PRIVACY! Does it exist anymore?

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    On another thread members are discussings right to privacy issues in random checkpoints set up by law enforcement personnel. I have no problem with that because I feel I have a responsibility to be law abiding when I get out on public roads and if I choose not to use the public roads, then I don't have to deal with law enforcement.

    BUT. . . . .

    New issues are surfacing all the time.

    I can type my home phone number into my browser and VOILA!!! I see my name, my husband's name, full physical address, age, and other personal information plastered right up there in full view on my monitor screen.

    And did you know those photos you post on Facebook or here on USMB can be telegraphing the exact location those photos were taken?

    Look at this:

    GPS in cameras and phones creates privacy issue | Video | 7online.com

    I'm not naive. I know skip tracers, P.I.'s, law enforcement and other government officials have all sorts of means to find out just about anything about me they want to know. We can all still run but it is becoming increasingly difficult to hide.

    Does this bother you? Or do you see it as simply inevitable in the modern technological age?
     
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    It bothers me that we are so watched... I think privacy is a thing of the past.

    Such a waste of money by the government and private enterprises also..
     
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    Do you think Digital cameras should come with a warning that any photos you take will contain a GPS location of where the picture was taken? Should we require that there be a way to turn off this feature?
     
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    Information such as name, spouse and or kids names, full physical address, age, and other personal information has been public for quite some time. Before the internet, a great deal of one's information was public in phone books and elsewhere.
     
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    Name, address, and phone number of people yes. People who want that information to be public so that friends and family can contact them. And you do not HAVE to include that information in the phone book. Many people have non listed or non published numbers so that people can't find them.

    I gave nobody permission to put my name, age, address, vocation, names of some of my relatives on the internet. But its all there.
     
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    According to the menus my cell GPS is disabled unless I diall 911.
    Of course it could be lying to me :)

    Privacy? Long gone just a pipe dream now. The fearful have eagerly given it up over the decades.
     
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    Damn that is so true...:(
     
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    I mean who wanted to be unpartiotic and oppose the Partiot act?

    Bush was reelected in 2004 on the promise of keeping us safe.
    Fearmingering works very well on Americans.
     
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    How long until we're required to receive the mark... chips anyone..?
     
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    I've got a cousin that has been in the Army for almost 6 years and he's a Privacy. He's been a corporal a time or two but he seems to like it best as a Privacy...
     

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