The Constitution of the United States of America does not explicitly mention a right to privacy, but the right to privacy is implicit in other explicit rights as frequently pronounced by the Supreme Court of the United States of America.
In an appearance on Money with Melissa Francis aired on Fox Business channel today, John McAfee, the security software developer, warned that business methods employed by Google, and other online businesses of the same ilk, limits us to the least common denominator of human behavior. In the process, these businesses are invading the privacy of American citizens in an insidious way that makes NSA’s surreptitious surveillance pale in comparison.
If you own a cell phone, or surf or shop on the internet, the Googles of the world know what you buy , where you shop, your hobbies and interests, as well as the physical location of your cell phone (and thus probably your person) 24/7. And if you participate in the social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) the Googles of the world and the government know pretty much all there is to know about you and yours. Stop and think about that… and then wake up Americans before your freedom is completely lost.
That’s the bad news. The good news is that the same technology that permits invasion of our privacy now may very well be the long term answer for protecting our privacy and freedom. Check out the Blackphone for starters. In the meantime, commonsense tells me that Americans should demand appropriate restraints on the Googles of the world and government agencies, starting with the NSA right here in the USA.
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