Originally Posted by Clocknut
Microsoft spying....with option to turn off, and they tell u what they are spying, but still everybody panic
Google facebook spying even without telling u take everything they can without ur perm. Nobody give a damn.
what the heck wrong with these people? if they soo afraid of spying they should be taking they worries on google/facebook first.
Most people don't understand this issue. You, for instance, have no idea how this is intertwined with government and how our consent or knowledge are no longer legally required.
This is the kind of slippery slope all of us "tin-foiled hat conspiracy theorists" were talking about when we first found out the extent of corporate spying as the stories first started breaking.
The free market has been impacted in such a way, with the passing of CISA, that the government can effectively decide which corporation succeeds or fails in our economy based upon which of them are spying on you. Only by spying on you, can a corporation benefit from ambiguous, undefined and unrestricted "CISA benefits." They must spy in order to qualify.
As a corporation who has a legal obligation to it's shareholders, the choice is clear. Spy. Do it with or without the consent of your customers, sell it with or without the consent of your customers, and share it with the government with or without the consent of your customers. Because why? Because it's legal, and it will either give you an edge on your competitors or give them an edge on you.
People don't understand the gravity of these issues. We are no longer given an accurate, unbiased account of history. Our education system, also intertwined with government and special interests, fails to teach us about the historical failure of common people to prevent their governing bodies from incrementally degrading their resolve to remain free from oppression, generation by generation.
People fail to understand the intrinsic value of privacy because we're no longer aware of the looming threat that inevitably grows in it's absence. When presented with the reality of this circumstance, people generally treat it as a completely new and unlikely "conspiracy theory." Certainly, the entire known history of man, would be enough to sway someone in favor of privacy and the rights of the individual to remain free from the intents of their government?
No, of course not. You need to know history in order to prevent it from being repeated. And how many people are brushed up on history, other than the heavily idealized and watered-down account of it that's prevalent in our media and education system? Very few; I can tell you that from personal experience.
No, maybe most people don't care about privacy, while others are frothing at the mouth over the loss of it.
Perhaps this should prompt an interest, on your part, to find out why some of us care this much about our individual rights in contrast to the rights of the people who diminish them.