Recently I read an article that said that the surveillance agency NSA spies on “every” recorded phone call made out of the Bahamas. Then I also read that relations between the U.S. and China are now strained because it has been “alleged” that China has hacked into U.S. secret computer files. In case you haven’t noticed, there is a trend being set here. I honestly believe that “world privacy” will soon “cease to exist.” Here in the United States, we have cameras on traffic lights to photograph you whenever you “run a red light” and a lot of places have security video in case of attempted robbery. We have satellites in space that can actually provide close up video and pictures of your residence. All you have to do is go on the internet and type up your own address just to see a picture of your own house. If you want to find out private information about someone, there are places online where you can type in their names and the information will be provided. So naturally, if agencies can spy on your phone conversations then they can also spy on your internet activity as well. What does this all mean? It means that your privacy is in serious jeopardy. It means that anything you say in confidence to anyone can be scrutinized and even made public against your will. I do understand that in many instances, spying is necessary because there are people with harmful intentions whose actions “need” to be monitored. In order to be safe we need to know the mindsets of others, and “spying” provides us with the means to do so. Professional computer hackers can go into your accounts and steal all your information, like they recently did with the files form Target. Unfortunately, since a LOT of business is not being conducted online it means that “everyone’s account information could be subject to “theft.” I don’t think there is much you, me, or anyone can do about it, because there are way too many means out there for people to spy on you. Just be careful what you say, who you talk to and what you reveal to anyone, because your own words can (and probably will) be used against you. “The cat” is now “out of the bag. Take care, and have a great day.
Singer Anthony Hamilton and Brett Jolly in concert