Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Will private information be private anymore?

Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 4:34 PM
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  • I heard about plans for this last year or so on the Michael Savage show. That way they can track everything that you do and try to stop people from doctor shopping.

    The HUGE problem that I see is that the information will be available on a computer system that is able to be viewed by anyone. If hackers can break down almost any site, including the Pentagon, Playstation, Apple. What is going to prevent them from hacking into the medical files where it will have everything that belongs to you. It will be the easiest way to commit identity theft. And another way for the one-pay system.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 11:26 AM
  • I wonder just what they do have going to keep tabs on all of us. History has shown that by the time these things go public that they have been around and tested a long time. This technology is more likely than not old and near out dated.

    We bought a xbox 360 Kenect for our grand kids, it's really neat,the way it will scan over you and can then recognize you next time you play. It makes it possible for the cousins from different states to play each other and see the others as they play. But if you let your imagination take over, the little camera that is connected to it could really could make it possible for outsiders to view what is going on on your home with out even your knowledge. Reminds me of people who used to say their TV's were watching them years ago and were labeled as crazy........ I guess my point is there is no way we will ever know just how much they know about us ir how invasive they are in our personal lives. Even our cell phone come preset with GPS that we can use to track the whereabouts of the user. With every new and improved techie gadget we lose more and more of privacy.

    -- Posted by wonderwhy on Thu, Jul 21, 2011, at 2:58 PM
  • I have had my identity stolen before, but it was practically given to the person by one of my ex-employers. I had to deal with the IRS and everything since there was money being made but taxes weren't being paid. (It was an illegal who was using my SS# to be able to work). I have also had family members that I no longer speak to use my personal information to order things and not pay for them.

    As for being tracked where ever you go... it happens every day. Everything you do, you are leaving a trail. Only those who like to be "unplugged" can stay hidden. I am one who likes to be "unplugged" most of the time. I don't have a car, but if I did, it would not be a new one. I don't like the idea that someone can just type up on the computer and find out where I am at all times. I rarely use my cell phone, which is a prepaid. It stays off unless I need it.

    There are ways to stay hidden off of the grid, you just have to know how. I will admit that my children and I were able to stay hidden from some people for about 4 years. The only way we were found was because we were out shopping and they happened to see us and apparently followed us to find out where we live. But they tried pulling my credit, running police reports, etc. But since I pay for everything I need in cash, and don't have a bank account, my credit report doesn't get touched. And I don't get in any trouble, so the police report didn't do them any good either. And I don't use my real name online, so I didn't leave a trail anywhere.

    But back to the story at hand, technology has developed so much, we no longer truly have any privacy unless you are not on the grid. If you go to a walk-in clinic and pay cash, you could possibly stay anonymous but any time you use a bank, a credit card, a thumb print, then you are being tracked.

    -- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Jul 26, 2011, at 6:55 AM
  • Sure wish I could find some of the thinks I WANT to locate.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Aug 7, 2011, at 7:47 AM
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