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Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:16 AM

 

Think about the dystopian scenarios of the government buying our internet histories

and having a super computer compile them into a database according to subject and then using those search trends to run preliminary profiles of potential undocumented immigrants, drug offenders, critics of the administration; or even excessively prosecute dissenters for minor infractions like pirating (perhaps even streaming pirated content) or accidentally viewing pornography where the subjects are underaged (but not in a way that's identifiable), locking political opponents and protest organizers up for innocuous infractions. Local authorities would receive "hit lists" for their counties, free of charge from the fed.

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Reply Think about the dystopian scenarios of the government buying our internet histories (Original post)
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 OP
caroldansen Mar 2017 #1
JTFrog Mar 2017 #2
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 #4
JTFrog Mar 2017 #5
Johnny2X2X Mar 2017 #3
Hoyt Mar 2017 #6
Jonny Appleseed Mar 2017 #7

Response to Jonny Appleseed (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:20 AM

1. That's their whole idea isn't it.

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:22 AM

2. Until what comes around goes around.

 

I think in the next few weeks there are going to be some folks rethinking their votes on this. If they think they are safe because they passed the bill, they got another thing coming. Their data will also be available to the highest bidders.



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Response to JTFrog (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:25 AM

4. They could sign exclusive contracts with the federal government.

 

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:26 AM

5. Doesn't protect them from being hacked.

 

But I still think that the data will go to the highest bidder regardless.

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:22 AM

3. No doubt

This would be the ultimate tool Trump would use to dispatch his enemies and to purge the country of undesirables.

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Response to Jonny Appleseed (Original post)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:43 AM

6. I think they could do that right now.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 31, 2017, 10:49 AM

7. Well the NSA actually sorta does but they only use it for issues of national security and don't

 

Share the data.

I'm worried that Trump will eventually find out what the NSA is.

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