Loss of Privacy

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By now, we’ve all heard and/or read the horrifying story of what happened to Lara Logan. This morning, however, I stumbled across an article criticizing CBS News for sitting on the story for five days.

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The city of Washington, DC already monitors 4,500 CCTV twenty four hours a day from the DHS Joint All-Hazards Operation Center. It now wants to add thousands more in an attempt to blanket the city with cameras in every location possible. The feeds already include the District’s department of transportation and school system and will soon incorporate private businesses and the Metro system.

By bringing feeds from thousands more cameras to the central watching room through links to cameras at businesses such as banks, corner stores and gas stations, the District is joining other big cities like London, New York and Baltimore that in recent years have turned to cameras to fight crime and terrorism. But critics worry the District’s government might be going too far.

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I’m not upset that I deleted my Facebook page. I never really got much out of it and I felt like I was constantly spending time on Facebook just fixing the privacy settings that were always changing. Now comes details that Facebook is planning on invading the privacy of its users further by making available the addresses and phone numbers of users to third party apps and developers.

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It was recently announced that the United States would be releasing a new version of Huckleberry Finn that will omit the words nigger and injun. Naturally, this decision is controversial. When you start down the path of open and blatant censorship, the results are never good. It doesn’t matter what the intentions are. When a small, but vocal, group are allowed to decide what is good for everyone, disastrous results always follow.

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Hundreds of schools have begun monitoring children in the past few year with the United Kingdom intent on stepping up the pace in the new year. Biometrics and CCTV are the most prevalent with many schools in Scotland planning on introducing or expanding schemes in the coming year.

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