Comments on: How to resist Big Brother 2.0 Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: MerchantMaster Tue, 11 Jun 2013 01:51:37 +0000 This comment is interesting: “Moreover, the information you provide has value – to market researchers, advertising companies, social networks and other online platforms.”

All data on real human interactions is extremely valuable now. See

By: LBK2 Wed, 23 May 2012 15:46:26 +0000 I having trouble with login today.

Login form says it does not recognize my ID in some areas and provides no response either positive or negative.

This is a test.

By: happydance Tue, 22 May 2012 04:05:33 +0000 It is obvious from the derelict DOJ that we need cameras on the bureaucrats and politicians, not the citizens of the United States.

By: mick68 Sun, 20 May 2012 16:17:18 +0000 Great article, canceled my credit cards months ago, but keep one for reservations, which I hardly ever make.

Don’t use facebook or twitter, have a mobile GPS unit(no name attached),but outside of canceling my internet and using cash only, this is all I can do.

So sad how the world has changed, anyone can see we’re hurtling toward a not so pleasant ending.

By: usagadfly Sat, 19 May 2012 22:28:44 +0000 It is certainly very debatable that there are any significant benefits to permitting the Government to aggregate and correlate data. And it is very, very easy to stop. Simply stop paying the “public servant” who violates data retention rules and the two supervisors above him from the date of infraction, and force repayment of all sums paid.

If you pay a reward for unmasking data violators, perhaps 20% of the money forfeited, this scheme will work well.

By: loginwithfaceb Sat, 19 May 2012 15:26:41 +0000 Reminds me of Stasi in Germany. It could easily turn into this due to the fact theat people will easily sell each other out in the future for personal reasons. Mass amounts of data will be kept on people, already done in some part by Lexis Nexis, the NSA and the FBI. But the social networking sites and mobile phones take it to the next level. Now they can extract your entire life if they so choose. The government already has informers from everywhere, so there could be close to 1 – 2 million or more “informers”, which would make it very easy to track a small group of individuals around 100 – 200 per each “informer”. Hardly a difficult task.

By: sjtom Fri, 18 May 2012 14:59:05 +0000 I don’t have a cell phone, never did. Don’t use Twitter, never have. Never even visited Facebook, never will. And proud to be in the minority amongst all the sheep.

By: LBK2 Fri, 18 May 2012 13:46:04 +0000 I work in the over-arching industry known as IT and everything Mr. Tapscott says should be taken very seriously.

My rule from day one when I first gained access to the Internet in 1996 was NEVER put personal information on a website. Not the one you own, and certainly never on someone else’s, like social sites.

To answer Ian Kemish’s question, all you have to do is run a simple search on your favorite search engine to find hundreds of cases of mistaken identity causing innocent people serious problems and even their arrests and in some cases, their death. The “no-fly” list being the most visible example.

By: meleze Fri, 18 May 2012 12:55:07 +0000 I don’t agree with everything is said here by the professor Tapscott but I appreciate that he takes the opportunity of the meeting of Rio +20 questionning again big brother. It is true that three events were quickening the world watching.
1) terrorism
2) climate change collection of the data
3) growth of internet till the facebook synthesis
And those events have occurred whithout any production of nothing for ten years. No production and even stagnation of the growth. We have been caping our productive forces because runnning to the concentration of the data.

By: Robertla Fri, 18 May 2012 10:06:11 +0000 I want the ability to see my ‘records’, and control them. I want my records to be my legal property.

it seems to me all the talk about ‘privacy’ and ‘anonymity’ is a red herring. If any data is compiled about a named person, it is a piece of their reputation……subject to fair use, and existing legal protections come into play.

Let all this data be in the form of named records, owned liked medical and tax records, …… the individual