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Sunday, June 2, 2013

And It Makes Me Wonder...

A judge rules something unConstitutional. Then turns about-face and orders it be done. I'd love to know the whole story...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jun/01/google-ordered-hand-over-data-fbi

...but we never will.

8 comments:

Geo. said...

True, but we may deduce part of the story. FBI has got increasingly preemptive -has had to really. And since free speech is legally available to the entire Google audience (everybody), authority surveillance follows. Where FBI detects, or suspects, or even imagines due cause, investigation proceeds. I can understand the reversed court decision. Don't like it but expected it.

Elephant's Child said...

Big Brother is watching, listening, demanding...
We live in scary times. On so many fronts.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

So much information is out there about what we buy, what we eat, who we know and what we think and you know what, we gave it to them. Those company loyalty cards that many get so they can save a few cents goes right into a data file about us. Companies are now offering employees money to take medical screenings so that they can track health and lifestyle of their staff. If you choose not to take them, you are charged more for your healthcare. Now the government wants the compiled information handed over to them. Of course, this is about keeping us safe and free, right. This is the new world order and it is scary stuff and there is nothing we can do about it.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Oh, yeah, the times they are a-changin'. What's even worse is things will probably never revert to what they used to be. Rights eroded and privacy lost, all in the name of security, are probably gonna be the status quo. The genie's out of the bottle, and he doesn't want to get back in.

Austan said...

Geo.- I hate that we're at the point of expecting these things.

Austan said...

EC- we do, and there's nothing much to be done about it. :P

Austan said...

Arleen- it all makes me so glad I'm mortal and won't see the full blown world of no privacy.

Austan said...

Susan- exactly. We'll never go back now. I've always maintained that safety is an illusion but freedom isn't. Pretty soon there'll be neither.