Are we losing our privacy
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This question has been on my mind since a long time. I for one feel that we are losing our privacy rather quickly and would like to hear arguments that counter it.
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Round 1- I would like to hear my contenders remarks on the topic.
Round 2 & 3-The Debate
Round 4 - Closing Statements
As far back as 1890, Louis D. Brandeis and Samuel D. Warren warned of the dangers that technology posed for privacy: "Instantaneous photographs and newspaper enterprise have invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life; and numerous mechanical devices threaten to make good the prediction that ‘what is whispered in the closet shall be proclaimed from the house-tops'."
For example you get an embarrassing photo taken at a party. A decade ago, there would have been an assumption that it might be circulated among friends. But now the assumption is that it may well end up on the internet and be viewed by strangers. It is not only you but also your friends & colleagues who may upload such information with or without your consent. Many times there isn't an option to customize your privacy settings on networking sites.There are also various companies which keep vast databases of their customers many a times without the consent or knowledge of the user.
let me give 3 examples to show how insecurity has led the breach of Privacy.
1.The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone's microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.
The technique is called a "roving bug". This leads to all kinds of questions about privilege (you know, lawyer/client - doctor/patient - husband/wife, stuff like that) and the potential abuses.
2.Next we have security screening at airports. The TSA has just given me another reason to hate airports. I love to fly, but hate getting to the plane. It is the part about being treated guilty until proving yourself innocent that gets my goat.
They have gone a step ahead with the 360 degree x-ray scanner.which basically reveals everything but in blue.So, who wants to bet on who gets randomly screened the most - Busty babes, or men of Middle Eastern decent between the ages of 20 and 35? My money is on the babes.
3.Surveillance cams an be misused & pose a threat to privacy.
We have observed what happens when societies turn to inappropriate intrusion into private life, into concentrating on
security and intelligence, into making every third person into a spy on everyone from their own family to those that
they work and live amongst. We saw it on the other side of the Iron Curtain. And it didn't work there because the
human spirit realized there was a better way of conducting our societies, one that does not protect us from every single risk, one that has required us to take responsibility and some courage, but one through which the human
spirit survives and indeed thrives. It is not about reducing any of our human expectations. raising our game and raising our respect for humanity and human rights and, through�that,�raisin
Bigizzle93, the discussion you started about "Are people responsible for the loss of their own privacy" is a good debatable topic.
Hopefully we will have time to discuss it in another debate.
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