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Dick Stodghill
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Location : Akron, Ohio

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PostSubject: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 8:32 am

A Stodghill Says So blog:
Remember privacy? Maybe you have a shred of it left so you don't have to remember. Enjoy the feeling because it's about to go the way of the dodo bird.
The latest gadget that makes it possible to invade the privacy of another sells for $5-10 a month and involves inserting a chip into a cell phone. A column by a woman named Kim Komando (OK, I don't buy it, either) begins: "Did your kids make it to school OK? Is your spouse late because of traffic, or was there an accident? These kinds of worries can plague you. But new tracking tools can put your mind at ease."
You can bet a lot of nosy people and control freaks will rush out to get those chips. The big question is do you want to live that way? Do you want someone cyber-stalking your every move?
I sure don't. From the age of six I would have been in a constant state of rebellion. Not because I was out robbing a convenience store or visiting the neighborhood cathouse but because I have the right to stop for a cup of coffee at Joe's Diner without anyone knowing about it or asking why I did it.
Whether it was a mother, a teacher, a wife or a city editor snooping on my whereabouts I would have devised ways, devious ways, of fooling them. I would have made it my life's work, might even have gone into the business of helping others lay down a false track.
Cell phones can be deceiving, of course. The fact that it's at school doesn't mean little Johnny or Susie is there. Just because the chip in hubby's cell phone shows he is working diligently at the office doesn't mean he isn't down the street at the apartment of his mistress.
So what's next? Chips installed in the human body at birth. To make the system effective immediately, everyone will have to report to a clinic and have one installed. Failing to do so will be a felony. At the jail one will be forcibly inserted. Then criminals on the run will commit murder to grab someone else's chip. A new step will be necessary, a chip hooked up so its removal will be fatal.
Far fetched? Don't kid yourself. It isn't science fiction, it soon will be reality. I'm glad I won't be around to experience it, glad I'm not a day younger than 84.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 8:57 am

So, it's no coincidence that every move Emmelisa Planemaker makes is being watched. Likewise, Beth Durban is being followed around as she goes about her normal, everyday life. Do you think I might be on to something here?

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dmondeo
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 11:23 am

Forget big brother is watching.
Now it's big Mrs or big partner.

The modern cell phones these days have a gps facility and they are also trackable.

I once visited a workshop and witnessed an argument between the boss and his employee via telephone. The satellite tracking device that was fitted in this chaps truck showed that he was still parked outside his home and could be seen on a map display on the company computer. The boss was yelling down the phone, calling his employee a lier because he said he was at work having just driven into the yard.
The yelling ceased with an embarassed boss jaw dropped as the offending employee stomped into the office.
The computer screen still showing the location of the truck outside the mans home.
The Technology is as reliable as a wax fire blanket. Cool
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 12:30 pm

Good story. It demonstrates the danger of relying on gadgets.
And yes, Shelagh, you are on to something.
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LC
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyFri Aug 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Well, on the bright side, if everyone had this chip we'd have found Bin Laden by now. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 1:37 am

Your avatar looks over optimistic too!

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dmondeo
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 4:11 am

Oh Come on Shelagh! Can't you recognise the infamous "Invisible LC". Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 4:47 am

LOL! Of course! LC is sunning herself in the deck chair! It was transparently obvious had I looked between the lines. Privacy? Forget it 964195

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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 7:25 am

8/29/2009


Hi Everyone...

It's scary, go on the web and you
can find everyone who has done some sort of writing , I found Shelagh , she's listed in the web encyclopedia . I even found my Mother, Step-father, 3 brothers, a step-brother and two friends who have died in the last 25 years and I got their social security numbers, I e mailed the social security people saying that these numbers can be used by anyone for their own evil purposes, their answer shocked me ! " Dead People Have No Privacy ! " And yet my father I can't find anything on him, he died in 1956 ......Scary..


Cheers..Joe
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Carol Troestler
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 7:41 am

I have found long lost and previously unknown relatives online. I love that.

