As a writer of all things fiction, I cannot help but notice the news articles slowly creeping out from different agencies.
Today we learned that the FCC had been investigating wireless carriers for selling data acquired from its users to third parties. The data just happened to be your location. Where you went and when you went.
Google was already busted for this. Even with the phone in airplane mode, it still captured your every movement. Also, if you climbed stairs or your elevation from getting into and out of a car.
Smart speakers, TV’s and anything connected to the internet could indeed be a spy for the Chinese.
Alexa, Apple, and Google smart devices could very easily be listening to your every word. Even that smart remote could be collecting data for someone.
Information is power. Who benefits most from knowledge? That depends on the information gathered. It is not surprising to me as a writer that I find advertisements for things I just happen to be talking with someone about on the phone. Coincidence?
I had installed security cameras in my home as I travel. One day I happen to notice the camera was not focused on what it was supposed to be but rather a door to the bathroom that I very often leave open. I have since changed companies and cameras.
The American government has grounded Chinese drones used in different services. Wonder why?
While all of this might make excellent fodder for novels like my novel Presidential Assassins the truth of it is, we are probably being spied on.
Do you have a right to privacy?
The laptops, desktops all in one computer’s phones and Alexa units with a screen, have built-in cameras and microphones. Is your image on some server somewhere?
Unless you want to live like Fred Flintstones, using pre-historic birds to deliver your mail, just possibly we need to give up on privacy.
From the porn scanners at the airports to the cameras on every light pole that you see, someone somewhere is watching. With all of these smart devices, someone or something is listening as well.
Your purse or wallet is littered with RFID tracking devices built into your credit cards. As you pass by specific scanners, it would not surprise me in the least for them to be collecting data on which cards you have with you.
Toll tags not only make an easy way for you to pay for roads that your tax dollars might have contributed to, but they also give us that traffic data on the map which can be used for good or for evil.
Who controls the puppet masters?
Those government agencies that are responsible for oversight of entities like this seem just as flawed as the DMV totally bereft of any loyalty of who they work for and who pays them.
As the progressive left lobbies for free this and that I cringe thinking about what it would be like for those that run the post office and the DMV to be in charge of my health, my security, and so on. We saw it with Veterans hospital and that was just the tip of the iceberg.
As the allure of free everything, causes you to think that maybe an old white guy who lies for a living has all the answers, think again. The art of winning the political game is to lie to the masses in an obscure convincing way while blaming the other side for your poor decisions.
History is rife with examples. Millions upon millions die when people like that get into power.
Vote for you who like, just remember, you can vote your way into socialism but, you will need to fight your way out. That will be with real bullets, not sticks and stones. If you are disarmed, prepare to have numbers tattooed on your arms and learn to eat insects for food.
Giving up rights for promised security is foolish, and the stuff of novels much like mine. Read history before that, too is expunged from the records of life. Unless you know what has been, you will repeat it.
Megalomaniacs live in DC and in other ivory towers around the globe. That ass wipes that know better than you have armed guards. They will toss you and yours to the dregs of humanity as those are their useful idiots.
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