YOU CANNOT POST. OUR WEB HOSTING COMPANY DECIDED TO MOVE THE SERVER TO ANOTHER LOCATION. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU CAN VIEW THIS VERSION WHICH DOES NOT ALLOW POSTING AND WILL NOT SAVE ANYTHING YOU DO ONCE THE OTHER SERVER GOES ONLINE.

Publicity - or Privacy? - Page 2 - Dhamma Wheel

Publicity - or Privacy?

Casual discussion amongst spiritual friends.
User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 10648
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:59 am

Image




chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby chownah » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:00 am


User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 10648
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:07 am

Those are all several decades old.

People are not being hauled off to concentration camps by race, etc. And yes, there is still some discrimination, but I don't think FB info will lead to that (not in this day and age anyway).
Image




User avatar
retrofuturist
Site Admin
Posts: 17855
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:52 pm
Location: Melbourne, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Dec 15, 2011 4:34 am

Agreed.

In fact, looked at from the other side of the coin, the "transparency" of world events offered by the Internet makes maintaining secrecy over atrocities far more difficult too.

Metta,
Retro. :)
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

danieLion
Posts: 1947
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby danieLion » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:23 am


User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Kim OHara » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:50 am


User avatar
Monkey Mind
Posts: 538
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:08 am

Facebook... what a mixed bag. Pros: Old friends I lost contact with years ago, now found again. Several members of the monastic community post regular teachings on Facebook. And I have greatly enjoyed the Uposatha Observance club. Cons: I try to set my privacy settings to the highest level of privacy, but several times Facebook changed the rules without notifying me. When I installed the Facebook app to my iPhone, it downloaded my entire list of contacts without my permission. And now we know that Facebook records all of the websites you visit, and transmits this data back to them. This information is sold to advertisers. I don't trust Facebook.

On another internet forum I used my real name, and reaped immeasurable hell from an internet stalker. A friend of mine, her stalker was able to find her (unlisted) address from her name and a photograph posted on the internet, and some scary personalized intimidation ensued.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

User avatar
Monkey Mind
Posts: 538
Joined: Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:56 pm
Location: Pacific Northwest, USA

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:15 am

I am also concerned about people or special interests groups using the internet to rewrite history. If one posts falsified information on the internet in enough places, the misinformation starts to bubble to the top of the Google search, and an unknowing population accepts the information as fact.
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710

danieLion
Posts: 1947
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby danieLion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:37 am


danieLion
Posts: 1947
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby danieLion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 8:55 am


danieLion
Posts: 1947
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby danieLion » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:46 am


User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Kim OHara » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:35 am


chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby chownah » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:46 pm

"The man in the suit has just bought a new car on the profits he made off your dreams"
Traffic (Low Spark of High Heeled Boys)

Occupy FB.....it's a big funnel to channel money to the one percent.
chownah

danieLion
Posts: 1947
Joined: Wed May 25, 2011 4:49 am

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby danieLion » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:42 am


User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:03 am


User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:08 am


User avatar
mikenz66
Posts: 14947
Joined: Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:37 am
Location: New Zealand

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby mikenz66 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:33 am

Hmm, yes, China,

I (and my grad student, particularly :() noticed that Facebook was (silently, as in time-out) blocked in China when we were there a few weeks ago. No problem with DhammaWheel... :)....

:anjali:
Mike

chownah
Posts: 6161
Joined: Wed Aug 12, 2009 2:19 pm

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby chownah » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:53 am

From Slashdot:
http://hardware.slashdot.org/story/11/1 ... ig-brother

Coming Soon: Ubiquitous Long-Term Surveillance From Big Brother

"As the price of digital storage drops and the technology to tap electronic communication improves, authoritarian governments will soon be able to perform retroactive surveillance on anyone within their borders, according to a Brookings Institute report. These regimes will store every phone call, instant message, email, social media interaction, text message, movements of people and vehicles and public surveillance video and mine it at their leisure, according to 'Recording Everything: Digital Storage as an Enabler of Authoritarian Government,' written by John Villaseno, a senior fellow at Brookings and a professor of electrical engineering at UCLA."

Here's the link to the Villaseno article at Brookings:
http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/ ... asenor.pdf

It's an informative article whichever side of the arguement you are on.
chownah

User avatar
Kim OHara
Posts: 4346
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:47 am
Location: North Queensland, Australia

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby Kim OHara » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:24 pm


User avatar
David N. Snyder
Site Admin
Posts: 10648
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:15 am
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Contact:

Re: Publicity - or Privacy?

Postby David N. Snyder » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:57 pm

Image





Return to “Lounge”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 16 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine