Last night, my son Dalton was tasked with writing a speech on mass surveillance. He asked me to look it over and give some pointers. I think he wrote a pretty good speech, but it got me thinking about what is going on in the way of mass surveillance and things that are happening in the social media platforms.
Companies like Facebook have been taken to task about selling data and information that the public has been okay sharing with the masses. I mean, think about it, I post something on Facebook for people to see then I am supposed to be mad when people get that information? Who is to blame? The entity where I shared the information. Let me repeat, where I shared the information. I am not the smartest kid in the class, but I know that if I wanted to keep anything from people, I would certainly NOT take to Facebook to “keep it from them!”
Edward Snowden is still in Russia trying to get a fair trial for exposing the NSA and their monitoring tactics, yet the government doesn’t need to answer to any of the questions around that topic? They were monitoring cell records, emails and texts that people thought were private exchanges?
Sometime I wonder if I am only one who sees the irony in these things. Okay, moving on….