[FoRK] Fwd: [ PFIR ] Google announces opt-out for wi-fi location database, but beware of possible side effects
Gregory Alan Bolcer
greg at bolcer.org
Wed Nov 16 08:26:13 PST 2011
What's the point? They already have everything right? Long ago I had
a debate with a colleague at UCI about government tracking and privacy.
I let the cat out of the box and told him that the FBI keeps a file on
every single US citizen in the country. He didn't believe me, so I
told him to file a FOIA request for his FBI file and they'd open one up
on him with exactly one document--the FOIA request. He didn't think
it was fair that the act of observation (in this case verification)
influenced the result.
On 11/16/2011 8:18 AM, Stephen Williams wrote:
> If you're concerned enough about MAC addresses, rotate them to random
> values at any frequency want. You might have to run Linux everywhere
> to do it (haven't cared whether you can change that level elsewhere),
> but that is a small price to pay to avoid monitoring by the G-man
> (Google? Government? Oooh, they're the same! This is what those
> movies in the 50's were warning us about!)
> Just make sure you complete the security measures: Never leave the
> house or be seen through a window without face covering. Disguise
> your biometric signature (good luck appearing smaller, lighter, and
> with a different gait). Don't use the same vehicles with any
> associatable ID. Stay at a different location every night. Travel to
> a different location for work every day. Good luck.
> In the one hour a day you have left, try to do something useful.
> Without a traceable IP address or writing or coding style. With
> untraceable funds.
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