Another internet Bill is going to try to pass through Canadian parliment in sept..Where others have failed B4..The bill would(amongst other things) allow police to eavesdrop on users without a warrant....
What would police be looking for?
The internet is not a physical place.Do We really need thought police?..
Police have enough powers to do their job..As long as they have proof of crime/abuse..
People worry about google taking their picture ,but careful.People objecting to private companies taking their pictures(possibly selling the info), doesn't change the fact that BIG BROTHER(police/security) could still be granted access to those pictures, you don't want others to see..The cameras are already there..Once their there..Hard to get rid of...
Perhaps signs notifying people their is a camera on duty is the best option..to address some of the concerns..
B careful when giving away rights to observe public records.Might be Just what security /politicians/biz are hoping for.
Access to your info without permission/accountability/transparentcy/or $$$ for used footage.
Public Cameras ,The "lime wire" of reality tv..?(hmmmm)..Who's making the $$ of this stuff?...Can Work both ways.
Why should police or anyone have access to your personal life(for whatever reason), without granting the public, or you, the rights to the same info?.Happens all the time..
"I am a man, I am not a number" (1984)-
Quotes from George Orwell's 1984 (external - login to view)
Do you still have the right to e-mail a lawyer, if unlawfully targeted, based on speculative info, collected by accusing officer ?...HMMM..?
The police/security already have all the laws/powers they need to regulate/enforce any criminal acts they witness/have proof of, on the internet or anywhere else..
The crimes police/security point towards as reasons to pass new invasive online security regulations,(porn/terrorism(terrorism is an act
of violence,not talk of)) are Unacceptable/highly illegal , yet not substantial enough ,to allow them to take away law abiding citizens rights to personal privacy online..
Exploiting the relatively small negatives of the internet, to pass contraversial laws, on the majority of good/law abiding people , is uncalled for..And is almost as sad as, any crime, few care to think of , even less would act on...
If police want to follow anyone on twitter or social networks(legally),all they have to do is ask to be that users friend..It's that easy..
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Guilty untill proven innocent, has always worked in the past ..The internet shouldn't be used as an excuse to change this Vital LAW..!
I know cops..Some are friends /some are A holes(like anyone can be)..
Do you tell your friends everything?If not..Why not?
The Majority have nothing to hide but their real names(user names) ,For the freedoms anonymity
offers.. In the odd chance, their's a crazie out there, that would want to do ,well , whatever?..>What do we need more security for?
...Should worry more about police/political abuse of power, and Shady marketers, tarketing innocent victums, to sell or steal ideas/products.. Then worrying about that odd ball wacko out there, lookin to steal a shot of you pickin your nose, in the privacy of your own home..
You can always block the wacko's .
I feel the police/security already have all the laws/powers they need to regulate/enforce any criminal acts, they witness/have proof of, on the internet or anywhere else.If they know there is a problem,know where it is, see someone breakin the law..They already have the tools they need to move forward on an arrest.
In the end . Security/politicians will do whatever they want to,and no one really has a real voice/choice on the issue, because we don't have access to all their information.
It's a 1 sided debate... The majority always seems to have to pay the price, for the few abusing minorities..(politicians just looking for somethin to do with their time)
.in their interest)
Think the saying goes .."If you have nothing to hide .You have nothing to worry about."right ?
Might experience a dose of paranoia, wondering if police/security/big brother/marketers/wako's might be wacthing YOU though!...
Ahh, but Don't get so full of yourself.... Why would THEY be watching YOU? ..What makes you any better/worse/or any more special, than the majority of law abiding online citizens out there..?
.Don't be a victum!
We (the law abiding internet users) will regulate the internet..Herd the bad sheep.Send them to quarantine.
We don't need no thought police.!
Don't worry people..It's all under control!.Move on, nothin to see here...
virus scanner now!
Over and out there from here..
Last edited by GreenFish66; Jun 18th, 2009 at 01:05 PM..