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, The Red Balloon, where after the balloon follows the little boy everywhere, in the end, off he flews with it into the wild blue yonder. 

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!  😉

How To Keep A Secret

This was a saying from the movie, The 2nd, that I liked:

Three people can keep a secret. 

When two are dead!

It’s similar to when you ask someone a question that they don’t want to answer and they say:

I can tell you, but then I’d have to kill you.  

Both of these make a lot of sense, LOL.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

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!  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 

Watch Where You Stick Your Nose

This was an interesting sign:

We love it when you stick you nose in our business…

Gee, I sure hope this isn’t referring to a manure business.  LOL

In short, be careful into what stink you stick you nose in or know when to mind your own business!  😉

(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!  😉


(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)