The cover of “A Darker Side Of Privacy.”
“In order to render privacy policies enforceable, every bit of a person’s personal information must be collected, starting from their first moments on earth. All vital statistics, even the slightest minutiae, are recorded by the federal government.” – Excerpted from “A Darker Side Of Privacy”
According to recent news reports, the federal government has been eavesdropping on innocent citizens’ emails and telephone calls in the name of national security. Not only that, it appears the feds have also been secretly looking at peoples’ credit cards. Now drones are going to be used to keep an eye on things from the sky. What does the government do with all of the information it gathers?
Keeping a tab on everyone
Apparently, surreptitious offices like the National Security Agency, or NSA, are allowed to keep the data it collects indefinitely, which is a dangerous action to take in a so-called democracy. The first thing anybody in power will do, if they have a hidden agenda, is create a file. J. Edgar Hoover did it; that’s how he managed to stay around so long. The infamous Sen. Joe McCarthy, in the 1950s, maintained a collection of files on various Hollywood stars, as well as others. Come to think of it, President Nixon did the same thing.
What does an employer or a boss do when they want to get rid of an employee? They create a secret file that contains alleged evidence of inappropriate conduct committed by the worker, or even worse. Then, when it’s time to go after the person, the employer merely retrieves the dossier as evidence. Legal or illegal, it’s being done.
Not innocent until proven guilty
If you believe the headlines, suddenly everyone in the United States who has sent an email, made a telephone call, or used their credit card in the last five to six years, has a dossier with the federal government. Just think, even if you’ve never committed a crime and you are not a terrorist, the majority of your personal information can presently be retrieved and reviewed at the whim of some rank and file bureaucrat.
“A Darker Side Of Privacy”
The listening and watching being done by the federal government is similar to what happened in the former Soviet Union and Germany in the 1940s. When it comes to privacy in America, where are we headed? It seems the new America is on its way to being one big surveillance state. Do you need more proof?
You should check out “A Darker Side Of Privacy.” The full length eBook is a fictional tale about the future which was published long before the existing scandal about privacy rights ever broke out. Yet, it remains eerily relevant to today’s issues.
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