This weekend, Fox News is reporting on How Will Big Data Impact Your Privacy? Your Secret's Out and gives us points to ponder:
Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET Hosted by John Roberts
Every step we take, every move we make, "Big Data" is watching us. Our computers, phones and countless other devices are generating long trails of electronic data -- information that can be stored and analyzed who-knows-where for who-knows-what by who-knows-who.
When our lives can be retrieved at the stroke of a key, what happens to privacy? Does the government become too powerful?
Could our traditional freedoms be threatened and do we care?
This weekend, Fox News delves into the world of daily data and examines stories that would have seemed entirely unconnected only a few years ago: Government whistleblowers fretting about a mysterious new spy center in the Utah desert.
A Massachusetts teacher instructing grade-schoolers on what not to do with an iPhone.
A new breed of political operatives leading an unprecedented get-out-the-vote effort.
A California entrepreneur trying to mine data from social networking sites.
In today's world, it all ties together. And in 'Fox News Reporting: Your Secret's Out' we're connecting the dots.Read Catherine Herridge's article:
Fox News.com: NSA data center front and center in debate over liberty, security and privacy,
Twenty-five miles due south of Salt Lake City, a massive construction project is nearing completion. The heavily secured site belongs to the National Security Agency.
"The spy center" -- that's what some of the locals like Jasmine Widmer, who works at Bluffdale's sandwich shop, told our Fox News team as part of an eight month investigation into data collection and privacy rights that will be broadcast Sunday at 9 p.m. ET called "Fox News Reporting: Your Secrets Out.”
The NSA says the Utah Data Center is a facility for the intelligence community that will have a major focus on cyber security. The agency will neither confirm nor deny specifics. Some published reports suggest it could hold 5 zettabytes of data. (Just one zettabyte is the equivalent of about 62 billion stacked iPhones 5's-- that stretches past the moon.
One man we hoped would answer our questions, the current director of the NSA General Keith Alexander, declined Fox News's requests to sit down for an interview, so we stopped by the offices of a Washington think tank, where Alexander was speaking at a cyber security event last year.
Asked if the Utah Data Center would hold the data of American citizens, Alexander said, "No...we don't hold data on U.S. citizens," adding that the NSA staff "take protecting your civil liberties and privacy as the most important thing that they do, and securing this nation."
But critics, including former NSA employees, say the data center is front and center in the debate over liberty, security and privacy.
"[It] raises the most serious questions about the vast amount of data that could be kept in one place for many, many different sources," Thomas Drake told Fox News.
Drake -- who worked at the NSA from Aug. 2001 to Aug. 2008 and was unsuccessfully prosecuted on espionage charges -- says Americans should be concerned about letting the government go too far in the name of security.
"It's in secret so you don't really know," Drake explained. "It's benign, right. If I haven't -- and if I haven't done anything wrong it doesn't matter. The only way you can have perfect security is have a perfect surveillance state. That's George Orwell. That's 1984. That's what that would look like."
Read the rest: Fox News.com
Consider the fact that such a monstrosity of data collection COULD BE BLATANTLY ABUSED. Remember that this ObaMARXIST BADministration has an attorney general who believes they should "never let a good crisis go to waste." Our current government is headed by the worst political criminals ever in the history of the United States of America!
The Bible informs us about what we need to know in order to be saved and enjoy life eternal with God in heaven. What's more, Bible prophecy is being fulfilled right before our very own eyes! It is astonishing to me that people refuse to study the prophetic sections of the Bible - especially the book of Revelation. It helps to put everything that is going on in this world in perspective.
If this world was all that we were meant for, then we would be discouraged, distraught, depressed, and without genuine hope. However, we were not meant for this world!
As Christians believers, we are Not Of This World [NOTW] because Jesus' Kingdom is not of this world!
Jhn 8:23 And He said to them, "You are from beneath; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world.
Jhn 18:36 Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here."
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Quote for the day:
Remember That the Lord Himself Is Your Chief Reward
In Genesis 15:1, we find God making this statement to Abram: "Do not be afraid Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward." God was making great promises to Abram in those days about his future, and it would have been possible to be both fearful of the future and prideful about the blessings God was going to bestow. But God reminds Abram that He, God, is Abram's true reward. Land and descendants and blessing would be nothing apart from God in his life.
~ Dr. David Jeremiah