Privacy is Dead!
Who needs to play dress up with Tolson when you could sit in front of a FBI computer?
Imagine being able to hit a few keys, such as entering in a person’s name, and within the blink of an eye being presented with every byte of information that has ever been associated with them?
This would include, but not limited to; Names, Alias’, Family, Friends, Associates, Friends of Friends, Associates of Associates, Phone Records, Phone Conversations, Phone Sex chats… with your spouse or otherwise, Voice Analysis, E-mail, Texts, Tweets, Credit Card Purchases, Medical Records, Social Media Posts, Pictures, Pet Names, Bank Accounts, IP Addresses enabling the access to your computers real-time, access to your phone… real-time, enabling the direct listening to of conversations while using the towers and GPS in your phone to see where you are…, Your porn habit, purse habit, shoe habit, online drug habit, gambling habit…
And then, with just a little more tapping of the keys be presented will all the same information on that person’s Son, Daughter, Mother, Father, Pastor, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier… but nary a Spy.
We are not talking about those we have declared Terrorists… even if anyone could actually pin down a definition from our Government as to what that means.
We are talking about you… you and your kids… and your kid’s kids.
What J. Edgar wanted was a database with EVERYBODIES information in it… just in case he “needed it”… at some point… for some reason.
His only problem was he was limited by sheets of paper and file cabinets kept in locked rooms.
Well. times have changed.
And this is no longer science fiction fantasy… of the Villainous kind.
Now we have a Government entity with the capability of storing every bit of information about every single one of us… forever.
With that information they are then able to perform the act of “Data Mining”… which is exactly what I outlined above.
They will know what books you read, people you interact with, food you eat, beer you drink, music you listen to, on and on and on.
Immediately when they want it. For any reason they choose.
The Computers will not consider the legality, morality or Constitutionality of the request. Nor will the computer consider who the person is that is requesting the information. Nor… will that information ever go away once it is gathered and consolidated by those who can legally employ force.
If you are not concerned, or are beginning to listen to those on both sides of the aisle who think this is “Good”… or the latest argument that “it has been going on for over seven years“, so it’s okay… please use this moment to reconsider.
What this represents is not only the death of Liberty and Freedom. It harbinger of unlimited power… in the hands of those who we have given the guns, jails, with legal authority to kill and incarcerate.
It is Oppression waiting to happen… or rather, happening as we stand watching.
And as it grows… it will know no party, or remember who was loyal. It never has.
J. Edgar would be Envious!
He probably would have grown hair on his fingertips.