Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
Your prints will perhaps be stored at our brand new NSA data center right here in Utah. I'll watch out and make sure your prints are safe.
Why is it we will run scared if the government asks us for private info yet we will freely give it out to CC companies or Toaster registration forms? My guess is we want a well protected toaster and we want to be able to spend money we cannot afford to spend, so whatever principals we pretend to have are set aside so we can get what we want.
Seems to me if we are being fair, we would never agree to give Visa our SSN, date of birth, employment info and the like. But we give up our privacy just to get that next CC and a little more long term debt.
We trust companies far more than we trust governments. Companies at least have some motivation to keep our data safe. If they leak it/lose it there are economic consequences and they could end up out of business. Not so much with the feds.