Should we give up on privacy?

Assume that everything you type will be on the front page of the NY Times, so type wisely. Emails, texts, even snapchat instant deleted photos can/will come back to haunt you.

Fighting this seems pointless.

In facing this onslaught Sun Tzu would have suggested retreat and avoidance, but that’s not an option in today’s technological driven world.

I am writing this on a Macbook Pro with a camera pointed right at me. I’m pretty sure it’s not on, but with every passing day, I wonder a bit more about it. But at least I know about this.

What I didn’t know until recently was…

that Samsung has started recording what we say in our living room. Their privacy statement says, “Please be aware that if your spoken words include personal or other sensitive information, that information will be among the data captured and transmitted to a third party through your use of Voice Recognition.”

I have been yelling at the television, especially during certain athletic and political events, for years. Who knew someone was listing?

At least I no longer have to hear my wife say, “You know they can’t hear you.” They can hear me and I have something to say…

If your listening Samsung, “(expletive deleted)!”

Should we give up?

NO!

But, sadly, surrender seems to be the only viable plan.

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