Monday, June 13, 2005

Ahhhh! Save me from the internet!!
Ted Koppel is really just so cute. He's all afraid that his personal information—which is apparently stored on something called "computer tape," though I'm not sure that's a term in common usage—will be disclosed to some 3rd party in violation of his privacy.

Well, he may have a point when it comes to banks, like CitiGroup. But honestly, OnStar and TiVo are not mandatory—they are services that allow you to give up some measure of your privacy in order to benefit from some other service. Do we really need government to step in and protect people from such things? If you don't want Dwight at OnStar to know where your vehicle is at all times, then don't buy an OnStar vehicle!


Anonymous said...

Any thoughts about the Downing St. Memo and related documents?

RFTR said...

In the future, Rob, if you have a comment unrelated to any particular post, you can use the email link at the top right of this page.

That being said, here's some food for thought.