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RE: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police Officer
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- Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 12:48:12 -0800
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not quite, police cannot at will track cars, only with court order. USA
with current hype and paranoia is quite worse: think Echelon, where there is
continuously spying, recording of each information sent over landlines and
airwaves, (on occasion helping the USA industry with such gathered
information); now, for each each traveler the complete itinerary and
credit card statements are collected and reviewed to help catch (unsuspecting)
Microsoft -- but much worse are other companies installing "spyware" or "adware"
traps, frequently reporting to their host the web sites you were visiting along
with other personal information, so to bring you the pop-up ads that fit to your
profile, perhaps even routing your web access to the one of a competitor,
etc. Though not Viruses per say, these buggers are also slowing down your
PC and can "contribute" to frequent crashes!
I agree but there is not privacy in UK
or Europe anymore. All car movement is monitored by computers now. The police
in Europe track every motor vehicle where ever it goes.
All cell phones
are monitored and a map of cell phone movement is kept so the police can tell
where your phone was at every moment second by second.
Privacy is an
illusion in Europe now. My computer firewall keeps alerting me that it
want to send information to Microsoft. What are they collecting?