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Jeff Stahler

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  1. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, 9 months ago

    Everyone on Facebook and Twitter is practically begging to have people know every last detail about them.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @rpmurray

    Just because the NSA claims to stop collecting data on Facebook users, it doesn’t mean Facebook won’t continue collecting it.

  3. jonesb

    jonesb said, 9 months ago

    @Jase99

    It doesn’t mean Facebook won’t continue collecting the data and giving the data to the NSA when the NSA asks for it.

  4. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    I wonder if all those who post the every day details of their lives really think anybody else is interested? The viral items are generally either a cute cat or someone doing something really stupid.

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    @Ted Lind

    They are Ted when they are identity thieves…

  6. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 9 months ago

    At least she’s happy!

  7. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 9 months ago

    @Finsterlaine

    That’s one way to look at it. Another is that if a corporation does it, I have recourse – I can stop using that corporation, or if the violation merits legal recourse, I can take them to court. With government, I have no recourse.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 9 months ago

    @jonesb

    Note I said claims to stop.

  9. curtisls87

    curtisls87 said, 9 months ago

    @Finsterlaine

    Except that the NSA, and most bureaucracies are not elected. Even recognizing you can vote for officials, the ability to change the mindset of a bureaucracy by the elected officials above it is limited. With respect, President Obama campaigned originally on such tenants as transparency in government, closing Gitmo, etc, and it hasn’t happened. On the other hand, if I don’t want Facebook to know any more about me, I can stop using them, today, and they have no more ability to track me. The NSA, though, will track what I do wherever I go. Additionally, corporations are not only answerable to their stockholders, there is a plethora of government regulation to which the answer, and are most assuredly answerable to court decisions. I’m not keen on corporate knowledge of my business any more than the next, but by and large, when they take interest in me, it’s because they want to sell me something. When the government takes an interest in me, I have no idea why, and, their reasons for interest may change over time in ways that make me uncomfortable.

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