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Comment: Re:I wouldn't call that a "surveillence society" (Score 5, Insightful) 160

by Opportunist (#49501915) Attached to: The Upsides of a Surveillance Society

In 1984, people also weren't always under observation by their telescreen. Actually, they almost never were. What made them "behave" was simply that they didn'T know when they would be.

So just not having a camera "trained on you" every second of your life doesn't make the total surveillance any less invasive. When you cannot tell whether you have privacy, you have none.

Comment: 'bout time! (Score 1) 124

by Opportunist (#49500259) Attached to: Twitter Moves Non-US Accounts To Ireland, and Away From the NSA

The NSA should pay for the information just like everyone else who wants it! A national security letter must not be the crowbar to getting for free what others have to shell out quite a bit of money for. Security and all that, ok, but there's money to be made and a business model to protect!

Huh? Oh, I mean, we protect our customer's privacy! That's the reason!

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