2008 will define the Internet for years to come! It will be interesting to see how this all plays out in the months to come as the all mighty dollar faces off against Ethics and Morals!
... my naive side assumes people will see the light, but unfortunately I suspect it will require laying law to protect people's privacy and online rights!
TSI Rocky - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Re: 2008 will define the Internet for years to come! Law? Rights? I see you aren't from the U.S. so we'll forgive your assumptions. Both those left when the numbnuts took office and created that documented named the Patriot Act. Those rights you speak of do not exist. Hell, it wouldn't amaze me if these ISPS played the national security card that is benevolently being used to rape us of our freedoms one by one. ISP to government: Our collecting user data can help fight the war on terror by knowing what customers browse. If someone browses bomb or jihad, we'll notify you immediately.
Re: 2008 will define the Internet for years to come!
said by jc100:Yup... you got the order right, and possibly right on the last thought as well unfortunately.
Well the sad part is you guys are headed down the same road. You elected a conservative (think it was) leader after having a liberal party leader in place for a long time. Excuse me if I got this reversed but I think I'm correct. All I know for certain is your new leader is more closely aligned with Bush and his dumb ideologies. That definitely isn't good news for Canada either.
TSI Rocky - TekSavvy Solutions Inc.
Welcome To 1984.... There are cameras everywhere watching you, computers that
keep track of your purchases via the ATM, your vehicle is
tracked via EZ-Pass toll convenience, the books you read
from the library are tracked via your library card.
Even cash is becoming the same way due to data mining.
X took $7.99 out of their account on this date at this time.
20 minutes later, the security camera at the bookstore
captured a person purchasing a book for $7.99.
Face recognition software that matches up the ATM withdrawl
image with the security camera image predicts a 90% match.
George Orwell was correct and his world is today.
Even at home, if you have a PC with a webcam and microphone,
there is malicious software out there that can turn your
camera and microphone on without you knowing it.
Your every move is tracked via that tiny radio transceiver
with built in GPS that sits in your pocket commonly known
as a cell phone.
One reason it took so long to catch the unabomber was he did
not rely on technology. He lived in a place with no modern
appliances, electricity, computers, or cameras.
Yep, 1984 is here and the tracking begins from the day you
are born. You are tracked until the day you die and even then,
you can be tracked for years afterward via people looking
up where you're buried via findagrave.com
There is no such thing as being anonymous in the world anymore.
9/11 was the perfect opportunity to have any form of privacy
taken away from you, in the interests of national security
Suppose you built a compound in which to live that was
self sufficient. Solar panels for power, you grow your own
food, and you don't bother anyone and expect to be left alone.
So, what are you hiding? Nothing? Then why the compound?
Guilty until proven innocent. You have to explain your
actions as to why you built the compound, and even then
your explanation will be met with suspicion.
Think that compound will protect you? Ask the branch
Private property is a thing of the past. Police can enter
any time if they have "probable cause".
If you get arrested, they can and they will take a sample
of your DNA. All that stuff I just typed would drive a
conspiracy theorist insane.
So, you're online on a network you do not own, have no
control over and you expect privacy for your data?
No such thing. Never has been such a thing and there will
never be such a thing. As I said, welcome to 1984.
--Deeply Shrouded & Quiet
--Central Control! D-Dial #49