…. I, too, love to preach about the importance of individual choice and personal freedom… and in the next breath I hear myself bemoan other people’s naive unwillingness to be like me.James ShellyContinue Reading
John Saddington didn't like the terms of service of most online photo sharing services. He wanted to keep ownership and control of his photography. He discovered that there were many other photographers who shared his concerns. John wanted to combine the power of the WordPress publishing platform -- something he's also quite passionate about --…Continue Reading
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all images are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are freedom to be published without corporate commercialization, the liberty to be owned wholly and fully by their creator without governance nor oversight, and the pursuit of being…Continue Reading
But the loss of privacy doesn't just threaten political freedom. Return for a moment to our thought experiment where I telepathically know all your thoughts whether you like it or not From my perspective, the perspective of the knower -- your existence as a distinct person would begin to shrink. Our relationship would be so lopsided that there might cease to be, at least to me, anything subjective about you. As I learn what reactions you will have to stimuli, why you do what you do, you will become like any other object to be manipulated. You would be, as we say, dehumanized.
In the past year, all branches of the federal government have combined to diminish personal freedoms, in obvious and in subtle ways. In the case of privacy, we now know that the federal government has the ability to read all of our texts and emails and listen to all of our telephone calls -- mobile…Continue Reading