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Uncle Sam -- Privacy Hypocrite

DuaneUrban Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:23 PM
What privacy? First of all private companies can do things that the government requires a search warrant for. How many people are aware that companies like Warner Brothers have bots that try to break into your computer and search your file system for so called pirated movies and music? I'm an IT expert and in the process of trying to trace the origin of a a very nasty virus found that out by accident. The government makes recommendations on privacy but refuses to legislate it. Yet We The People are the government. Politicians are indeed beholden to the special interests for election funding.
DuaneUrban Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 3:31 PM
Politicians care even more about their jobs. The few times there is an issue that We The People actually care about enough to strongly make our view points known to our elected officials they do listen. If not they don't get reelected. Unfortunately the vast majority of people who are totally disgusted with how are country is turning out simply don't have the time to do anything about it. They are working, taking care of their families and such.

If one were to read the Federal Trade Commission’s recent staff report discussing ways to protect consumer privacy in mobile apps, one might conclude the federal government genuinely was concerned about consumer privacy.

Among other recommendations, the report supports safeguards such as making data collection more transparent for consumers, requiring affirmative express consent in real-time before data is collected, and adding “Do Not Track” (DNT) mechanisms for mobile users. The agency goes on to give itself a hearty pat on the back for endorsing such processes. In the words of Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz, “[t[hese best practices will help to...