Back in 2003 I wrote a little quick article about how privacy has degraded and in the 7 years of the original article we have had such great advancements such as MySpace, FaceBook, and twitter, to name a few..
Privacy has been dead since the advent of the phone, the computer and the internet. Since the internet came along we have wanted to get to know people, connect with old friends and family and be able to communicate for a lot cheaper.
The internet has made possibilities come true, as well as the ability to communicate for cheap.
Since the events of September 11th, 2001 there has been an increasing degradation of the privacy laws in the interests of national security, as well as corporate privacy policies falling to the way side.
Billions of records of personal information are leaked or recklessly discarded only to make the news, where personal information such as your social insurance number in Canada or social security number in the United States is tossed into the garbage with out the regard for your privacy. Other personal information is also discarded such as your credit score or the house you bought 9 years ago.
Now to where we come to your personal information being bought and sold as a commodity on the information market, where your shopping habits are sold, or your credit card purchasing habits are sold to some marketing firm to get you to buy some other useless bobble.
Now we come to social networking sites that change their settings in a default manner or set up a change and not notify you of changes to their privacy rules, where you are expected to notice these changes and take the time to read through the pages of legal jargon that you are not licensed to understand what they mean… Remember the words we use in English may not have the same meaning in the courts; they have their own interpretation and meanings to those same words.
People are freaking out about FaceBook privacy policies when they should truly understand the reality of the world, privacy is dead. Learn to love it and accept that it is gone.
Privacy has been dead for years, and when you thought you had privacy, you were mistaken.
I’m not saying be conspiratorial about things, quite the opposite, I am saying be realistic to the reality that is, not what we want or wish it to be.
Take for example the war against FaceBook, and people deleting their accounts because they feel their privacy has been threatened, those people live in a paradigm where they live to be afraid of the fact that their privacy is being eroded. The only problem these people have is being misinformed about the reality of how things are in the world, there is no privacy.
Fearing this fact usually results in a hostile reaction by people that do not understand the reality we live in. We live in a post 9/11 world where just dreamily trusting people has gone out the window. Do people think that things would stay the same since that event? The USA has had many laws change, so has the UK, and Canada. Privacy is an illusion as well as your rights.
To quote Comedian George Carlin: “rights are not rights if they can be taken away, they are privileges” Therefore your right to privacy is not a right, it is a privilege. I just wish people would come to terms with that reality and accept that this is how it is.
We live in a world where we accept a lot of preconceived illusions and we accept that as our reality.
You own a cell phone, or home phone, have house bills, digital cable, internet, and you wonder why you are getting solicited? You are part of the Grid, you are on the system.
Your cell phone can be tracked, by GPS if it’s equipped, or by triangulation of the signal, and with more towers involved you can get an exact position.
For everything you do these days, your personal information has to be given out; there is no way around that. That is how they set up this system, you need to understand that this is the matrix and it is too late to go down the rabbit hole.
Privacy is dead. People just need to hold a funeral for it, and grieve a little, and move on..