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  #1734906 11-Mar-2017 17:31
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scuwp: I am in the camp that I am willing to lose a bit of privacy for the sake of security. If they want to listen to my boring family conversations, go for it.


Hell, no.  This is (in my opinion) a foolish and dangerous position to take.


It implies a complete trust in government and governmental organisations.  Would you trust 100% of police officers and politicians?  You might be able to trust 95% of them, or 98% of them, but 100%?  And if you can trust 98% of the, can you trust those 98% to have good oversight of the other 2%?  History is littered with examples of state abuse of power that is covered up and exposed later on (and sometimes even apologies for years down the track).


I should not have to justify my private affairs being private to anybody, including any government.


If there is a reasonable suspicion of criminal activity, there are established procedures for gaining warrants for surveillance against specific named people to gather further evidence of their wrongdoing.  That is sufficient.

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  #1734948 11-Mar-2017 18:35
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When these privacy security questions arise I wonder what the Muldoon government would have done if they had the technology we have now during the Springbok tour controversy in early 1980's.

Cell phone tracking, social monitoring, packet sniffing.


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  #1743129 18-Mar-2017 01:14
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It just gets better and better.  Now people's use of sex toys is being tracked.

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  #1745907 22-Mar-2017 15:41
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You guys realise that the documents on wikileaks said there was a potential vulnerability that COULD be exploited in Samsung smart TV's made in 2012-13, but the software to do it had to be loaded onto the TV manually via the USB port. In which case you should be just as worried about listening devices planted literally anywhere in your house.

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  #1746038 22-Mar-2017 20:10
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scuwp: I am in the camp that I am willing to lose a bit of privacy for the sake of security. If they want to listen to my boring family conversations, go for it.




So you'd be happy to remove the curtains in your bathroom and your daughter's bedroom so the government can make sure she's safe at all times?





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