October 18, 2018

The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

The Violation of Privacy in an Era of Weaponized Government

Some may say we don’t have a right to privacy as we consume and use social media applications and platforms. Some, like Apple, will say the right to privacy is an inherent right. Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, left Facebook over data collection. According to reports, Wozniak is one of up to 50 million Facebook users who have deleted their accounts in protest. Data sharing and mining has become the latest political quagmire for Mark Zuckerberg, and others, who must now provide answers to Congress and their users.

Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Albert Einstein

Our right to privacy is why we have attorney client privilege, protected doctor patient relationships, and the 4th amendment

Privacy is a right often take for granted or compromised through our own exploitative actions. Yet, we quickly realize how much we value it when we lose it or it is threatened. Our right to privacy is why we have attorney client privilege, protected doctor patient relationships, and the 4th amendment which protects our communications, identities, and our lives, from improper search and warrantless seizure—unless you are a Republican or work with a Republican candidate who is now President.

The FBI raid into Michael Cohen’s home, office and private hotel room is a an extreme assault on attorney client privilege and according to Alan Dershowitz, “a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations” Dershowitz further stated that ” If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America, jumping up and down.” This raid should be another red flag to Republicans and conservatives, as the Left—with help from technology companies and compromised federal agencies, have gone unchecked and unaccountable in their continued assault on civil liberties in an era of weaponized government.

In light of these civil liberty abuses and data mining scandals, how dangerous is the exclusive and protected relationship between the Democrat party and the unaccountable technology companies—like Facebook, Twitter, and Google? Can we honestly say that these companies are platforms of free speech and the sharing of conflicting philosophies and ideas? Facebook recently banned two black female Trump supporters, Diamond and Silk, and referred to them as “unsafe to the community.” Twitter has shadow-banned conservative voices and blocked or removed conservative accounts. Google has remained awfully quiet during this scandal, but Google has made public statements regarding their abilities to know everything about anyone and everyone while being vocal supporters and friends of many powerful Democrats. It is evident through their public endorsements and financial contributions, that the titans of technology give an advantage to the Democrat Party. Not just a financial advantage….a data advantage. Data is what can influence voters. Data is invaluable to campaigns, and data can provide a campaign the slight edge needed to win or to maintain power.

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Megan Barth is the founder and proprietor of Reaganbabe.com, Co-Chair of the Media Equality Project, and a nationally recognized political commentator. She is a weekly cohost for WAR-The Wayne Allyn Root Show out of Las Vegas, NV and has appeared on Headline News CNN, NewsMax TV, One America News Network, The Blaze Radio, Lars Larson, Bill Cunningham, and has regular weekly appearances on nationally syndicated radio shows. Her op-eds have been published in Canada Free Press, The Hill, American Thinker and the Daily Caller. For interviews or speaking engagements, please contact aj.publius@gmail.com.

Source: Canada Free Press

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