but if you have a thought, and you put it on a wire that leads to a public network, you have just given up your right to privacy
not legally, but logically
even if the government was passionate about not snooping on the network in its borders, what of corporations? what of rogue government operatives? what of technically proficient and strangely motivated individuals?
it's a NETWORK, not a closed box in your garage
if you want something private, don't put it on a public network. once it gets out there, it is beyond your control. and you are the person who put it out there. so don't put it out there if it is important for you to keep private
This is truly stupid and an example of missing the point and the mods must be equally stupid unfortunately (well its random right, must be a stupid day).
Here's an apt analogy to correct your feeble pseduothoughts;
When I walk there is always a risk that someone will break my leg with an iron bar. Therefore it is ok if the government organises teams of people to break my leg with an iron bar.
Neither the possibilty of an action (eavesdropping in this case) nor the impossibility of making the action impossible have a moral implication for those perpetrating the action.
Just because some crimes happen doesnt make criminality ok, we police and we punish; except who guards the guards?
See how stupid you are now?
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