Why the government should protect our privacy

Ray Arachelian sunder at brainlink.com
Wed Aug 13 08:16:49 PDT 1997

On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Declan McCullagh forwarded this bit of text
written by Marc Rotenberg of EPIC who wrote:

> Declan is absolutely right. Good thing there are no real
> privacy officials in the federal government and no privacy
> laws for the Internet to get in the way of these efforts.
> Has anyone else noticed that the most sweeping proposals
> for surveillance are coming from the administration that
> has backed the fewest privacy laws of any administration
> in 30 years?
> Mere coincidence? I don't think so.
> Marc.

Like duh, citizen unit privacy protection is anathema to Big Brother
snooping on said citizen units, why should they care about our privacy?
They slowly chiseled away our constitutional rights to the point where we
can barely fight them.

I've recently attended a SpyKing seminar here in NYC (same week as HOPE)
and it was amazing the amount of info you can social engineer out of
people.  The biggest leaks: your bank, Cable TV, gas & electric companies.

Big Brother might as well not bother to keep records with the wealth of
info kept by the corporations.  But that won't stop them.

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