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    April 05, 2008

    "They really are spying on you."

    Posted by: Andoni

    Bigbrotherposter How would you feel if there were a camera inside your home watching everything you do? Worse yet what if there were also a device that could read your mind when you are at home or at work?

    I think most of us would feel very uncomfortable with this. Yet according to the New York Times today, that is exactly what Internet Service Providers (and as a result, our government. too) can do. We've all heard someone say there is no such thing as privacy anymore. That may be true, but it doesn’t have to be that way. I like the idea of better federal regulation of privacy on the Internet.

    For me. it is simply an extension of the Fourth Amendment. The Founding Fathers had no inkling of the Internet, but I’m sure that if someone described a system where someone could be spied upon in their own home or, even more incredibly, a system that allows someone to know what you were thinking (by the web pages you visit), the Founders would have included a specific protection against this type of behavior in the Fourth Amendment.

    An Opt Out system for Internet spying like the federal “Do Not Call List” would be great, but making it an Opt In system would be even better.



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    1. Jennifer on Dec 22, 2008 8:58:45 PM:

      WOW, dang, everywhere i go they will be watching?

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