Privacy Invasion...?

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Real Estate Agent with Platinum Realty, LLC KS# BR00012805

Do you feel your privacy is being invaded?Digital Camera

With so many developments since 9/11 there is definitely a reason for us to do what we can to protect ourselves, yet we must also give up some things.  Living in the digital world has provided many benefits that can be taken for granted.  One such technology benefit is the digital camera.

Camera's are everywhere today.  If you are in London, I heard there is one digital camera for every six people who live in London.  New York also is placing camera's in many areas of the city to help protect us.  Everywhere you go; stores, malls, businesses, there are camera's taking pictures of you and your face. 

Are these pictures then stored for viewing later?  If so, how long are they kept?  Are they then stored in a database that is part of an even bigger organization that stores this information for later use?  Who will be allowed to tap into this database?  Will it be used for our good?  Will this database then be connected with our private information, address, phone, date of birth, social security number, credit history, etc...?

What is the trade off for our convenience and safety?  Experts say this information is crucial for the ability to track and trace people.  Those who could be terrorists, criminals, etc...  But then, there are web sites like MySpace and Facebook that provide a social network to connect with friends and strangers.  The youth of today seem to accept this as a part of their life.  Those of us who are older tend to be more cautious.  What is the next step?

So what do you think?  How will this digital world change our lives?

David L. Britt, MBA
Olathe, Kansas
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Comments (12)

Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
David - Privacy no longer exist.   I agree with you I don't like it but like the younger generation I have learned to accept it.  Next will be chips implanted under our skin to track our every move or make a quick medical diagnosis. It is scary.
Sep 18, 2007 03:36 PM
David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
MBA
Jennifer, scary it oh so true!  I don't want to see that day of the implants!
Sep 18, 2007 04:27 PM
Ilyce N. Powell
Financial Revitalize - Baltimore, MD
CMPS- Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist
I think it's really easy to split hairs on the "costs" versus the benefits of such technological advances. Persoally, I love it. But provlems enter in with those who are too power-hungry and/or irresponsible.
Sep 18, 2007 04:48 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
David, you may not agree with me, but in Britain CCTV cameras are everywhere and you get use to their presence. After 9-11 I'm surprised we don't have more installed and think our government should take a cue. After the London bus bombing, authorities had images of the culprits immediately. My daughter was in her dorm at Virginia Tech on April 16. IMHO, cameras in hallways would have made a difference that day. I consider whatever the cost well worth it.
Sep 18, 2007 11:31 PM
Arina Hanciulescu
RealtyPros - Las Vegas, NV
RealtyPros
David, We lost our privacy long time ago and I think that this is only the beginning... more to come. We have to reinvent ourselves and our life style.
Sep 23, 2007 06:19 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

David:  The absolutely last thing I want... is a computer chip implanted under my skin... that allows George W. Bush and friends to keep track of my buying habits, what gas stations I shop at, my eating habits, or anything else.  When we give up a bit of freedom to gain a little bit more safety... we usually end up with NEITHER !

Sep 23, 2007 06:24 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Debbie:  This may not be wise of me... but I would much more trust the British than I would people like Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Gonzalez, Rove, Keyes, Romney, Huckabee, or any of those other wing-nuts.
Sep 23, 2007 06:29 PM
David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
MBA

Ilyce, there are always give and takes with our liberties!

Debbie, everyone has a right to their opinion and view, we must all learn to work together!

Arina, reinvent and resolve, all are challenges!

Karen, I Absolutely agree with not wanting any chip in my forehead or on my right hand.  I don't care who is in the white house, that is not the direction I seek, Read Revelations regarding the last days and the mark of the beast.  Talks directly about the mark on the forehead or the right hand.

 

Sep 29, 2007 09:03 AM
Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Baxter, MN
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
David, since I have read Revelations and prophecies on end times - I do know what you are talking about & unfortunately one day so will all those would ignore,  deny, or make fun of truth.
Sep 29, 2007 03:15 PM
Anonymous
Diane Cipa

Concerned about privacy?  Think about all of your personal information being gathered by the title underwriters and being offered for sale.

Read about it here on Radical Title Talk.

Oct 07, 2007 11:00 AM
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David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
MBA
Kathleen, you do know what I was talking about, nice to know others can read between the lines!  Thanks for commenting!
Oct 08, 2007 02:43 PM
David L. Britt
Platinum Realty, LLC - Olathe, KS
MBA
Diane, so much information that we don't even know about is gathered from us and used against us.  It's really getting interesting!
Oct 08, 2007 02:44 PM