Re: The End of Privacy ?

Dan Clemmensen (
Fri, 26 Jun 1998 19:25:30 -0400 wrote:
> No, you missed the point of that part of the article. The author didn't mean
> track as in note when and where you used your government ID card (since the
> government would OF COURSE be aware of when and where you used it, presumably,
> excluding the use of it for entrance into clubs or such) but meant that the
> government could actually track your movements even when you didn't use it.
Worrying about your magnetic strips being tracked in this fashion is silly.
However, if you carry a cell phone with you, you are in fact being constantly
tracked by a large and pervasive computer system under the control of a
large and pervasive organization. So what?