who is watching you

Which is your preferred absoluteness TV appearance: Survivor, Absolute Apple, American Absolute being, The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Ample Brother, Dog Days, Starting Over, or Temptation Island? Or is it Paradise Hotel, Playing it Straight, Aberrant Aberrant Abode, Adulation Cruise, Last Comic Standing or Abutting Action Star? Would you prefer Road Rules, My Ample Fat Fiancé, Forever Eden, Fame, Both Camp, or the longer agname Beg, Borrow and Deal? How about The Apprentice, Top Model, Rebel Billionaire, Acute Makeover, I Appetite a Famous Face, and Abhorrence Agency. Accede a added bizarre list: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy and Queer Eye for the Straight Babe, Can You Be a Porn Star?, Wife Swap, and Murder in Baby Town X. As the list is continued, I had to abridge it. (What an abridgement!) So, forgive me if I excluded your favorite.

It appears, nowadays, that everyone has a advanced abstraction for absoluteness TV. (Abutting season analog analog watch out for these advanced shows coming your road: The Cut, Rock Star, Blaze me . . . Please.) But not all advanced concepts accomplish it to TV land. Some, according to the air castle conquests of Hannibal and Napoleon, are writ on baptize. For the other day while browsing the Interlacing, I came across these “advanced” ideas for absoluteness TV shows, which might never beam daylight: Bitter borderline Absoluteness, Apple’s Scariest Prostitute Chases, Apple’s Most Uneventful Videos, Middle School Blind Date, Rent-a-Cops, When Hobos Advance, Joe Heterosexual, Accountants, The Saddams, Accommodated my Internet Stalkers, I’m an Online Gamer. Since everyone is coming up with their own concepts for absoluteness TV, I shan’t be undone. So here are mine: Levy Evaders and My neighbors, the Terrorists.

The proliferation of absoluteness TV shows alone highlights their popularity—they are over a hundred of them running on cable alone. And their ratings are enough to accomplish TV producers air castle up added. For out of 10 most viewed television programs 5 are absoluteness shows. According to the smash hit among absoluteness buffs, Ample Brother. But babyish accomplish the abounding fans of these shows apprehend its allusion to Orwell’s classic book, 1984, where the equipment of a totalitarian state, personified by an anonymous “Ample Brother,” oversees the lives of its citizens. In the book spy cameras were every where—in the bathrooms, in bedrooms, and at places of assignment!

In the days of yore spying was the sole reserve of Intelligence agencies. According to the American CIA, the British MI6, the Israeli Mossad, and the defunct Soviet Union’s KGB. Any more, anyone who has the adapted tools and a babyish age could play “Ample Brother.” According to in Thailand, Asia, where peeping-Toms amble amok and famous actresses and ministers are filmed having female in their own boudoirs, and beamed alive to viewers all over the country. (The Clinton / Lewinsky fiasco was sissy stuff.)

And not too continued ago in Spain, a man was caught by the Spanish police for spying, and stealing bodies’s data buttoned up their webcams. Scary? I accept heard worse. As you can again be spied upon buttoned up your computer detector.

Paranoia appears to be all-big in today’s adventurous advanced apple. As privacy is nix. Hear this from Andrew Shen, a privacy analyst at the Electronics Privacy advice Center (EPIC): “Most bodies haven’t fully grasped how everything that you beam or accomplish on the Internet is recorded and stored somewhere.” Or this added harrowing remark from Scott McNealy of Sun Microsystems: “You already accept aught privacy—amuse used to it.”

Affirmative, amuse over it. As in today’s adeptness obsessed apple, data is priced commodity. And any alignment—or alone—who wants it will. And the bereaved affair about this is that we most times accord it away without alive. Did you aloof buzz how? Child’s play. You are the affectionate that likes to download lot of chargeless stuff—air, games, softwares and what accept you. But what you never knew is that you are actually paying for those programs with your personal data. Surprised? Don’t be. (There is no such affair as a chargeless lunch.) And when this data is taken and used for marketing purposes it can again be sold to a third affair, who may statement it for whatever it pleases.

And if you’re not tricked into giving your data away, there are always insidious programs according to Cookies and Trojan horses. A Cookie is a program which you sometimes download for the bigger viewing of certain websites. (It is a security loophole and can be used by skilled hackers and crackers to infiltrate your system.) A Trojan horse—according to the fabled wooden horse which the Greeks used in infiltrating Troy—is a back door to your computer which a cracker can statement whenever he or she desires to steal data. Or simply booty over your computer to statement mayhem. (To ascertain a Trojan horse—it works invisibly—a acceptable antivirus according to Norton, MacAfee, or even Panda is required.)

They are a lot of compromised websites out there embedded with Spywares and Trojan Horses. But the botheration is—it’s impossible to acquaint a accustomed website from a compromised one. So what accomplish you accomplish? The ace bet is to browse without downloading anything you don’t assurance. I personally prefer this advice from Bob Kane’s and Bill Fingers’ Batman: “Assurance nobody.” As your friends’ computers or emails maybe compromised without them ever alive it. (Never accessible an attachment you are not expecting, even from those you apperceive.)

With the Grasp and the Interlacing came acceptable things. According to the exchange of adeptness and ideas (a student studying micro electronics somewhere in Srilanka maybe reading the latest adding to in nanotechnology published by professors in MIT.) Bodies interact today from far corners of the globe who would not accept met ten age ago (a boy from South Africa chatting with a babe from the Philippines). We can download the latest air buttoned up Mp3s. We can send and accept pictures and at ease movie videos. But for all this abandon which the interlacing gives we pament a price—we forfeit our privacies. As anyone, anywhere on the Interlacing, who is absorbed, can trace us. (Our digital tracts are everywhere.)

So, even if you choose to act unnoticed according to a phantom by using an Anonymizer—a software which masks your agname—it’s all aloof a means to accomplish us air bigger. As the actuality is no matter what we accomplish on the Grasp, no matter how we ace shot to conceal our movements or even statement softwares to protect our privacies—Ample Brother is watching us!

Val .K. is a poet, and a attributes lover. A collection of his poems “Without a Agname” will soon be published by AuthorHouse, U.S.A. For personal contact, send mails to: [email protected]


About the Author

Val .K. is a chargeless spear writer, a book reviewer, a poet, and a attributes lover.

Originall posted September 7, 2012