Your world just got smaller…again!
It is absolutely appalling and stunning, though it should cease to be a surprise to us anymore, how often our privacy is breached! You would think that the last two years would inoculate us to the fact that we are being watched all of the time, but at least for myself…I haven’t gotten used to it.
Since I began to research for one of my last novels, The Elevator, I came across SOO MUCH material that indicated what we knew was always correct…we were being watched. No doubt somewhere, as I type, my keystrokes are being recorded, scanned, and then stored as “metadata” for future reference. Remember the “metadata” that the Federal government informed us was useless, benign information? Remember when they then revealed that, “Well, yes…if we pull it out it becomes “real” data, but we won’t do that.” Man! What a relief! I was totally relaxed about that revelation because I ALWAYS believe what the government tells me. I digress, I was talking about researching for my novel, The Elevator…yes, well it was when I was researching the idea and plot that Snowden dropped his bombshell and then little by little things began to pile up that left me with an uncomfortable feeling.
I heard not to long ago, you can check it with Google or Snopes.com if you wish and get back to me on its veracity – just telling you what I heard. That we are recorded without our knowledge or consent, on average of 150 times per day. That makes me feel safe, to say the least.
Well, let us now add to the discomfort: It has been revealed that a website has hosted approximately 73,000 streaming Private UNSECURE IP Security Cameras (did you get the oxymoron, irony, or paradox?) where the consumer either didn’t care enough or didn’t know enough to change the default password. Check it out for yourself!
If you have IP Security Cameras (Not all security cameras are of the IP [Internet Protocol] variation), then HAVE YOU CHANGED THE PASSWORD!? I recommend you do it…tonight…now…yes…I mean you…that’s it…get up…No quit looking over there…Hey! Your DVR is on the other side of the living room, Silly! Stop…you are getting warm…THERE! By the way…Nice slippers! JUST KIDDING!!!!
And you know me, I wouldn’t be a true author if I didn’t believe in my plot and message. Also, please forgive us indie authors, but we have to do our own marketing…so, please just click on the book link and buy the thing already! THANKS!! 🙂 HONESTLY, though, I DO BELIEVE IN THE CAUSE! Be careful!
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Hope you sleep good after reading about this!