While our government is pressing the Unbreakable Encryption Prohibition button in our world with pitiful technological privacy implementation at least involving data mining, there’s this…
FBI Director James Comey… admits he puts a piece of tape over the webcam lens on his laptop… and he acknowledged sharing in the surveillance anxiety.
As with guns and drugs upon similar prohibition, unbreakable encryption will remain in the hands of criminals in terms of easy access, while they’ll also have the ability to crack law-abiding citizens’ encryption easily as well.
A piece of tape against uninvited data mining?
Does anyone really feel safe just letting this privacy problem grow like a complex weed into our homes, while downloading “free” apps and buying “smart” devices with cameras and microphones already demonstrating a history of continuous eyes and ears by strangers (even if you think that you turned the device off, because the little power light deceivingly went off)?
What about cars with internet connections that have been successfully hacked to possibly sabotage the driving experience?
Our oligarchy has been nothing but purely selfish on the privacy front. They want full access to our lives as the cattle they clearly believe us to be in the “land of the free”, and the people at large bend over willingly to verify that belief.
Just as guns can save lives during the inevitable delay of police response times, data shields (e.g. an intuitive privacy app continuously sifting through data streaming out of any of your gateways — routers, phones, cars, etc.) and consequently responsible app/device management are the only verifiable individual defense against technological license (etc.) assault.
Data shields include ensuring that your outgoing data is acceptable to you (by telling you what app is responsible for that data), so you can adapt accordingly to minimize damage.
Data shields additionally include unbreakable encryption, which (like guns and drugs) can (and are) used by most and abused relatively rarely, based upon the whole truth and nothing but.
Data shields can only righteously be made by people with too much to lose (e.g. bankruptcy, public ridicule dangerous against their credibility, etc.), if their product fails.
Stop allowing our oligarchy to disarm and weaken us all to “protect the children” and to get “free” stuff.
Start maturely uniting (gain community traction and momentum) and pressing back.
Is that really too much to responsibly ask?
Prompted by: The FBI Director Puts Tape Over His Webcam (Slashdot)
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