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Big Brother Big Business

A Society of Surveillance: Everyone Should Be Aware Of Our Current Reality

CNBC’s David Faber examines the rapid advance of technology that allows companies to monitor our every move and record our most private personal information.

Folks, the same reader who submitted Saturday’s article on protecting your privacy submitted this video. I am not a big fan of CNBC, but this should be seen by every voter, IMHO. It will open your eyes.

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“In Germany, they first came for the gypsies, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a gypsy. Then they came for the Bolsheviks, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Bolshevik. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics. I didn’t speak up then because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up.” – Martin Niemoller, A Lutheran Pastor arrested by the Gestapo in 1937

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August 16, 2010 - Posted by | privacy, tech | , , ,


  1. Very scary stuff that everyone should take seriously. And thanks for the quote. I always wanted to see the original version.


    Comment by IzaakMak | August 16, 2010 | Reply

    • IzaakMak,
      The slippery slope of incrementalism…

      Those concerned might wanna visit
      “EFF is the leading civil liberties group defending
      your rights in the digital world.”


      Comment by techpaul | August 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. Wow! Lots of scary stuff for sure…they are saying “it is only the tip of the ice berg.”

    There’s some areas where we can change our ways of doing things, where we have some control over our privacy by not using our Debit Cards, using Cash instead. With the cash purchase, we can choose not to give any info. to the cashier when asked for it. I used to practice that, but got away from it, it’s time to take the time to go CASH again, instead of DEBIT. (I find debit more convenient) There will be less work with bank statements as well, with not much to check off each month.

    Thanks Paul for this reminder of “the world we are living in.”
    Hope many of your readers have watched this vid.


    Comment by Gaia | August 17, 2010 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I think, now, you understand why there’s a movement to a “cashless society”….

      And why not? It’s so convenient!


      Comment by techpaul | August 17, 2010 | Reply

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