Just sickened by all of the violations of privacy that are coming to light in these past few weeks. Undoubtedly, this isn't the only privacy violation, and it won't be the last-despite all of our individual and collective efforts.
This is how (we are told) it happened:
"If a developer got permission to access one user's (Facebook) profile, it also got access to that person's friends — and most likely to friends of friends — in the form of their likes or comments or tagged posts."
There cannot be a better time than now, subsequently, to begin to move in the opposite direction. Forward isn't always ahead, in other words. The need for smaller, more organic groups that meet in their neighborhoods, and communities-you know-people that you actually know and really are "friends" or at least acquaintances with are less likely to be employed as data harvesters or monitors.
Natives (First Peoples) and other scholars and earth vibrationists have been warning us about data violations (and many other matters like climate change and plastic pollution) but we have been anesthetized with the glitz and manipulative practices of corporations' abilities to unarm our common senses and have fallen, practically dead, in the arms of consumerism, cyber (in)securities, and other violations too numerous to count.
And now Cambridge Analytica and Facebook have sent out another reminder-a huge reminder, in fact.
And there really isn't a template for reclaiming your happy, safety, and peace; that is to say, other than thinking about how your elders did it, for example. Wouldn't it be grand to be as self-reliant and creative as your grandparents and great-grandparents were?
Just yesterday, a lifelong friend (since elementary school) showed me a most fabulous quilt. I couldn't believe (well actually I could believe, but I was still amazed) that his grandmother made the quilt from old aprons, sheets, and other remnants saved and re-purposed.
We so desperately need to do more with less and not consume anything we cannot control.
It won't be easy initially as there's a big change that is needed. But, I am certain that once we begin, there's no turning back and that place-that's where we can coast into more organic encounters- free of external violators and violations.
Stokely-Organic (Music Video)
It's power that we desire, not weapons. It's knowledge that we need, not data.
Dispensing only wellness, because it's wellness that's key to health, not medication. -slej
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