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Managing knowledge too dangerous to exist

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Posted By: Hazymac, 4/21/2020 9:43:04 AM

Everyone knows the shootdown of Isoruku Yamamoto relied on the knowledge of his itinerary The P-38s were waiting for him. More recently Hellfire armed drones were ready to receive Qassem Soleimani: "The Americans were waiting for him. Armed with a tip from informants at the airport in the Syrian capital of Damascus, the CIA knew exactly when a jet carrying Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani took off en route to Baghdad. Intelligence from Israel helped confirm the details." Knowledge is power. The Soleimani strike, like Yamamoto's, was made possible by information. The routine of heads of state is sensitive information,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: sanspeur 4/21/2020 10:02:35 AM (No. 386411)
how about the apprx 30? town /city American mayors who gladly accepted chicom “gifts” of drones ? These are to monitor anti-socialists not distancing up to standards . What could go very wrong here?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: bad-hair 4/21/2020 10:18:40 AM (No. 386429)
All contact information to be kept private on CDC computers no doubt. Much like the NSA (no such agency). If you're not doing anything wrong why would you hide? sarcoff
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Reply 3 - Posted by: John C 4/21/2020 10:23:51 AM (No. 386442)
I agree. FTA: Governments are beginning to realize that privacy is a national economic and security asset that must be protected.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Clinger 4/21/2020 10:38:18 AM (No. 386464)
Once upon a time a country was founded on the basis of limiting the power of government. They didn't trust government to have a large standing army and instead they made sure the people were armed to the teeth and ready to put government back in its place. Wonder what they would have thought of the "Patriot Act" and the collection of the NSA database and the concept that government could be trusted not to take a peak for political power? We can't say nobody saw this coming, From Jefferson, Adams Madison to George Orwell we were warned.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 4/21/2020 11:25:52 AM (No. 386540)
Little by little we're learning our lessons, be they from the ChiComs or Facebook and Google. Take a look at Shoshana Zuboff's discussions on Youtube of surveillance capitalism.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 4/21/2020 11:28:09 AM (No. 386549)
I'm thinking really hard about ditching the smart phone and getting a burn phone that will only make calls.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: HotRod 4/21/2020 11:33:38 AM (No. 386563)
Based on past history, everything that comes under the control of the government becomes corrupted eventually. The corruption has always been for the benefit of politicians and bureaucrats. Any benefit for everyone else would be incidental, and not interfere with the government's use.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Luandir 4/21/2020 1:52:52 PM (No. 386734)
The last two paragraphs of this article transcend even the worthwhile topics being discussed here. Highly recommended, on the basis of understanding the fundamental constancy of human nature.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DrOstrow 4/21/2020 2:10:06 PM (No. 386746)
Long ago I worked for a very large wonderful company for many years. The company was usually referred to or named using three letters from the alphabet. Years ago, a dear friend and co worker said that we ( employees of the company ) could all be proud because, as he stated ' we are a part of a relatively small group of people ( about 250K at the time ) who, in the course of a few years had managed to change the entire world forever'. I agreed at the time and still do but now wonder if we changed it for the better. I wish it were possible for him to come back and tell me his opinion of the changes we wrought and how it can and is being used. Ask yourself what the German nazis would or could have done if they had possessed the tracking and recording capabilities we ( governments & others ) have today and then look around you and ponder. Are we really that far from what the nazis would have done ??
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