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Tom Toles

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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 3 years ago

    You have a “feature” phone as opposed to a “smart” phone.

  2. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, almost 3 years ago

    Never get a phone that’s smarter than you are.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    From what I’ve heard. The latest revelation is that the NSA has been planting agents inside American tech companies to secretly build the so called “back doors” to make it easier for the NSA to spy on what you’re doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re what your electronic device is, or how you use it. There’s a chance the NSA had a hand in developing it and has a way to spy on your use of it.

    How long before foreign consumers stop buying electronics or computer software for fear of what the American government has done to it? How long before the NSA’s actions are a detriment to American business?

  4. Doughfoot

    Doughfoot said, almost 3 years ago

    Not to mention an entire generation of young folks growing up with the idea that “privacy” is a sort of archaic value, like “chastity” or “piety” or “reverence toward ancestors.”

  5. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 3 years ago

    Oh, they’ve got that information, too.

  6. lisapaloma13

    lisapaloma13 said, almost 3 years ago

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the fingerprint thing— transmitted directly to the NSA.

  7. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Excellent point!

  8. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    No Such Agency could care less what we do or say…their
    devices are set to look for “buzz words or phrases”, not
    whether you are cheating on your wife with an orangutan(sp)

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 3 years ago

    @furnituremaker

    “…. not whether you are cheating on your wife….”

    NSA employees have been caught tracking their significant others. I wonder if they’ve used NSA facilities to gain info for insider trading, etc.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    Well put. A legitimate concern.

  11. lonecat

    lonecat said, almost 3 years ago

    I remember back in the 1970s when Judy Merrill, the great science fiction writer, said (on the CBC show Ideas) “Privacy is over.” She was right, but ahead of her time.

  12. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    Let’s not forget that there was a HUGE uproar about the possibility of China doing this not so long ago. Not nearly as much noise being made now. I suppose if it’s “our guys” doing it, then it’s okay, huh?

  13. Enoki

    Enoki said, almost 3 years ago

    The NSA could have gotten those from the FBI and saved some time…

  14. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @furnituremaker

    “No Such Agency could care less what we do or say…their
    devices are set to look for “buzz words or phrases”, not
    whether you are cheating on your wife with an orangutan(sp)”


    Doesn’t matter if they “care”. It’s wrong & it’s only a matter of time before someone abuses the power in a major way, as opposed to the petty abuses that have already occurred.

  15. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    So that’s why my phone started ringing with a “unavailable” number when I made my first cup of decaf with the new coffee maker! The NSA were trying to tell me to go with Espresso!

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