Comments on: Why the government wants your metadata http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: affiliate8 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73536 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 04:08:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73536 You know we use to laugh about the 1984 senario, not funny anymore. I guess it’s time to go into the wilderness at find that cave.
http://socialmediabar.com/future-metadat a

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By: noseyparkerunit http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73353 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 22:44:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73353 What Americans should be most concerned about is other countries ganging up on us and declaring war on us. I believe it is inevitable since the spying that is of most concern is that which the US does on other countries. It’s now out in the open. Some countries, strong powerful ones have declared their hatred of our spying on their citizens. Whether one agrees with everything Orwell wrote, I believe his argument on Nationalism being a “positive” force is beyond reproach. Judge for yourself. It allowed the rise of fascism. We are setting up a scenario where other countries will inevitably asked by their population to stop us from doing it. And I believe in time it will happen. In fact, I believe war against US inevitable unless we stop.
http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/essa ys/lionunicorn.html

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By: Chicken_Little9 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73237 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 09:14:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73237 A “51% degree of confidence in the foreigness” of the data is hardly credible. I’d be flagged for ordering Chinese food over the phone by THAT standard!

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By: LycanR1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73195 Tue, 11 Jun 2013 04:48:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73195 I think it’s a really dangerous game when the people at top can use a system like this to manipulate the very system they are at the top of. This is dangerous and can quickly be used for the wrong purpose — simply hoping that it is used for good is just not right.

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By: williambanzai7 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73168 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 09:38:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73168 You are a troublemaker. Please report to your local FEMA Camp for remodeling.

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By: SeaWa http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73164 Sat, 08 Jun 2013 00:48:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73164 Is the definition of Meta-data changing? In the past meta-data (data about the data) had not identifiable demographic tags. In other words, we’d have to actually see these files to understand whether they are a breach of privacy.

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By: ScuzzaMan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/06/06/why-the-government-wants-your-metadata/#comment-73162 Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:46:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=21031#comment-73162 Look, that’s WHAT they’re doing (or able to do) with this information.

Is int’t WHY they want it.

The fact is that there isn’t enough intelligence in any computer to reliably counter crime in real-time, even IF the government had access to every piece of electronic information across the whole world in real-time.

WHY they want this data stored in their keeping is that, after you become embarrassing or dangerous to them, they can use it to destroy your credibility and, if necessary, frame you (for example, using the DoJ’s ludicrously lax “material support for terrorism” arguments).

WHAT and WHY are two very different things.

I shouldnt have to explain this to journalists at one of the biggest publishing companies on the planet.

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