Saturday, February 4, 2012

Silent Muse Saturday THE PRIVACY QUESTION


Silent Muse
"The storage location for Time Machine backups can't be found."


The  World of The Internet
Debacle or Miracle?

News To Pay Attention To
National Public Radio, Boston 'On Point' 

Listen to this story


Just How Open Do You Want Your World To Be?
Do You Have A Choice?

GOOGLE'S NEW PRIVACY POLICY
set to be implemented March 1st

 
FACEBOOK'S NEW TIMELINE
already under implementation




3 comments:

deanna7trees said...

there's always a trade off for all the info available to us these days. if you're diligent, you can somewhat limit what is available to others. i am grateful for all the information that is so readily available.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i have NO idea what to think.

Ms. ∆×∆p×≥h/4π said...

Thanks for the comments
The only sticking point for me with the privacy thing (and the radio podcast makes it clear as the final point) is that the change of rules violates the contract, and opens the door to that option for the unknown future. It's a take a stand sort of thing. Emotionally, other than annoyance, I doubt I care deeply. Somehow, after the sixties scares and backlash + subsequent living experience, not to mention therapy with a smart woman, and watching the idols stumble and fall, I kind of lost my fear of power. Of course, I have never experienced it in it's farthest extreme. I keep a cool head most of the time. There is so much benefit to an open source information platform, I wouldn't want to do without it. I do erase my cookies after each session, but have never erased my history. I don't wander into too many dangerous sites in my opinion. Name, address, phone number, email address and gender as well as age are floating out there. Whoever wants my social security bad enough can surely find it. There are no credit or debit cards to glean, and little to gain from my information. In any case, I think the powers that be will block Google's plan at the source before that March 1st deadline. We shall see.