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Who's watching you?

Zee Karim

I'm 27 with an open-mind for opinions and strangers. I love everything about words, you can find me curled up with a good book any day and believe it or not I can read and listen at the same time..its called TALENT!

Big brother, so to speak, is everywhere; this I know to be true. A couple of years back I saw a newpaper article that showed how the new street cameras, positioned in streetlights, were used. These cameras are supposed to be used to monitor crime in certain areas. These street cameras can see up to 50 yards and in many cases, right through the windows of unsuspecting individuals. I was shocked and quite surprised. In our homes we feel that we should have privacy but apparently that no longer exist.

Each day we move deeper and deeper into technology and with that progression we have opened ourselves up to living lives that are not so private anymore. This upsets me and I feel that we as citizens of the US have unknowningly signed away our privacy for the sake of being open to technology.

I have a Facebook page, I enjoy social networking and I do not plan on retracting from it.
I have been aware for some time that everything done on the internet is more than likely stored away and never washed away completely. I am not fine with that but I don't want to be left out of the progression of technology; so I oblige.

One of my associates refuses to do anything on the internet that has to do with providing information such as her address, phone number and definitely not her social security number. I often ask her how she feels about not being "in the loop" of technology and her response is always "I will survive". A life without technology is not such a bad idea but if your like me and you don't mind having "big brother" know every move you make, then go right ahead but know that at sometime that may come back and harm you; I'm fully aware of this.

I don't mind the idea of putting info onto the internet but the whole streelight ordeal scares me beyond measure. I'm able to log on and off of the internet sites but if someone is watching my every move daily and especially in my home, I can't and won't live like that.

I do not think invading ones privacy is ever justifiable but in this modern day that can be argued in many ways, I choose to hope that it's not something that is done to harm but rather help, if at all necessary.



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