Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Recent and proposed changes to Facebook's information sharing policies have Senators Franken (D-MN) and Schumer (D-NY) a little irritated. They've penned a letter, along with Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Mark Begich (D-AK), asking Facebook to reconsider their new opt-out procedure, and to take further steps to keep user's personal details, such as their interests and friend lists, private unless they chose to share them.
We have these massive protests in this country about alleged authoritarian tendencies that we are going to have some kind of — inside the Obama/Hitler stuff — the idea that the government is encroaching too much in our lives.
And now all of the sudden, we have by pretty much the same people, demanding that we set up a system that will turn us into one of those apocryphal foreign authoritarian regimes where the police are saying hand over your papers, right? A world where you constantly have to prove who you are. And yes, it will be racial profiling but who knows what else?
He has a point, either you are for giving more power to the state to control people's lives are you aren't.
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