We are advised that now, all our personal data is collected and kept in one place, presumably forever. Our website choices, our Facebook profiles, friends, and conversations, our Google searches, our map searches, our book searches, our You-tubes, our downloads, our comments on other sites. Given that our computers have permanently resident cookies, and our operating systems have backdoors and trapdoors, this suggests that our on-line banking transactions, passwords, security arrangements, keystrokes -- in a word, everything -- is available. To whomever, wherever, whenever.
We are to suppose that Google is operated by a few young, free-spirited entrepreneurs who are really fun-loving folks just doing us a big service. Their development of our personal profiles is only to serve us better!
Well, who cares whether they profile you or not? As long as you can get good air-fares, special discounts, link-up with friends -- what's not to like?
And, for producing this site, I am, like all the rest, under the Friendly Eye. And you, who are reading it right now, are under that same Eye.
Not of Mordor. Of course not.
It is only the White Hand of Isengard, my friends. Saruman the white wizard has ever been our friend.
But. It is always a good time to . . . think carefully. Choose your friends.