If you appreciate privacy, anonymity and safety, you are in the wrong universe.
by Daisy Luther
February 15, 2012
What if there was a little box that could be placed in your home that could…..
…. track every Google search that you ran?
…. see who you email?
…. see from whom you receive emails?
…. watch your keystrokes to learn all your passwords?
…. turn on a camera and watch you at any given time?
…. gather information about your likes, dislikes, political affiliations and religious beliefs?
…. dispense all of the above personal data to fusion centers, whose only purpose is to put together profiles of you and your family?
As it turns out, there is such a box, and if you are reading this, you’re on it right now. You not only voluntarily brought this device into your home, you paid good money for it. Your computer is spying on you.
The home computer is bar none the greatest information sharing device ever created. We can study anything our little hearts desire. We can meet other people anywhere on the globe who have similar interests to us. We can be kept constantly up to date with news, communication with friends and family and updates to our inboxes about myriad topics.
Unfortunately there is a dark side to having a home computer. A home computer means that someone else could have constant access to us.