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krn 8 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite



"I Don't have anything to hide"

No, but what if your boss does and a friend of the surveillance company decides they wanted your job.

Or, a politician? Friendlier laws for surveillance companies. Or a client of the surveillance companies.


Did you think that you got nothing to hide? Did you ever use a company car? Did you ever use it for private purposes? Do you know that state can reclaim the tax-deduction on that company car if he ever gets to know about this case of tax fraud.

Did you know that facebook,google etc. track your whereabouts?

Did you know, that states, running out of money, tend to buy big tax-avoiders data and pursuit them. (At least in europe) Did you know, that you got nowhere to hide, if one google or facebook employee decides to cash in?


Information is power. And it’s not even always negative as we’ve seen with targeted marketing and fake news. None of those Facebook users being psycho profiles had anything to hide but they were targeted and possibly manipulated. And this is a stage when the science is still primitive!


Yes. Who makes the rules?

There is no safety in trusting government or associated companies.


“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.” - Edward Snowden


So they have a patent on what anyone with a camera and raspberry pi could do (recognize a vehicle plate with OCR)? Terrifying indeed


Palantair supplies tech, agencies use them. How does this make palantair terrifying? As long as the agencies need the tech some company will supply it.

I don't see how Palantair is like Facebook - Facebook acts on it's own


TL;DR: Automatic Number Plate Recognition is a thing. Police use it.

Apparently that makes Palantir terrifying...




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