Under Surveillance

6 Apr

We are under surveillance at an alarming rate. The average American is on camera or being watched 8 to 10 times a day.

The average person on earth is closer to 0 to 3 times a day.

With all this surveillance and all this monitoring they still are unable to keep us safe. Well that’s not ever going to be accomplished no matter how many rights they strip. Security is not in place of freedom. Rather security comes with freedom and rights.

Privacy-1. a. The quality or condition of being secluded from the presence or view of others.
b. The state of being free from unsanctioned intrusion: a person’s right to privacy.
2. The state of being concealed; secrecy.

privacy [ˈpraɪvəsɪ ˈprɪvəsɪ]n
1. the condition of being private or withdrawn; secluded
2. the condition of being secret; secrecy
3. (Philosophy) Philosophy the condition of being necessarily restricted to a single person

Security-1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as:
a. A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious.
b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack.
c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault: Security was lax at the firm’s smaller plant.
d. Measures adopted to prevent escape: Security in the prison is very tight.
4. Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; a pledge.
5. One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.
6. A document indicating ownership or creditorship; a stock certificate or bon
1. the state of being secure
2. assured freedom from poverty or want he needs the security of a permanent job
3. a person or thing that secures, guarantees, etc.
4. precautions taken to ensure against theft, espionage, etc. the security in the government offices was not very good
5. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) (often plural)a.  a certificate of creditorship or property carrying the right to receive interest or dividend, such as shares or bonds.  the financial asset represented by such a certificate
6. (Economics, Accounting & Finance / Banking & Finance) the specific asset that a creditor can claim title to in the event of default on an obligation
7. (Law) something given or pledged to secure the fulfillment of a promise or obligation
8. (Law) a person who undertakes to fulfill another person’s obligation
9. (Electronics & Computer Science / Computer Science) the protection of data to ensure that only authorized personnel have access to computer files
10. Archaic carelessness or over confidence

In your hotel room, in a public restroom, at the tanning salon, your bedroom. Places you would expect to have privacy. Well you thought wrong. No place is safe from their view. They have cameras on street corners, stop lights, buildings, and telephone poles. They even have tiny microphones to add sound. Hearing up 2000 feet away. Recording conversations and storing them.

People are constantly being caught and charged or accused of having cameras set up in many places. Dressing rooms, bathrooms, hotel rooms, tanning beds, gyms, locker rooms, and any other room you could imagine.

The internet has allowed access to real time satellites. They can view all the way down to a blade of grass or tiny insect. Capable of using infrared technology to view through our walls and into our homes. X-rays powerful enough to penetrate through walls and into your home. No only invading your privacy. They are radiating you, your kids, your plants, and your food.

Privacy and freedom are myths. Like unicorns, and dragons.

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