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    Default Digital invasion of privacy

    Especially with the photo capabilities of cel phones plus connectivity, are expectations of privacy almost a thing of the past? Where is the line drawn between what someone can expect to be private, and what is more socially acceptable for another person to post?

    Currently there is an incident where a woman who took a photo of a nude "senior" woman while in a locker room at a gym. The photographer then posted the photo on Snapchat, with a mean "body shaming" comment about the woman. The photographer faces a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy.

    LATimes states "Some states have increased the penalties for taking secret images, making it a felony". I wonder what Hawaii's laws and penalties are? In today's camera-at-hand lifestyle (ie cel phone), are we all fair game? Has Hawaii been proactive in protecting the pubic?
    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.

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    Default Re: Digital invasion of privacy

    too few were motivated by Orwell and now anything goes by the slimy Gmt. or any jerkass with a phone, but busting cops, animal / child / elder abusers, dirty diners, and sleazeball politicians helps ease the distress.

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    Privacy ... how about your TV spying on you?

    The Daily Caller reports:
    Vizio, one of the world’s largest manufacturers and sellers of Internet-connected “smart” televisions, is agreeing to pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit after it was accused of secretly collecting customers’ viewing data and personal information. The tech company installed software on its TVs to gather such data on “11 million consumer TVs without consumers’ knowledge or consent,” according to a statement released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which, along with the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General, issued the charges.
    There more:
    Aside from the choice of media, Vizio was also accused of gathering personal data like “sex, age, income, marital status, household size, education level, home ownership, and household value,” according to the FTC press release.
    So why would a TV manufacturer collect such info? $$$, or course!
    Since consumer tendencies are very valuable to other companies and organizations, Vizio would allegedly sell such data to third parties.
    Remember how Gramps thought that the TV was watching you? Maybe Gramps was closer to being right than we thought?

    Now run along and play, but don’t get into trouble.

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    One word: Disconnect
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