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Technological Dependence And The End Of Freedom

By Patrick follow Patrick   2019 Jul 9, 4:42am 367 views   4 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share

In my time on this earth I have had the privilege and suffered the pain of watching the digital age come to fruition. I've witnessed the creation of the home computer, the birth of the internet, the proliferation of cellular technology, and now the spread of “artificial intelligence” and 5G. I have also seen the decay of an entire generation of millennials into uselessness and despondency, lacking any practical skills of production or survival and completely reliant on digital technology for everything, including building up illusions of friendship and intimacy. I have witnessed the pussification of America. ...

We have seen some of this exposed recently with controversies over Amazon's Alexa tech, which is essentially a large and sensitive listening device which people pay for with their own money and voluntarily place in the middle of their homes. Amazon has been caught on multiple occasions collecting vast amounts of data from their Alexa network, including recordings of customer conversations which employees and even the government then have access to. ...

Privacy is the foundation of freedom. All tyranny relies first on the invasion of privacy and the removal of private spaces. The 4th Amendment exists for a very good reason. The argument that “if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear” is a very foolish one. Governments are commonly made up of fallible people who are often corrupt or psychopathic, but frankly NO ONE has the objectivity and wisdom necessary to oversee the private actions and conversations of millions of citizens and then judge them fairly. Politicians and bureaucrats are the least qualified and yet we give them the most power to oversee our lives, all in the name of technological convenience.

At this point, probably half of all web pages views are tracked by Google via embedded javascript which you didn't ask for, building up a huge dossier which can be used against you at any time.
1   NuttBoxer   ignore (2)   2019 Jul 9, 7:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Me: TOR. No cellphone, no FB, no gmail.

It's not technology, it's stupidity and lack of personal responsibility.
2   NoCoupForYou   ignore (5)   2019 Jul 9, 8:09am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Last night something really bothered me; Google locked me out of an old gmail account I haven't used in years, because I was searching for uh... pictures that might have been on there from my single days a decade ago.

So check this out... I browsed and realized I had years of spam emails. So I searched for "ass" in the searchbox and BOOM! it locked me out of this old account - Suspicious activity. So Google is definitely interested in searches you do inside your own email account.

The real scary part is when they showed me 3 devices I own - all of which were purchased/used long, long after I last accessed this email (these devices didn't even exist then) and asked me which one to attach to my record.

That means they know this account is attached somehow to my other email accounts, despite me not using the account in question for years.
3   Hircus   ignore (0)   2019 Jul 10, 7:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

HonkpilledMaster says
That means they know this account is attached somehow to my other email accounts, despite me not using the account in question for years.

I'm not sure how they link, but it may be via a recovery email you chose, or maybe you had an android phone and signed into multiple email accounts from the same device at the same time (easy to do). I do this, and imagine they would see it as a link between email accounts.
4   HEYYOU   ignore (46)   2019 Jul 11, 12:59am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Electing Democrats & Republicans would surely be FREEDOM!

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