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  1. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 1 year ago

    A comment by someone named Alex the Tired said only those in their 40s care about any of this.


    Those younger than 30 post or tweet everything on public, unrestricted sites: their meals, their sex lives, EVERYTHING, so why would they care if Obama uses Prism to see all that when he can just log into Facebook or Twitter or Google?


    Those over 50 don’t use the Internet, and they sit waiting (in vain) for the kids and grandkids to call them, so they don’t have anything Prism can see.


    But Alex had all his stuff saved marked ‘Private’ that (he now knows) the entire government is snickering at, and he’s furious, but he figures he’s all alone. And he’s probably right.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 1 year ago

    There is no need for a national conversation over something that should be a given.

  3. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    The Michaels are right. WME and 5.
    Thanks guys,
    C.

  4. TheTrustedMechanic

    TheTrustedMechanic GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @mikefive

    You are absolutely right. But we voluntarily give away any and all of our personal privacy for a few baubles here and there, just as Michael wme pointed out.

    I still wonder, beside the tired and worn argument about the constitution, why are people so outraged when the government wants this information to use it to keep us safe from attacks, but are okay when mega-lo-corp wants it to slice and dice, repackage and sell over time and time again for a profit? One use is altruistic and self-protection, the other is simple greed. All of which evidently means nothing except when it is convenient to bit@h about the government and particularly President Obama. I thank you that you do not do this, but I still have to wonder why the profit motive makes the very same act okay but it is wrong when used for the protection of this nation.
    .
    And just for the record, I do not believe my personal information is anyone’s business, government or for-profit. But thanks to Google, my smartphone is a brick because in order to use any apps or anything more than just a phone (which my cell provider has their own invasion of privacy policy too) I have to agree to their “any info, any time, from anywhere for any reason” (lack of) privacy policy. And by the way, that policy was not in force when I got my phone but the privacy policy change is not considered a material change to my contract so I can not terminate my service without a penalty. So no, you do NOT have a choice in what information corporations collect about you or how they use it, no matter how they want to try and deceive you.

    In the foregoing diatribe MikeFive the use of the reference “you” was not intended solely to refer to you personally but as a general reference as to the reader of the post. I am absolutely confident that you personally are smart enough to interpret what I wrote to know when I was addressing you personally and when it was a general reference and I appreciate that about you. Thank you for lending me your ear (or eyes in this case).

  5. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, about 1 year ago

    ^^ & ^ The punks do care. There’s a “meme” (look it up) where a couple is talking on the phone. The young man says to his girlfriend “you hang up”. She responds “you hang up first”. Then Obama says “Should I hang both of you up”?


    Much funnier with pictures but I can’t find it. Anyway he’s hated for the whole NSA thing. There’s polls out there where 18-24 year olds disapprove of his defending the program.

  6. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, about 1 year ago

    Y’know, face-to face is nicer (and more private) than Face-Book-to Face-Book.

  7. UM5

    UM5 said, about 1 year ago

    NSA reading my comments (and just why did Microsoft call there OS Windows anyway?) , TSA using scanners which ‘see’ through my clothing is there no privacy left? Perhaps all we can hope for is to offend or at leas entertain those who are peeking through our bedroom windows.

  8. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    @UM5

    “and just why did Microsoft call their OS Windows anyway?”

    I have a friend who works with software, primarily for the military and other branches of government (the company he works for is an independent contractor). He told me in the early nineties that he had read through the code in Windows and discovered files with the extension “.nsa”
    He also told me he was asked to be part of a committee to determine (at about the same time) whether the feds should go PC or Mac in the future. Their conclusions were that PC was less stable, less secure, and would require more hardware, software, and training than Mac would as each new version was developed. Mac was overwhelmingly recommended. The committee was subsequently told to change their data to favor Windows.
    I will let you draw your own conclusions.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 1 year ago

    Years ago there was a Non-Sequitr comic where Danae answered a phone to find a caller trying to sell her something. She answered something along the lines of "I don’t want to talk with anyone associated with “AL-KAYDA”.

    The next panel showed a TV with the commentator noting that a sales call center had been shut down by the feds for suspected ties to terrorists.

    Of course, that was when Mr. Bush was in the White House, so the comic no longer exists.

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 1 year ago

    Oh yeah she’s good!

  11. cjr53

    cjr53 said, about 1 year ago

    @Comic Minister

    Without Wiley Miller, Danae would have said nothing.

    I remember reading that cartoon. Fan of Non Sequitur!

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