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4 Benefits of a World with Less Privacy
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username007,
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8/30/2018 | 1:20:58 PM
Confusion

Title: 4 Benefits of a World with Less Privacy

Content: With that said, here are three benefits of a world with less privacy:...

Actual content: "4 things I do not really understand but from a high level it sounds good."

Marilyn Cohodas
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Marilyn Cohodas,
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8/30/2018 | 2:05:04 PM
Re: Confusion
Thanks for catching that typo! It's been fixed in the text.
dan91266
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dan91266,
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8/31/2018 | 9:48:59 AM
Less Privacy is Good?-NOT
All we have to do to reduce cybercrime is surrender our privacy....  said every tyrant ever!

 

While we are at it, let's give the government DNA and blood samples universally, just so they can catch the criminals. Because how could that be abused?

I am sorry, but after the recent showing of the FBI abusing FISA courts, after 7000 or so years of written human history, I cannot fathom how anyone could think that less privacy and security of your own person could be in ANY way beneficial.

 

Dan Sichel
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8/31/2018 | 9:56:41 AM
Re: Less Privacy is Good?-NOT
I tend to be more of a "glass half full" kinda guy. :)
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8/31/2018 | 1:39:02 PM
Re: Less Privacy is Good?-NOT
I consider myself similarly optimistic. However my optimism springs from the good sense of the electorate.  We seem, here in the US to stagger between twin abysses of facism and socialism. We walk a zig zag path like a drunken man, often coming right up to the edge of one or the other of these chasms, taking a careful view over the edge... then staggering back away. 

 

we elected Senator McCarthy, then consigned him to oblivion when he accused, of all groups, the US Army of unAmerican activity.  We allowed Lyndon Johnson to start a fruitless $20 Trillion (yes, that's trillion with a "T") war on poverty, but when democrats promised "Just a few more taxes, a couple of trillion more dollars, and honest, it will start working, it'll be GREAT!" we elected Trump. On the one side, we said no to Facism and conformity, and on the other, we said no to socialism. 

So because of our collective record on government and governance, I am an optimist. I think we will let the NSA, FBI, IRS, and CIA all know to butt out pretty soon because the have gone too far. 

 

Dan Sichel


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