The Herald Bulletin

Afternoon Update


June 10, 2014

Letter: Technology has greatly reduced one's privacy

As one who served in Europe, especially Germany, and one where the Air Force took me all over the world in the 1970s, I surely disagree with the premise of Jeffrey M. Nicholls' May 8 Viewpoint — "We're entering world of thought police'' a/k/a/ "Communist and Fascist." No, we're not!

If not, what are we experiencing in America today. It's called technology, a/k/a/ the social media, where almost everyone has a smartphone with camera. This one fact has greatly reduced one's privacy. We've progressed to the point that when one enters Wal-Mart, for example only, one can expect to be on camera until one leaves. The same is true when eating out or even driving down some interstates, especially when one's behavior stands out. We should always be careful of expressing our toxic biases, including racism. Why? We are a racist society.

Bill J. Paschal


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