Zorba Cafespeak - Oops ... Uncle Sam is Watching...

By: zorba

You can feel the eyes drilling through you and you turn around in trepidation, only to find nobody there. You are certain you have been filmed entering the restaurant and you look upwards for the hidden camera, only to find zilch. Uh huh, not a very good scenario. Are you completely loosing it, paranoia taking on the veil of realism. Is this what the couch doctor meant when he suggested revival sleep therapies three times a day. Or is this a reversal back to the Iron curtain times in my head, when everyone was suspect and nobody trusted. Maybe you should have listened when Mama told you not to read so many World War novels.

You shrug off the jitters. Come on, this is the real world of the ahem... happening people. We are into technology, expansions, peace talks, weather forecasts and global warning rather than the cloak and dagger stuff. Then why the uncanny feeling that you are being watched. Because you are. There used to be a time when Uncle Sam used to be watching. There were clothes to be checked for bugs, rooms to be swiped for hidden listeners and all strangers to be watched for hidden eye lens.

That was the easy part. Now you have Google amongst others watching and surprise surprise you don't even know it. How is this happening. You have a cell phone, the latest model and all that GPS enabled stuff on it - enough to tell big daddy where you are, down to the last Latitude and Longitude. Easy enough to beat, you smirk - lets forgo the GPS enabled phones. A bit of a lifestyle reversal mind you but what the heck, perhaps well worth it. Ah if it was only that easy. For cell phones without GPS, positioning is determined based on cell tower triangulation and Google Maps, accurate within 10 city blocks.

I remember reading somewhere that parents would be using this technology to keep track off their kids. In todays day and age where parents can be taken to court for physically reprimanding a child for wrong doing, what will be the reaction to this 'Infringement of privacy'. And that's only as far as the kids, what about the adults who would like to have the luxury of avoiding the prying eye. To all those, all I can say is 'All the very best to you'.

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