The Jaded Prole

A Progressive Worker's Perspective on the political and cultural events of our time.

Friday, January 25, 2008

The End of Privacy

The poet, Adrienne Rich once said, "Everything you write will be used against you." We might now add, everything you read, look for, put into a search engine or email. The revamped Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) reform bill written and pushed by Cheney will allow for the monitoring of everything that transpires on the internet including email and will be retroactive to cover the illegal domestic spying of ISPs and this administration that has been going on for years.

The new "smoking gun" scare tactic is a so-called terrorist threat to our banking system via the internet that would require the constant monitoring all every online click by the NSA. If that isn't bullshit enough it might be noted that the constant monitoring of Mohamed Atta and others didn't prevent them from carrying out their attack on the WTC. Protection from such cyber-terrorism can be prevented with security software more efficiently than by a program of massive secret police surveillance.

So, be careful what you say online. Be careful what you buy and what you look at. Watch what you Google from home. Big Brother is keeping tabs.


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