Sunday, August 5, 2012

Next time you fill out an application remember ...

"Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has largely held that authorities don't need a full search warrant to obtain information that people have stored with "third parties"—such as their bank or phone company—on the principle that people have already willingly given up that data." -- Wall Street Journal, July 18, 2012

All the data your phone company collects, all the data Google, Yahoo!, Facebook and other web sites collect, all the data your power company collects, all the data  your credit card company collects.  All the data the describes your life is an open book.

There are many who argue that we need to worry about the data the government collects on us, I think that we need to worry about the data that business collects on us as the government has access to all of it.  What government needs a large internal security branch when they have commercial data to access?

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