« Enhance Your Life! |
| Say What? »
Posted on June 12, 2013 12:26 AM
Their IS no home security without privacy. Once a tyrannical state knows your every move, they can come up with any excuse to lock you away. The NKVD under Genrikh Yagoda, Nikolai Yezhov, and Lavrenti Beria depended primarily upon human informants - "stukachi" - for information about "enemies of the State". Now our own phones and computers, at home, at work, and on our very persons, are being used to betray us.
June 12, 2013 9:31 AM
June 12, 2013 09:31
So...do you agree or disagree with the cartoon's point (NSA claims of anti-terrorism measures is actually dire destruction of privacy)?
John Cox |
June 12, 2013 10:24 AM
June 12, 2013 10:24
I agree with the cartoon's point of the dire destruction of privacy. And as to one apologist's argument that all the NSA did was collect "metadata", well, Sun Microsystems engineer, Susan Landau, argued that metadata can reveal a lot more than a mere wiretap. Ms. Landau said that "The public doesn’t understand.(Metadata is) much more intrusive than content.” By revealing who you called, from where you called, and when, the government can gain a lot more proprietary information about you and the people you called than from the mere content of a call. Beria, Yezhov, Yagoda, and "Iron Feliks" Dzerzhinsky (head of the Cheka) would be so jealous of the NSA's capabilities.
June 12, 2013 7:10 PM
June 12, 2013 19:10
Disturbing image. How did a guy who didn't have a boat end up in the middle of a dismal swamp--more than a mile away from his car--with clean, dry shoes--including the soles?
Secure the borders, enforce immigration laws, prohibit the immigration of terrorists, & boot out the ones here. Eliminates the need for dragnet monitoring/control... or a never-ending chain of amnesty bills.
June 12, 2013 9:30 PM
June 12, 2013 21:30
Having worked for NSA as an analyst while in the service, a whole lot of "little things" can tell you quite a lot of big things.
June 13, 2013 12:11 AM
June 13, 2013 00:11
John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.
This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on June 12, 2013 12:26 AM.
The previous post in this blog was Enhance Your Life!.
The next post in this blog is Say What?.
Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.