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"No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his (their) privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his (their) honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks."
          United Nations
, Article 12, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948

“Big Brother is watching you.”
          George Orwell

"We do it because we can."

          Anonymous news reporters

"We tease the spies because we can."
          Anonymous person victimized by illegal government, corporate and news media spying
, response to anonymous
          news reporters statement:
"We do it because we can."

"The vision that some have for the future of our world may not be the reality the future will unfold."
          Robert Franklin

"Overly curious people with big egos who illegally spy on others may not share this viewpoint, but will eventually go to the wayside the same as the Neanderthal. Furthermore, those involved may not understand what this statement means or the future consequences of their actions. Moreover, those who are aware of their actions and the future consequences of illegal spying – are no less than a malicious thief with the mark of the beast."
          Robert Franklin, response to President George W. Bush's statement on 08/08/08:
"Let people say what they think."

"Members of what is now the secretive fictitious "Illegal Eavesdroppers Club" that will be of the norm in the future ruled by dictators will not be raptured for they will have the mark of the beast."
          Robert Franklin

"Information is power and whoever controls the information will control the minds of people."
          Robert Franklin

“He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future.”
          George Orwell

"A political promise to do something 40 years from now is universally ignored because everyone knows that's meaningless."
          Al Gore,
07/17/08 AP News article: "Gore sets energy goal for next president to heed."

"If we do not plan in advance, then WWIII could sneak-up on us all and catch us with our pants down."
          Robert Franklin, response to Al Gore's 07/17/08 AP News article.

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”
          George Orwell


"When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.”
          David Brin

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
          Benjamin Franklin
, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

"The hackers are getting very sophisticated. They seem to think that the norms we expect for people's privacy don't apply to them. It's sort of like electronic voyeurism."
         
Kathryn Showers, Deputy in Charge, Los Angeles County District Attorney High Tech Crimes Division.

"
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."
          Thomas Jefferson
 

"Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."
          Mahatma Gandhi

"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
          Isaac Asimov

"If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner."
          Omar Bradley

"Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from me."
          Ayn Rand

"The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security."
          Louis Freeh

"If you mind your own business, you won't be minding mine."
          Hank Williams


"Encryption...is a powerful defensive weapon for free people. It offers a technical guarantee of privacy, regardless of who is running the government... It's hard to think of a more powerful, less dangerous tool for liberty."
          Esther Dyson

"Privacy is the right to be alone - the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized man."
          Louis D. Brandeis

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
          Edward Abbey

"Big Brother in the form of an increasingly powerful government and in an increasingly powerful private sector will pile the records high with reasons why privacy should give way to national security, to law and order, to efficiency of operation, to scientific advancement and the like."
          Justice William O. Douglas

"Whenever justice is uncertain and police spying and terror are at work, human beings fall into isolation, which, of course, is the aim and purpose of the dictator state, since it is based on the greatest possible accumulation of depotentiated social units."
          Carl Gustav Jung

"If you say to people that they, as a matter of fact, can’t protect their conversations, in particular their political conversations, I think you take a long step toward making a transition from a free society to a totalitarian society."
          Whitfield Diffie

"The Fifth Amendment is an old friend and a good friend. It is one of the great landmarks in men’s struggle to be free of tyranny, to be decent and civilized."
          Justice William O. Douglas

"We live in a dirty and dangerous world. There are some things the general public does not need to know, and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows."
          Katherine Graham

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."
          Voltaire
 
    

 
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