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Old 11-06-2014, 07:38 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by sengsational View Post
Yeah, but the words I write here can be part of my intentional crafting of my public persona (I'm really a 16 year old girl, but everyone here thinks I'm a 55 year old man). I don't think you'd be able to make that substitution with a TV that's doing audio and video recordings of you.
Perhaps, but I can promise that data is being collected from this site, other sites you're on, emails, searches, they are all going to be connected. It won't be too long that the public (you know google can do it now) will be able to search your username and it will just connect all the dots. It's going to doubt about it. The ONLY way to stay 100% anonymous on the internet is to stay off of it 100% of the time.

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Old 11-07-2014, 02:16 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by W2R View Post
I wonder if younger folks, like Millenials for example, even understand privacy and why we value it so. They have grown up in a different world.
Mostly those born after 2000 seem to have a very different experience. I'm a borderline 'millenial', highly value my privacy. Others not so much. It doesn't seem to differ much from my parents. E.g. Mom doesn't care about privacy ("I have nothing to hide"), Dad is paranoia (removed the house from google street view for example).

It is harder for young ones to escape parental and government supervision though, but many (most?) actually welcome that: help is just a click away. Sacrificing liberty for safety (sound familiar ).

My grandfather apparently redid his first year at university without his parents knowing. The current kids can't jaywalk without a text message arriving at their parents.

What I think will happen is that the rebels and privacy-lovers of previous generations will still be there in new generations, they'll just navigate the waters differently and there will be fewer of them. Hopefully those few are enough to protect us all.

Alternatively that group might go increasingly to the outer fringes of society. Out of the cities, out of internet sight, away from the banking system etc ..

Or they will self-organize and establish new rules in their own community, or move to other communities. The EU for example (certainly Germany) is much more aware of what privacy is worth then the US it seems (on a macro-level). Much of that has to do with the secret police experiences of the 1980s in eastern Europe (Stasi for example).

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A somewhat more positive article:

'Smart' living gets real as connectivity rates rise |

Developers at the Dublin Web Summit, one of Europe's biggest technology conferences, said interlinkage between people, their homes and their devices were opening up new frontiers.

One of the focus areas at the Web Summit was on how people, objects and devices can become connected in what the tech industry is calling the "Internet of Things".

"We're trying to connect 99 percent of things, not only physical things such as street lights but people and even animals to transform lives and improve businesses," Wei Zou, technical marketing engineer with Cisco, told AFP.

On a larger scale, Cisco hopes the growth in connectivity will improve medical care by developing systems for hospitals, such as allowing paramedics to feed patient information back automatically while an ambulance is in transit, so hospitals can be prepared.

It also hopes to reduce the demand for resources by allowing patients to connect with doctors remotely. "Some people with medical conditions do not need to go to the hospital, they can use digital media to provide the doctors with diagnostics remotely and automatically," Zou said.
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Old 11-07-2014, 09:41 AM   #24
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So here's a website with streaming video from people who just leave default passwords in place on their cameras.

A creepy website is streaming from 73,000 cameras; some in the bedroom - Neowin
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I've heard that some of these fancy new light bulbs that change color using a wifi connection to an app or computer have very poor security protocols and are a potential way into a system.

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