Recent revelations about government surveillance from individuals risking their future of freedom has shown those entrusted with leading our country are themselves untrustworthy. Using the idea that no crisis should go without taking advantage, those wanting to expand their authority and control of the individual have succeeded largely under the umbrella of keeping us safe.
I’m reminded of a fictional show which features a fictitious biker gang in a fictional town in northern California that has run of the city through careful manipulation of its image and it’s promise to safeguard the town from other less respectable lawless hordes.
Human nature and history have shown when you concentrate power into the hands of a select few, the larger group suffers. Tyranny begins when the rights of individuals no longer matter.
- NSA Leak Reporter Says ‘U.K. Puppets’ Detained His Partner (the two-way NPR)
- Don’t Fly During Ramadan
- Google argues UK privacy laws do not apply to it (The Telegraph)
- Gmail users should have no legitimate expectation of privacy (forums.crackberry.com)
- If You Think Smith v. Maryland Permits Mass Surveillance, You Haven’t Read Smith v. Maryland (cato.org)
- The false expectation of privacy isn’t a Google problem – it’s an email problem (venturebeat.com)
- The ultimate Catch-22: Google said no Gmail privacy 10 years ago (androidauthority.com)
- How to Lock Down Your Facebook Privacy Settings (laptopmag.com)