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Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?

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avatar Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 05, 2009 08:58PM
"Getting Away" in public places may soon be impossible (or,.... being paranoid does not mean that no one is watching you!).
http://www.eff.org/wp/locational-privacy

Opinion on the subject:
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/08/digitized-stalking-is-the-new-world-order/
You’re being followed. Stalkers are everywhere, even in your pocket.
That’s the warning Wednesday from the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the San Francisco-based civil liberties group.
In a “white paper” entitled On Locational Privacy, and How to Avoid Losing it Forever, the group warns how everyday ways of life and our gadgets are transforming us into a digitized stalking society.
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The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 06, 2009 06:26PM
Privacy?? Fogeddaboudid -- I just got a SPOT for my birthday! (some people have an open thread posted so that you can be tracked publicly any time it is on, but I will probably just give it out to buddies)

Bee
avatar Re: Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 06, 2009 06:31PM
I leave breadcrumbs to confuse them.

Jim
avatar Re: Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 06, 2009 07:22PM
Bee, you a Leo? My b'day is next Weds 12th Aug

This discussion of Big Brother is an old one, maybe getting so old people will succomb to inevitable voyeurism from all angles, by those who want privacy for themselves but not others.

GPS tracking of your miles is the latest tax scheme...and along with it, GPS jammers...
avatar Re: Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 06, 2009 07:47PM
Actually, Vince, I start "celebrating" early -- my real B-day is... Aug 11!

Bee
avatar Re: Anonymous Travel and Privacy Prevented by Data Collection?
August 06, 2009 07:52PM
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Bee
Actually, Vince, I start "celebrating" early -- my real B-day is... Aug 11!

Bee
And you'll be 39 (or at least feel like it)

and I'll be 48 (for real, and feel like it)
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