Don’t Follow Haters and Liars

I liked this sign:

Truth does not mind being questioned. 

A lie does not like being challenged. 

This seems like truth to me!

People who push an agenda and their propaganda never like to discuss it or answer questions about it. It’s usually prejudice in some way and they just want to ram it down people’s throats. 

Questioning and shedding light on things that don’t seem right is part of our moral and civic duty.  

Of course, the haters and liars would rather that we just accept the falsehoods they are peddling like stupid sheep who blindly follow them down the road to perdition. ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Source Photo: Friend)

Privacy Is Dead

I though this was a fascinating ad for the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).

The little girl hanging onto to the UAV drone.  

Reminds me of the wonderful classic film,ย The Red Balloon,ย where after the balloon follows the little boy everywhere, in the end, off he flews with it into the wild blue yonder.ย 

As much as we all wish privacy wasn’t dead, for the most part, it really is!

Between ubiquitous and persistent satellites, drones, and video cameras, audio and video surveillance, call intercepts and eavesdropping, computer monitoring tools, smartphone location tracking, facial recognition, body implants, and more, let’s just say you are never truly alone. 

For those who continue to dream the impossible dream of privacy, it is a noble endeavor but quite fruitless without either going deep underground or significant legislative and policy changes that can actually be enforced. 

My grandmother used to say that G-d sees everything and she was right. 

These days, others are watching as well!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Someone’s Always Watching

These days someone is always watching.

Whether someone is peering at you from upstairs or around the corner.

Or there is a surveillance camera.

Or someone is recording you on their smartphone. 

You are never really alone. 

And even IF, and that’s a big if, that no one person is watching.

Remember that G-d above still sees everything!  ๐Ÿ˜‰

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

No, It’s Not Fort Knox

Did I just walk into Urgent Care or is this Fort Knox’s repository for gold bullion?


I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many surveillance cameras in one relatively small room that’s not related to national security! 


And there were even more cameras around me–they were freakin everywhere. 


I get that people are afraid and want security, but seriously over a dozen cameras in the entry/waiting room to see a doctor!


Did someone go a little overboard here?


Maybe they had a bad experience, who knows.


Still, this is beyond dystopian and never a private moment shall one have!  ๐Ÿ˜‰


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)