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Re: [dvd-discuss] Latest RIAA Tactic- Impersonating a Police Officer

On Mon, 19 Jan 2004 PSYchiccr@aol.com wrote:
> 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.

Well, I might argue that using a motor vehicle in public space is such a
violation of the rights of the rest of the public that their ability to
track you is the least you can give them in return.

But really, anything that discourages the use of private motor vehicles is
fine by me.

Get a bicycle.

> 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.

Yeah, this is bad news... but it's also inevitable.  Better if the power
to track phones was extended to every member of the public, of course,
instead of just being in the hands of the "authorities".

> 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?

Yeah, don't run closed-source, proprietary software.  Your privacy was
violated the moment you brought their private property into your home.

(It's a bit like buying a sealed black box as an end-table and being
shocked to find there's a camera inside.  Well, no shit.  Look inside the
box before you put it in your living room.)

     Jeme A Brelin
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