelligence sourcing.

    And, for those with the memories of fruit flies, during the whole "debate" on the Patriot Act, it was civil libertarians who objected most strenuously, while it was the powers that be (were, now) in the White House and the Capitol who pointed out that there is no constitutional right to privacy, just like there's nothing in the constitution about habeas corpus.

    But much of what you've described, such as gathering information on one's sexlife and other internet-based intelligence gathering are practiced routinely by private enterprise and is the price one pays for cruising the information superhighway. Complaining about those things is like complaining about the humidity in August.
     
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    By the way, if they suspect you of doing something, even if you are innocent, they will put you in hell. The word "Privacy" is a joke for them. I used to think that Patriot Act was the best mechanism to protect us from the terrorist attacks. After seeing their abuses on the innocent ordinary people, the authorities of FBI and NSA should be questioned: to what extent they can spy on people.
     
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    Rumor has it that all major software companies are required to write or re-write the computer operating systems that would allow the big brother access remotely any file from any computer around the world.
     
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    My message to both FBI and NSA is " If you guys hound and ridicule a bitch, she will bite your flesh out. You don't want that, do you? Be careful !!!"
     
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