William Thien

Government Spying vs. Corporate Espionage

Posted on: June 24, 2013

No doubt revelations about The NSA spying on all of us have a chilling effect, but I can’t help noticing that nobody is paying attention any longer to how corporations spy on us to the same or greater extent as The NSA, trade the information they obtain about us wholesale, and nobody bats an eyelash about that.

William Thien

I have to admit that given the current political climate the matter of the government using The NSA to compile all of our phone records and the collection of all of our credit card transactions, our internet activity, and the impending governmentalization of our medical records, I have to admit the matter is chilling.

But I think it would be unwise to disregard the same behavior by corporations, those corporations that place “cookies” and viruses on your computer to track your internet activity, those companies that monitor your cell phone activity, the trading of information regarding your purchases, and all of your other public activity, all of it, whatever it may be. It is spying, espionage, corporate espionage. As a country we are naturally concerned about what our government has The NSA doing yet we seem almost apathetic about corporations that are doing essentially exactly the same thing.

I believe…

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