June 26, 2013

We Steal Secrets Movie

The world has seen some significant changes in the way information is gathered and used. As many of you know the Wikileaks is a organisation that devotes itself to gathering so called “Secret and Private” information from Governments, Businesses and Organisation. These organisation obviously would rather not share this information.

However the question remains is in this world of transparency and freedom of information does an organisation like Wikileaks actually have to exist to provide us with the truth. Unfortunately it actually is needed as many people do not trust the organisations that are so called protecting them. One scenario is the “PRISM Surveillance Program” that was operated by the NSA to collect data from people across the globe to determine criminal activities. This might sound like a good idea but in truth the data collection was more then what the public knew and it lead to a severe breach of privacy.

As a technology enthusiast, providing information in order to receive a better quality service, for example with Google Search results might be an acceptable progression of technology. However you do have the option of Opting-In and therefore some choice. The Governments ability to spy on you without your permission is something I cannot accept. If it leads to beneficial outcomes such as a better medical service, better education opportunities and actual tangible benefits I would be open to it. Having this false pretence of “Security” as a method to look into your private life is totally unacceptable.

“We Steal Secrets” is a movie that is aims to explain how people and organisations are coming together to really understand the true aims of the structures that govern our communities. Feel free to watch the trailer above and leave us a comment with your thoughts.

*This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own. 

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