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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:24 AM

Romney video shows collapse of private spaces

Mitt Romney’s mistake in speaking bluntly at a May fundraiser was not only in the words he spoke but also in failing to anticipate the ears they might reach. An audience that looked like an exclusive group of Republican donors this week multiplied — thanks to the pervasiveness of video technology — to the entire world.

Rapidly changing technology is shrinking traditional zones of privacy faster than most people can adjust, and the future looks no easier to navigate. Some technology companies are creating “wearable devices” that put video cameras in eyewear and watches. Others promote “frictionless sharing” of user locations, reading lists and music choices.

Campaigns desperate to prevent embarrassing video and audio snippets already are confiscating smartphones at closed-door events. But they have largely been overmatched, as time and again moments intended to be kept secret have turned up on the Internet.

“There is a total collapse of the notion of private space,” said Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, a top adviser to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign in 2008. “Increasingly, politicians who say one thing behind closed doors and another to the public get caught doing it.”

full: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/romney-video-shows-collapse-of-private-spaces/2012/09/18/e3b4313c-01ba-11e2-b260-32f4a8db9b7e_singlePage.html

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 01:53 AM

1. poor rich people. their private spaces and conversations

are being recorded by the little people.
well, with the amount of our money the uber-class has spent on spy technology to watch us, its about time.
of course, under romney's economic plan, the help won't be able to afford recording technology anymore.
then life will be good again.

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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:11 AM

2. Political Leaders true masters become known?!?!

 

It can be the only beginning of awakening that will lead to real change.

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Wed Sep 19, 2012, 02:17 AM

3. This is a great thing. The more we know about what a candidate really thinks,

The more informed our votes will be.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Sep 19, 2012, 03:38 AM

4. In my opinion ANY speech given by a candidate should be open to the public

Or if it is a dollar amount dinner, or such, should be open to any press

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