Saturday, December 18, 2010

If You Feel Like You're Being Watched, You Probably Are

Remember the old saying, "Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean nobody's following you"? Well, now, given the many security cameras in stores, RFID tags in clothing, trackers attached to shopping carts, the next time you get that creepy feeling that someone's watching, you'll probably be right.


CCGroovy!!! said...

So very true.

P.S.; No, I do not have any formal ties with the Mardi Gras Indians, simply a love and appreciation for the artistry and culture.

msladydeborah said...

I am not surprised. I do not like the idea of someone tapping into my cellphone while I am shopping to track my movements.

At some point in time, the whole issue of privacy is going to become a major political issue. I am sure that there are people who will rebel against this type of data intake. I certainly plan to be in the midst. TMI is just that and at some people too much is just right damn ugly!

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Deborah, it seems privacy should already be a major political issue. However, when it creeps into political discussions and is sometimes addressed in bills, the issue never seems to pick up steam with ordinary Americans. Especially since 911, it seems Americans are willing to ignore the increasing intrusions. I don't know if people just don't care or if they aren't paying attention. But the right to privacy is a relatively new concept.

Thank you, CCG. There's something about the Mardi Gras Indian culture that fascinates me, too. :-)