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Are You Being Tracked? 8 Ways Your Privacy Is Being Eroded Online and Off

Society & Culture  (tags: technology, internet, privacy, society, politics, rights, police, culture, society, news, freedoms, government )

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A series of ongoing battles delineate the boundary of what, in the digital age, is personal, private life and information.


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Ellen m (215)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 3:29 am
This, combined with the hacking of care2 has me really worried..i've used an android smartphone as my computer for over a year now, and i'll be the first to admit i've been pretty careless..gulp.
And I now have a new laptop, which i'll have set up in the next few days, so this has given me alot to think about.
I guess it's time for me to be a little, no alot, more carefull with passwords, logging off etc.
And that apparently won't even be enough :-(
Thanks Cal, I needed a dose of reality.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 3:30 am

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 4:40 am
noted, thanks Cal

wolfNoFwdsPls a (135)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 4:59 am
ad idiot-gadgets like "smartfines" and such:
" The most incredible aspect of all: these totalitarian elements will not be forced on people, the people will demand [and buy] them. " -- ZEITGEIST (2007)
an PCs: if you're using a Mega$hit er pardon me: micro$oft piss-onto-the-user-$y$stem (as opposed to e.g. open-source (and not to be confused with *real*) operating-systems), you can safely assume that it's everything but safe, however careful You are
BIG BROTHER *IS* not watching everything, but recording and storing and analyzing all he can

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 7:59 am
Sorry, Wolf. A. = i did not get it.....

Holly Lawrence (430)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 9:16 am
Is so tough tokeep yourself safe ..especially since those getting your information are rings above the average computer knowledge -- Yup, Big Bro no tonly watches but seeps into it all .. sad!

Roger G (148)
Thursday December 29, 2011, 11:52 am
noted, thanks !

Terry King (113)
Friday December 30, 2011, 8:41 am
Yes I am being tracked, recorded, stalked, and hounded and I am not happy about it!

Süheyla C (234)
Friday December 30, 2011, 8:56 am

Arielle S (313)
Friday December 30, 2011, 12:34 pm
It's a given, isn't it? But no surprise with banks telling us their "privacy" regulations and grocery stores keeping track of what we buy and online sites keeping track of where we go - But do we say anything we wouldn't say to the powers that be if we could? I think not. Besides, we know a few things about them, too....

W. C (7)
Friday December 30, 2011, 1:10 pm

Debra Van Way (12)
Friday December 30, 2011, 1:35 pm
If they are tracking me-they really must be bored and definitely over paid.

carol k (17)
Friday December 30, 2011, 1:51 pm
I am sure the government is monitoring us, and tract all about our lives, even how we vote. freedom is a costly right...just look back into America's history...we are loosing our rights due to ungodly extremists like the UCLA, LGRA , CSB, immorality , and ungodliness. the family unit broken down, God being kicked out of our country, we are in a melt down to the end...

David Menard (43)
Friday December 30, 2011, 4:01 pm
The Judas Priest song electric eye says it all.Funny how govt. surveilence, and monitoring of americans has increased drasticlly under the GOP the party that always say their for less govt. involvement in peoples livesYeah right I believe that. NOT!

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Friday December 30, 2011, 4:33 pm
Don't put any personal information on social network sites.

Glenville J Owen (0)
Friday December 30, 2011, 4:58 pm
The paper and ink days were a lot safer and it was very difficult to sneak a cabinet full of documents out of an office without being spotted, or putting your back out.

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday December 30, 2011, 5:14 pm
This practice needs to be made illegal by federal law.

Dominic Delarmente (33)
Friday December 30, 2011, 9:00 pm
Thanks for the info Cal..

Matloob ul Hasan (81)
Friday December 30, 2011, 9:13 pm
Noted, thanks.

Kathy Parsons (20)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 6:29 am
noted thanks.

Terry King (113)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 12:27 pm
In retaliation, I intend to be troublesome!

Vicky Locke (3)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 2:02 pm
Oh, I'm sure I'm being tracked; just hope I'm providing some amusement/consternation for those doing the tracking. And, btw, I couldn't read the referenced article at Alternet because of the overlay of their letter begging/requesting donations.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 31, 2011, 11:02 pm
Who ever is tracking me must be very bored...

Patricia N (9)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 12:43 am
Good info Cal. Scares me silly. If humans survive, I'm afraid for my grandchildren. They will likely have to have a camera in their house recording all they say and do......just like 1984 author wrote. I guess he was a prophet.

Kristina C (73)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 8:47 am
Well - I think we are way too far into the game. With computers and electronics assisting us to complete our daily chores we input all this information within a conscious level. We have lost our privacy a long long time ago - and I do not believe that we aever gain it back.

Brenda T (0)
Sunday January 1, 2012, 1:42 pm
"Big brother is watching you!"
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