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Re: The Slow Boil of Privacy Erosion
Posted by: Chris Maxcer 2011-04-28 09:46:56
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As the Apple iPhone personal tracking database brouhaha rolls on, it's becoming increasingly clear that Apple isn't exactly tracking iPhones -- though there are many shades of gray -- and that reactions to the idea or practice of tracking has a surprisingly wide range of feeling. Some seem to think that having their iPhones track their locations is cool, like a personal journal, while others see it as just another way for big brother to watch over our shoulders and help put down the uprising when the distribution of wealth becomes untenable for an open society to thrive.

Privacy in perspective
Posted by: chano1 2011-05-09 09:06:12 In reply to: Chris Maxcer
Chris, Just a brief response to say that this is an intelligent and insightful articulation of the true issues involved here. I also like your writing style. The closing point was just excellent.
It is a slippery slope this privacy issue and there may be many future victims of its 'unintended' consequences.

Thanks for a fine article. A dose of sense amidst the cacophony of nonsense on this topic.
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Which best describes what you think about requiring Covid-19 "vaccine passports?"
It will prompt more people to take the vaccine to help end the virus.
It will lessen restrictions and provide more freedom for individuals.
It is a violation of privacy and civil liberties.
It will lead to stigma and discrimination.
It will encourage counterfeits and other criminal activities.