So what I think youre trying to get at, and correct me if i'm wronghat you think the calls for regulation of governmental UMA should apply to the private sector UMA as well. I think thats a valid statement. Not just because I believe that rules should apply to everyone; but because, right now, who has more information on the common person: Google or the government? I would argue that either side has equal access to personal, private material.
yes. the problem is organizations like mercatus and the aclu act as if we can simply trust the private sector to not abuse technology, as if the private sector is any better. the government is filled with private sector hacks and vice versa. the same people who will quickly tell you that our representatives are bought and paid for will also attempt to draw a line between the motives of each sector. these think tanks and the aclu are being either incredibly naive or they are purposefully contradicting themselves while hoping that no one notices
Cantrell, this part of the reason why people give you a hard time on here... You don't want to have real discussion, you just want to "win" every "argument", as if there is such a thing on an internet forum...
No one here is really even disputing what you've said...
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i've not been given a hard time by anyone here. tbqh it's actually been p easy
so are you preemptively accusing amazon of violations of privacy?
you're being obtuse. i am absolutely accusing the private sector of invasions of privacy, which is what this entire fuging thread is about. the aclu isn't fighting for amazon and only amazon's right to privately fly drones around the country while seeking to limit the government's; the aclu is fighting on behalf of private drones in general. if the fear is that unmanned drones present a slippery slope to 1984 when big gubmint does it, why is that fear alleviated when the private sector, which does in fact have a history of collecting personal information and sharing it with the government, does it?
placing greater regulation on government drones while fighting for less regulation on private drones is perfectly representative of the ideological nonsense that permeates libertarianism. it isn't about privacy in and of itself; it's simply about privacy from government (but only directly from government; if the government wants to purchase that information from private business, well that's just fine and dandy). when google collects emails, usernames, passwords, browsing histories, etc., it doesn't even fuging register. but when the government obtains that same information, we're literally in nazi germany and white, fedora-clad neckbeards are now the jewish people. when big gubmint flies a drone by your home, it's orwellian dystopia; when big business does it, it's cool and innovative and shouldn't be limited by the heavy hand of government regulation
again, you should really read the article before attempting to spin this topic to an argument you mistakenly believe you can win