It’s nobody’s business who I talk to on the phone – or even what phone numbers are called from my phone. For the government to collect this information is a gross invasion of my privacy.
In my job, I am required – under regulations enacted since 9/11 – to have a background check and a psychological profile questionnaire every three years. I don’t have problem with that. It’s a condition of my continued employment, just like random drug screenings. I don’t have problems with collecting information associated with the phone calls that I make from my office phone – even private ones – because the phone is not a private phone. (However, I do have problem with the government collecting information on calls made from the phones of businesses, but that’s another situation).
The federal government has absolutely no reason to be collecting any information on me beyond what’s necessary for taxes, the homeland security background check for my job, and social security and Medicare. I don’t have any connections to any threat to the national interest. I don’t make any phone calls outside of this country, let alone phone calls to Al Qaeda.
I’ve never been a fan of George Bush. With this newest revelation of unconstitutional activities by this administration, my view of him has reached yet another low.
3 Responses to “Invasion of My Privacy”
- Jenn Says:
May 22nd, 2006 at 12:00 pm So sorry you were mis-informed. If the “story” is even true, given the fact that the phone companies deny it, they weren’t looking at your personal calls, they were looking for patterns. You know, because terrorists will hardly send a memo to the government to let them know when and where they are making calls.
- durante vita Says:
June 21st, 2006 at 6:46 pm The entry is old, but I concur.
I too have never been a fan of President Bush, and I bet I never will be.
- new illuminati Says:
June 24th, 2006 at 9:37 am This is what happens when a nation is PREPARING for war. Don’t think it’s over yet. Your home-grown despots are just beginning.
Post from one of my abandoned blogs – North Farnham Freeholder – recovered from Internet Archive WayBackMachine; March 2011