Ben kindly advised me to perhaps post a new topic, as this post was essentially veering - and steering the thread I had originally put it in, off topic. viewtopic.php?f=10&t=10610
so here, I pose the question/statement, again:
I don't get it.
There is general public furore about Big Brother (also occasionally known by any individual, in any country, as 'the Government') having too much information, and being manipulative, intrusive and being able to do things with said information.... Many citizens resist, refuse or just plain defy any moves by the authorities to garner information because they feel that anything revealed might be used against them in some way, manner or means....
the adage 'if you're law-abiding then you have nothing to fear' simply doesn't wash with many people, and in spite of being model, upright and law-abiding people, they still regard any accumulation of personal information with hostility. Identity cards in the UK are still viewed by the public as being a complete infringement of personal privacy, and as such, are no nearer to reality than they were when first suggested.
Yet here we all are, either on this forum, or on FB, revealing countless snippets of information about ourselves....which anybody, anywhere, can find, read, digest and record at any time.
Very few people know anything about me.....