Saturday, October 29, 2016
The End of Secrecy
Harry Browne, a famous Libertarian, said: "Don't do anything that requires your signature." His lament was in response to "big brother" when "brother" was small, very small. So now, what to do? What to do?
Spies meeting on a park bench? A cell phone or long range lens gives them away. Meeting with Deep Throat? Garages have cameras everywhere.
Having an affair? Think you're safe because you're not texting? If you keep your phone turned on, that motel location can be easily identified.
When everything can be hacked, it's foolish to make Ed Snowdon into a traitor. Hillary suffers from "not wanting to be bothered" syndrome rather than evil intent.
Maybe it's time to just give up and give in. No more "Lock 'em up!" We're going to have an "examined life" whether we want one or not.