Intelligence Deputy to Americans: Re-think Privacy
Big Brother wants to watch you, and re-define it as "privacy". Also, War is Peace and Eurasia has always been the enemy. The day may come when you won't be able to tell your grandchildren stories about when America was a free country, because you will be monitored and arrested for "unpatriotic activities" if you do.
CNN reports "A top intelligence official says it is time that people in the United States change their definition of privacy.
Donald Kerr, principal deputy director of national intelligence, wants Americans to redefine privacy.
Privacy no longer can mean anonymity, says Donald Kerr, the principal deputy director of national intelligence. Instead, it should mean that government and businesses properly safeguard people's private communications and financial information."
The rest of the article is here. It is well worth the read. Basically AT&T (and others I assume) have sent "billions" of phone and email messages to government computers. The companies want immunity from lawsuits for any mistakes in the new process when they sell you out to government pressure. Congress is considering it.
I did hear word a while back that one major communications company refused to comply with the government's demand to basically vacuum up the records of all their customers. The felt that is was a violation of the constitutional rights of the customers. The neo-fascists don't accept answers like that. The company was suddenly told that it was out of the running for some lucrative government contracts. Someone refresh my memory on the name of the company.
Some bloggers think using pseudonyms will protect them. Only from private citizens. Unlike the authors of the Federalist Papers, who used pseudonyms to protect themselves from government reprisals, the new patriots have no place to hide.