Call it what you will, but if anyone is watching you, even in a benign manner, that's an invasion of privacy.
I consider any attempt to harvest information without the subject's permission to be akin to slavery.This attitude of 'You gotta watch them people, you can't trust them' is now being applied to ALL people.
You know how people are, they can't be trusted to stay in line. Never know what they're gonna do next. They might not like you, the nebulous watcher, watching them.
After all what do they think they are? Free or something?
So, when presented with the opportunity to sign a petition today, joining other authors in a protest against the digital surveillance we are now under, I signed up.
Didn't check the background of the site, who really owns it, what their manifesto might be. Just put my name on the internet, along with other personal information and was added to the list of known persons. People who don't like being spied upon, no matter who's doing it.
Does this make me a 'person of interest'? Probably not, with the boring life I lead.
I've always liked that phrase, considering that it's used to indicate that someone is under suspicion for an alleged act.
Hell, here I was thinking that they might actually be an interesting person, one with a fascinating background, not some potential criminal type.
IF a 'person of interest' might be a criminal, does that make US, as a nation under surveillance, a 'people of interest'?
Now, I don't know what to think.
Is this what the governing elite want?
Of course not, they want to do your thinking for you.
Just do everything they say and you'll be fine.
They aren't watching you, they're protecting you.
Now, don't worry, be happy.
Remember, what you don't know.....
is none of your business.