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PostSubject: Can someone please explain   Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:02 pm

The fear of having their information online?

I have been extremely liberal with posting all kinds of stupid shit online and not once has it bothered me. Some of you are familiar with Deer Hunters - a silly comedic series I made. One of my employers saw it and thought it was entertaining.

I never understood the fear of having your boss find your Facebook page.
It's not like you're incriminating yourself on it. Are people afraid of others seeing them drinking beer? Or swearing? If the person is racist or something in their status updates then I could see why they'd be timid- but other than that I don't really see a problem.

Think about it- my Facebook page is filled with photos of myself that I choose because they are flattering and the status updates are either consisting of memories or jokes.

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:23 pm

Some people value their privacy above other things, and they feel violated once that privacy is breached. That's why some people try to be as anonymous as possible online.
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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:33 pm

Yeah, im not a fan of having my life out there on the internet for all to see most of the time

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:38 am

Then don't put your life on your Facebook profile?

I don't really see my friends looking at my profile as a loss of privacy. I have my profile hidden for only them to see so I'm not sure why some are so guarded

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:28 pm

i dont haha.

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:03 pm

Let's get the big bad acronym out of the way before we begin: the NSA has made it abundantly clear that Facebook isn't the only place that you're being tapped on. All of your net traffic is readily available and documented by your ISP (unless you're savvy enough to redirect your acknowledge packets elsewhere, but that's another topic), all of your texts are kept on file by your mobile carrier, the phone you're carrying has a GPS locator on it in the event that those in the know want to be able to find you and - last but not least, your open microphones, webcams and other human input devices give a world of unfiltered access to your personal life, regardless of whether you hide it or not.

When the answer to the question of the fear of privacy being is "don't do x," it invites police state ideology. Privacy is the last bastion of individuality and freedom; that is has been breached is a testament to the value of our responsible parties, elect, etc.

Simply put, we are right to fear those who refuse to keep their power in check and, at the cost of sounding like a mad conspiracy theorist, they're watching us for precisely the purpose that we should ever become revolutionaries against such infringement.

Privacy on the internet hasn't existed for quite some time, but there's been an atrocious lapse in judgment made which rests purely on the shoulders of our elect - not what information we choose or not to disseminate since it's being collected despite our cries to the contrary.

On the other hand, I do believe that if the content you're shelling out onto the public internet is content you wish to remain for want of preservation (sentimentality, for archival purposes, or other reasons) that it shouldn't be discouraged. The catch-22 in all of this privacy scaring is that without these invasive tactics, methods like advertising start to falter under collective knowledge. The US gave people a giant forum to where it could air its dirty laundry and now that forum is being purged for content that's found not fit for society. People like you may have nothing to fear - but what about the person who has cybersex with someone halfway around the world being keylogged by a third party that reports back to their spouse?

I'm not saying people should be irresponsible fuckwits. I simply believe that we're responsible enough that we don't need technology to be an instrument of reckoning in the lives of others - and organizations like the NSA don't require access to Yahoo! webcams and microphones, Skype call contents, instant messages, and so forth. To spy on one's citizens when there's no warrant or cause is an outrageous breach of privacy that should be punishable.

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Fri Feb 28, 2014 6:25 pm

What kind of activity would you need to be involved with to evoke such attention? I feel like all kind of 4/Chan users are searching all kinds of strange shit nonstop and never face such consequences.

I do find the GPS features on phones to be frightening - however, couldn't those also save your life if you needed help?

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:58 pm

Here's the issue with the 4chan/ED "bullies," etc.:

They reside behind layers of pseudonyms and IP spoofing that make it difficult but not impossible to play tag with them. Let's say that 4chan degenerates being the scum that the half of them are look up "art" (and I use this term very loosely) of child pornography. This would be drawings, animations or otherwise that depict young adolescents or children engaging in sexual activity. In previous years, UK police have been very capable of locating the origin of these downloads using ISPs. Fair enough, you might say - guy's sick as shit, yeah? It still technically was not against the law during the time of that case, despite that child pornography in and of itself is. So, the police get in hot water over stinging someone that didn't break any law but some sick fuck got their rocks off to their fetish all the same.

It's dicey when it comes to things like this. Bestiality, consensual sex and drug transactions are those are grey area laws in one county/province and absolutely legal by omission in the next. This is where drawing the line between privacy and warranted surveillance blurs: an ISP, which is a corporation, handling a network needs to be impartial and free from political or legal skewing and only reign in people infringing upon certain rights. Copyright infringement is likely the often tread grey area law that a lot of ISPs have difficulty with, especially cases in which the information is being disseminated by an owner to which they exercise full legal right or other stipulations. The invasion of privacy is being brought before a police state mentality to which they're left to play judge/jury/executioner while you, the technically law abiding citizen, rest your head on the chopping block.

All you have to do to get on a "piracy watch" is to download a few torrents in the States. Unless you're very good, it's a risk proportional to wearing a name tag while you steal from a retail store. It's no wonder people are concerned with privacy. Thousands of people torrent from TPB: I've been lucky enough only to be stung by ESA cease-and-desists twice. Think of how many people on Comcast, TWC, Verizon, etc. get hit with notices day after day. I did write a letter to the ESA representative that tried to fuck with me and told them that I was within my legal right as owner of the property. I bought two Wii games but didn't have the means to rip them to my hard disk to play on an emulator. So, I downloaded two ROMs on an unsecured network - big mistake on my part, I should have been smarter, but this is still legal. I mailed them pictures of my owning the property and my name was struck from any watched users lists, yet I still firmly believe that there's something watching my internet activity very closely when I use tracert to verify my current connections.

Needless to say, this is a complete breach of my privacy on networks and since then I only operate my more grey area internet activity off the ISP's network altogether. I'm sure you can see why privacy is such a huge concern with the copyright laws being as corrupt and draconian as they remain.

There's a carefully tended madness to privacy concerns that the powers that be wish you to forsake your privacy for complete information control. Even harboring a thought or performing an activity that is perfectly legal is reasonable suspicion to get the long arm of the law involved - sometimes it's right and sometimes it's very wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Sat Mar 01, 2014 9:48 am

4Chan- So this board is able to be a website due to legal loopholes essentially? Some people are beyond horrible there

I think Canada's downloading laws are softer than yours. I think in the place of cease and desist letters we get throttled and don't get what we pay for. For a few months I'd want to go as close to my bandwidth as I could without going over. I was around 10G away from the limit when I received a notification that I had reached the cap. Which made zero sense because I was rounding up with everything I had done. How do you use 60G in three weeks?

I wonder if I should remove the video of me singing Wrecking Ball. Nah it's fine

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:50 pm

I think Canadian ISPs are ridiculous when it comes to net throttling, but some American ones are just as atrocious. I'm glad to be a part of one that doesn't practice such a lamentable enterprise. South Korea and Japan don't do this to make money because they know it stifles innovation at the level of the backbone. We should probably start taking a hint.

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PostSubject: Re: Can someone please explain   Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:13 pm

Telecommunications companies are the devil in general. I'm going to be wealthy as shit before I consider cable.

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