Wednesday, November 22, 2006

They Know Where You've Been

I always knew hackers had ways to "follow your online footprints" but this one is different:  Did you know the government has a contract with the largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, to KEEP and SAVE their records (records of where you've been on the net) for use in government concerns?  I can understand certain "concerns" i.e., an IP address that continually searches for bomb-making materials and instructions, or child-porn sites, but there's an air of "commerce" I sense.  This is for advertisement advancement, I'd say.  The large companies who lobby in Washington like Proctor & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, etc., all the giants who want even larger profits, are logging where we've been on the net and noting this information for use in sending us the spam that drives us nuts. 

As legal as it may be, there's something sinister lurking in all this to my mind.  It's not the excess adverts that bother me, it's the privacy we lose, the right to it which is yours the moment you're born in this country.  What a laugh haha.  The Fed has contracted to have your web prints catalogued and examined, all to better bombard you with spam?  It's got to be much more than that, and though I'm pro-security when it involves the excess of information available on the net, does anyone really think our government knows where to draw the line, when to pull in the reins?  I don't, I think they go way too far in "watching over our needs" huh it's more like just plain spying. 

Maybe they miss the cold war atmosphere - I don't.    

9 comments:

seraphoflove9001 said...

Wow...thats just plane creepy! I agree....there's no need for them to keep track of anyone thats not doing anything wrong, like looking up how to make oatmeal cookies on Yahoo isn't a threat, Geesh. It seems as thought this is not the land of the free anymore.
Lisa

lifes2odd said...

When they check on me I'd bore them to tears! LOL! Still, the whole thought of the invasion of our privacy really creeps me out!
Martha
http://journals.aol.com/lifes2odd/Justvisiting/

sugarsweet056 said...

I think it's a shame!!!
Of course, they can keep tabs on me...hehehe...they'd all fall asleep trying to get something on me. Boring life that I have.
Hugs, Sugar

iiimagicxx said...

Hi Cathie, I don't believe in "privacy" or even "confidentiality" on the net. I hardly even buy on the net. I can't say I have not, but each time I did in the long past, it has really almost made me feel sick that something wrong could happen to me for doing so. Guess who are among the richest in the world? Big Pharma!... no wonder why they like labelling people as "mentally ill" - it's all about money and power and we know it because we don't have much of this ourselves.
Valerie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/iiimagicxx/surreality/

brainwhispers said...

I guess i'd better stop googling "thongs" then!
:o)

lanurseprn said...

Pretty scary what they can do, huh?
Pam

a35ramy said...

You  know hun nothing surprises me any more. I can really believe that. I knw we have no personal lives any more it seems. I can see it in a way if you look at people who have done it before but now any joe , you know what I mean? Thats big brother for you huh? That is a shame I know that. Heck if you think about it I bet that we would freak out if we knew all they knew about us. They probley know more about us then what we know about our selves. After all they do have in all on records and we humans do forget things. You know what I mean. Thanks for the info hun. Hugs, Ruth.



Ps. You wanted me to add a tad bit more to my journal and I did hun, I will be adding more as time goes by. I added an update if you will on the first part of my journal OK? The illness within is my journal in case you forgot it hun. I will try and more soon ok? Thanks for all your support hun. God bless you, Big hugs, Ruth

http://journals.aol.com/a35ramy/theillnesswithin

libragem007 said...

oh geezz...and this is the land Of The *very very* Free?? (maybe there is a very very fine prints that says: "The government is FREE to do anything they want..."?
Gem

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