[ExI] Gov surveillance here to stay

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Fri Jul 6 08:06:32 UTC 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports:
Libya's caretaker government has quietly reactivated some of the
interception equipment that fallen dictator Moammar Gadhafi once used
to spy on his opponents.

Libya is among the post-Arab Spring nations grappling with a difficult
question as they move toward democracy: Whether or not to use the
security tools left behind by former dictators.

And the answer is 'Yes'. It is too good not to use. The oppressed
become the new oppressors.
Every gov that gets surveillance techniques will use it and increase
the capability.
Why do you think your lovely smartphone includes unique ID, GPS,
camera and microphone?
(which can be remotely activated or have spying software installed
without your permission).

The future is here already. You must assume that every use of your
phone, or internet access is recorded and scanned for possible threats
to the state.
If you are not plotting, then it will be no immediate inconvenience to you.

But if you ever come to the attention of the authorities for *any*
reason, all your records will be retrieved and analysed.
The Miranda warning applies to all your electronic communications.
".... anything the person says will be used against that person in court".

Supercomputers and unlimited data storage enables the state to treat
everyone as a potential criminal, so everything they do or say, every
place they visit and every person they contact is now regarded as
potential court evidence.


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