September 13, 2009

Uncle Sam's Mass Control.

Just received these terms of agreement - called "Private policy" which has nothing private about it - from Twitter.

It reads :

" By using our Site you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing" means using cookies on a computer or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By visiting our Site and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the US."

Then under Information and Sharing clause it reads :

" Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Twitter cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Twitter or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. "

Facebook does the same. And I assume so does and Google.

One huge data pool to mass control and filter anyone who sounds "suspect". At the discretion of the sites in question.
So if anyone on Twitter, Facebook or the rest of the "connect" websites, suspects you, then a whole series of procedures will might even end up in one of those secret black sites...

Look at the bright side Yankees. This might solve some of your unemployment problems. You will all be working for your government either as spies or as law enforcement agents.

So much for the greatest democracy on earth. A bad, very bad joke for the 21st century.