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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2008-03-03 03:40:42

User is a perv and message will mostly likely disturbate you

There's a reasonably interesting forum thread discussing the upcoming presidential election that digressed into a conversation about federal wiretapping. Thus far, all participants are in consensus that our government has exceeded its authority, but I have been contending that our "Right to Privacy" is the weakest among our privileges, and has been slowly but steadily eroding.

Technology is the culprit. We're constantly on surveillance cameras (an astonishing scores of times a day if you're out and about). GPS tech is finding its way into an extraordinary number of devices. We leave increasingly obvious trails of our movements and finances as our society trends over to a cashless economy. And every mouse click and tap of the keyboard leaves an indelible fingerprint on the internet. It's possible to recover even defunct sites; it's theoretically possible to recover every forum message you've ever left, every email you've ever sent, and every instant message you've ever entered.

And of course, by hitting the wrong button, people constantly share entirely too much, as evidenced by today's strip.

I added three game reviews over the weekend: The Bigs (360 and PS3), Blazing Angels 2 (360 and PS3), and Beautiful Katamari (360). I know these aren't high profile, high priority games, but I needed to start somewhere. I figure, as much as I despise the term, Direman Press is and always will be an "indie" source of game reviews. It'll take me several months to catch up to my goal of covering "every game that might be worth playing", and my current battle plan is to power through Xbox 360 titles (seeing as how that's clearly my primary audience anyhow), and then on to the PlayStation 3 and Wii.

Now Playing - Assassin's Creed (360 and PS3) and Burnout Paradise (360 and PS3)

Xbox Live/PSN Gamertag - Vawce