Without crime there would be no innovation. Think about it…
One drives the other in an effort to outsmart or prevent, and in its perpetuation technological advancement is made. There will always be someone who will attempt to exploit new ideas whether for their own good, or ‘seemingly’ for the good of the mass populace. Just take a look at history. However, whatever side of this sociopathic coin a person or a body of people err really is of little consequence, and really is a matter for conjecture.
With it having been revealed recently that the NSA is keeping tabs on all the major internet companies and their users through a program called PRISM, it makes you wonder what side of the coin they called. Or was it a double-headed coin?
And will I have some-one knocking on my door for having mentioned this?
The BBC T.V.’s ‘Newsnight’ article this evening that discussed the topic of the NSA’s dealings with the internet is what sparked the above gem. The implications of my little light-bulb moment made me chuckle! Irony has that effect on me.