With all due respect, Gary, but if you can not refute this http://www.activistpost.com/2013/07/secret-darpa-mind-control-project.html - you will have to realize that the wonderful new world you so easily want to get adapted to will not stop at surveillance. Unless you change and fight for your humanity - of which real privacy is a fundamental right - I am afraid that your vegetative state is near. Gary Wallin wrote, On 29/07/2013 20:28: > For a quick look at how metadata can be abused, look here: > http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=579_1375101344 > > The more you try to protect yourself, the more you will come under > surveillance and the less privacy you will have. The Panopticon is an > evolutionary (or perhaps evilutionary) change in our social behavior. > The simple expectations of privacy that we grew up with in the 1950's > no longer apply. We will be assimilated and will have to adapt. It is > our Humanity that we have to protect, not our privacy. > > > > > > > > On 7/29/2013 8:59 AM, In Harms Way wrote: >> Gary, you maybe want to change your name to Gary Borg Wallin. >> >> We have nothing to hide - but we have something to PROTECT! >> >> Let's pull the plug on them. >> >> IHW >> >> Gary Wallin wrote, On 29/07/2013 15:49: >>> On 7/29/2013 6:28 AM, John Young wrote: >>>> http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/surveillance-free-day-part-i.html >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> >>> An entertaining take on the preposterous idea of going >>> surveillance-free. >>> >>> I like the salient commentary: "Both Jon and Gary pointed out one >>> of the central paradoxes of my day -- that, by downloading Tor and >>> HideMyAss, by paying for software in Bitcoin, wrapping my phones in >>> foil, and by turning my head into a giant glowing orb, I'm >>> effectively asking to be put on a terrorist watch list. It's the >>> digital equivalent of hanging a big "I'M SKETCHY" sign around my neck." >>> >>> As we learned from the Borg in Star Trek - Resistance is Futile! >>> >>> Surveillance is part of our nature now and we must learn to live >>> with it. Better that it be used to freshen the air and inform the >>> public than become a tool of those that would oppress. >>> >>> -- >>> All my email is subject to viewing by the Panopticon :: >>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon :: >>> Except in the imaginations of the netizens there is no real secrecy or >>> privacy on the Internets. The powers that be have been elevated to lofty >>> positions of near omnipresence. Enjoy, adapt, and survive. >> > > > -- > All my email is subject to viewing by the Panopticon :: > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panopticon :: > Except in the imaginations of the netizens there is no real secrecy or > privacy on the Internets. The powers that be have been elevated to lofty > positions of near omnipresence. Enjoy, adapt, and survive.