I have viewed beautiful photos of my cousin's descendants, my daughter pictures of Scotland as well as the tornado damage to her house which is over 1000 miles away.

My husband and I will talk about some obscure topic and google it.

My name and book are all over the web. It doesn't bring fame or fortune, but it is out there.

My grandchildren have cell phones and I love that.

My daughter always says of us, "You can run, but you can't hide. I can always find you." She's right and I don't mind that. The reverse is true also.

But we are still private people.

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alice
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Location : Redmond, WA

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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 9:04 am

Dick Stodghill wrote:
A Stodghill Says So blog:

Remember privacy? Maybe you have a shred of it left so you don't have to remember. Enjoy the feeling because it's about to go the way of the dodo bird.
The latest gadget that makes it possible to invade the privacy of another sells for $5-10 a month and involves inserting a chip into a cell phone. A column by a woman named Kim Komando (OK, I don't buy it, either) begins: "Did your kids make it to school OK? Is your spouse late because of traffic, or was there an accident? These kinds of worries can plague you. But new tracking tools can put your mind at ease."

You can bet a lot of nosy people and control freaks will rush out to get those chips. The big question is do you want to live that way? Do you want someone cyber-stalking your every move?
I sure don't. From the age of six I would have been in a constant state of rebellion. Not because I was out robbing a convenience store or visiting the neighborhood cathouse but because I have the right to stop for a cup of coffee at Joe's Diner without anyone knowing about it or asking why I did it.

Whether it was a mother, a teacher, a wife or a city editor snooping on my whereabouts I would have devised ways, devious ways, of fooling them. I would have made it my life's work, might even have gone into the business of helping others lay down a false track.
Cell phones can be deceiving, of course. The fact that it's at school doesn't mean little Johnny or Susie is there. Just because the chip in hubby's cell phone shows he is working diligently at the office doesn't mean he isn't down the street at the apartment of his mistress.

So what's next? Chips installed in the human body at birth. To make the system effective immediately, everyone will have to report to a clinic and have one installed. Failing to do so will be a felony. At the jail one will be forcibly inserted. Then criminals on the run will commit murder to grab someone else's chip. A new step will be necessary, a chip hooked up so its removal will be fatal.

Far fetched? Don't kid yourself. It isn't science fiction, it soon will be reality. I'm glad I won't be around to experience it, glad I'm not a day younger than 84.




You will be around to enjoy it for 16 years. You have to live at least 100 years nowadays. lol! lol! lol!
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Dick Stodghill
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 2:56 pm

I have taken precautions to see that doesn't happen. Living will for no life support, a loaded .38 close at hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySat Aug 29, 2009 10:48 pm

Aw Phooey! Get a hamster to replace the gun--they are far more fun. Sixteen years goes by fast.
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dkchristi
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 7:24 am

I won't be able to afford a long life unless I have a blockbuster book.........
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 10:13 am

Dk Looking at your profile I have to say you are a blockbuster book. sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 11:42 am

Now all I need to do is become famous so someone will want to read it. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 2:30 pm

How do we do that?
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 2:40 pm

moviestar
politician
criminal
television anchor
victim
lottery winner
television reality show
Nobel prize winner
athlete
relative to any of the above
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptySun Aug 30, 2009 2:40 pm

Youtube star
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyMon Aug 31, 2009 3:03 am

dkchristi wrote:
moviestar
politician
criminal
television anchor
victim
lottery winner
television reality show
Nobel prize winner
athlete
relative to any of the above

Funny most of the above are undesireables! Privacy? Forget it 798629 Privacy? Forget it 798629 Privacy? Forget it 798629

About the only ones I'd care to be are television anchor and Nobel Winner.
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PostSubject: Re: Privacy? Forget it   Privacy? Forget it EmptyMon Aug 31, 2009 4:42 am

Or blogger. Last week I saw Julie and Julia. Jule Jones got a book and movie deal out of a popular blog.

Ann
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