Am I the only person who couldn't care less if the government was listening in on me
@Lisa Ann, nope, I'm ok with it, too.
@Lisa Ann, well when youre a famous porn star i guess you nothing to keep private any more
@Lisa Ann, They are more scared of me than I am of them.
@Lisa Ann, I'm not a terrorist so why would I care?
@DisfunctionalJacket, because you have a constitutional implied right to privacy (well, sort of still up for debate), and these devices in your home listening to you all the time are in direct violation of that. If you bought one yourself I guess that's you waving your right to privacy but even if conversation is innocuous I still want to keep my personal life private
@Lisa Ann, I don't care much about it too but here's a good counter argument. Think about the resource it takes to monitor every single home. All that expenditure in the government's control means they will surely over spend. Why dedicate so much time and effort to something as menial as listening to everyone
@Captain Anderson, I seriously can't understand how people are ok with being spied on. Even if you have nothing to hide, you shouldn't be ok your rights being taken away. The government, or more correctly the politicians, want more power. They always have and will. People that get power want to keep it and gain more. It's up to the common people to keep them in check. Being ok with them spying on you is not the way to do that. Companies tracking your browser data so they can send targeted ads to you for "convenience", or the government spying on you for "your safety". We should not be so compliant. We should not be ok with this.
You should be able to trust your government, yes. But the government is still made up of humans. And we all know how flawed humans are. Do not give them blind faith. And you DEFINITELY shouldn't trust corporations. Swaths of them have demonstrated time and time again that they don't care about you. They only want your money.
@Weird Porn Stash, Don't give them an inch, because they'll end up taking a mile.
@Lisa Ann, interesting that people will not give up their right to own guns but will quite happily give up their right to privacy...
@Captain Anderson, your cell phone is always being monitored as is everything else you could possibly put information into. There is nothing the government couldnt access if they wanted to hear your conversations hell they just passed a bill stating that it was perfectly legal for websites and internet providers to sell your activity. This one thing isn't the only thing listening to you.
@Aaron Leibowitz, and are you ok with that?
@Weird Porn Stash, see my comment to Captain Anderson
@Captain Anderson, i wasn't saying that but there is literally nothing we can do about it. Our right to privacy has been gone since the introduction of the patriot act
@Lisa Ann, Not fussed about the government, but Amazon? I get enough spam from them about stuff I looked up on their app - last thing o need is them going "hey! We heard you say you like waffles yesterday, so here are 27 waffle makers available to buy now!"
@Aaron Leibowitz, And? The fact that they are already doing it just shows why people should care.
@Weird Porn Stash, And we're supposed to... What, exactly? I mean, at this point they've already been collecting enough incidental data that it'd take them literal centuries to sort through all of it. You think each individual in the US has a quantum computer assigned to them, sifting through every byte of data that gets passed through every device they're connected to?
The difference between passive monitoring for keywords/patterns/connections is orders of magnitude different than active surveillance, and any reasoned individual should know that.
Don't get me wrong, I hate tracking cookie based ads as much as the next guy, which is why I have extensions to block them. Not difficult. But with the stuff already released about the CIA's domestic spyware, there's nothing active we can do except stop using electronics entirely. Have fun with that.
@chattoyalater , because they are two completely different things. I understand the day and age we live in. I have nothing to hide. If someone listened in on my conversations they'd here me ask what's for dinner, are you done in the bathroom yet, and laughing at whatever show I'm watching. If someone really wanted to hack me and see all of that they'd be very bored. However, I have every right and determination to protect my family, myself, and my property. Listen to me all you want when the HomePod comes out in December. But step through my front door uninvited and you'll be listening to the sound of a .40 cal leaving the chamber. #Merica
@HiroAntagonist, Bring attention to it. Get enough people to see it and why it's bad. If enough people are against it, then at the very least, politicians will have to think twice before trampling over more rights.
Vote for people that at least say they won't violate privacy, talk with friends and family about it. There will always be things you can do. The whole idea that we're powerless so that no one even bothers to try is how things get so bad.
@Weird Porn Stash, That's not my point. It doesn't matter what the politicians say. They can claim they won't do it all they want. The policy already said "no domestic spying" and yet there was all kinds of domestic spying going on, despite many politicians saying "this is bad!"
Add Five Eyes to that. America (allegedly) can't spy on Americans, but Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand can, then they can give that information to the US, just like the US can do for them.
It's already done. We could fill every branch of government with people against government spying, but that a) wouldn't necessarily stop it, and b) wouldn't destroy what's already been done.
Alarmism serves no one. Trump should be a lesson in that. Passive monitoring is far different than active surveillance. So there's no need to Trump out over the whole thing.
YouTube is down! The end times are near!
@beer bong, I was wondering if it was just my wifi or something. Thank you for clearing that up for me good sir/madam
@beer bong, Where's Grimgor to kick whoever caused this in the nuts?
@beer bong, I watched a Ricky Berwick video and the comments didn't load. I refreshed the page and then I got the problem.
This is terrifying.
@OrphanCrippler44, I don't know if it was fixed but mine is working.
@beer bong, deep breath, it's back up
Am I the victim, or is it the NSA agents having to sift through my internet history?
Me: "hey wire tap play interracial midget porn, dim the lights, and bring me my lotion"
NSA: "oh god, not again, please not again"