September 16, 2008

Privacy not a Private matter anymore

I was trying to sign-up for one of the social media sites to help me put out the word about me and what I do, so to speak, but it asks for a whole lot of informations I wouldn't so easily give out to anyone. It was unnerving, I decided not to join. Scaredy cat? yes I was and for a whole lot of reasons...

Don't you ever wonder sometimes if we even have any sense of privacy left in this high-tech, modern world dominated by advanced technology, the internet and the network giants for even one tiny bit? With the previous hullabaloo in the case of Facebook's identity breach of security situation where your supposedly secure informations got stolen by their own 3rd party applications and Google maps allegedly invading the privacy rights of individuals being pictured and broadcasted in all corners of the internet is unmistakably a classic case of "Big Brother invasion!"

To state a scenario, my officemate, google mapped my address just for the heck of it, and there, in broad daylight was a picture of where I live, the house, our cars and the street I'm on. I was shocked! Yes, It sure is cool that technology has the ability to do that but my oh my! it creeped me out the same time. Being able to pinpoint your exact location with visual clarity for anyone to see is definitely a breach of not only one's privacy but safety. Just imagine if an attacker was stalking you! "He'll say, I'll just google map or Live earth his/her address!" Ain't that just convenient? Or you were with your mistress or secret lover out on a date, and your wife saw it on google map!? Well, Good for her but not for you...So what do you do? Look behind your shoulder all the time and make sure the coast is clear of cameras? yeah right!

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And if that's not enough, what then if even the most intimate, sacred things for us humans are invaded "for the sake of technology and science" ? I'll let you decide. To me, it is just plain BS even if Discovery Channel produced it. I'm liberated but I have boundaries. This so-called documentary pales in comparison with Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's thing-a-mabob video or even Paris Hilton's own exploits. Everything here is documented in 3D - Golly! I think this is just outrageous as a guy running naked in broad daylight! If you have seen this video, then you know what I mean, if not, your discretion is advised. We just can't hide anything anymore! Technology is the Modern form of Paparazzi in disguise! What are they going to think next after this?

Afterthought : There's a lot of Organization intended for Researches on deadly diseases that could have benefitted if the funding were given to them instead of a ridiculous documentary that we all don't already know! Or they could have just given me the money then, I'll have more to buy us food for our mouths! - just saying...

13 comments:

  1. Yeah, we're headed for a world where there will soon be no privacy, unless laws are passed to change all that. Big Brother Really Is Watching!

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  2. If I am vidoed running naked in broad daylight, it will be documented for I have not been able to run in years. I can barely walk.

    But, if the film quality is good enough, no doubt there will be clamor to get the video banned. Keep smiling.

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  3. Big Brother is watching. Always will be. 1984 has come to life.

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  4. I agree...it's kind of creepy!

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  5. It's a crazy world out there! It'll probably just get worse!

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  6. I agree completely!!! Its funny that I read this because last night I was talking to a friend over the phone who decided to play around the Google Maps on his iPhone and was freaked out by the fact that a crystal clear picture was produced of his address... all the way down to the cars.

    This is definitely one of those catch 22 inventions because like you pointed out, yes its cool, but for some it is also dangerous. At what point is anyone ever safe in the world??

    Answer: Never

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  7. Hey Girl, I bought that Cuckadoodle Doo. It's a gift for Hubby's Aunt. That's why it's going to Saint Louis. Thanks!

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  8. Technology has certainly made it easy for some people with power to look over others. I find it funny that some local governments are putting up cameras at stop lights to catch speeders ... and it's a great idea, until one of the said government people gets caught ... then, the cameras come down. Weird.

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  9. I am tagging new friends I would like to know better so come check it out.

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  10. I know this entire internet thing is scary. I know I am out there displaying my life, my children, etc. but I feel like there can be some privacy given. I am amazed at the google maps. My home can be seen in full view. Even the swing set in my back yard is in full vision from google. I don't like it.

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  11. We tried that new google maps just last month and put our exact address and saw our house. That was scary! My co-worker before search my name online and there it was, our exact address and phone number. You're right we can't hide anymore.

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  12. That's why sometimes it is scary to leave your mark especially we transact almost everything on the net. There was a news here recently about a lawyer who uses Facebook to hunt for witnesses and most companies looked up in Linkedin. So if we are can tackle the consequences of the net age go it.Just be careful though and that they will steal our identity or worst our netbank's password.

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