Day: June 14, 2013

LIBERATION thru being FREE FROM FACEBOOK

"GOLDDOOR PADLOCK in ORANGE."  Photographed at the Burmese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia. Copyright 2013 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

“GOLDDOOR PADLOCK in ORANGE.”
Photographed at the Burmese Buddhist Temple, Pulau Tikus, Penang, Malaysia.
Copyright 2013 Nawfal Johnson ~ All Rights Reserved.

Liberated, Orange Dead-Bolt Free from Old GOLDDOOR, Rusty Padlock

I deleted my facebook account.

I’m liberated.

Well, I’m free from facebook, at least.

Recently, it became public fact that b i g  b r o t h e r  had total access to facebook.

I believe in the US Constitution:  I know of at least two of my ancestral great grandfathers, and one ancestral great-uncle, who sacrificed and fought in the American Revolution (1775 to 1783):  to me, that is a big deal – it means that my ancestors fought and bled for the very freedoms that are being trashed today by the current political system…this is NOT right.

Facebook is hypocritical, and any other of the major social media and email corporations, who tell you in their Policy statements that your privacy is important to them, yet, they have given free access to b i g    b r o t h e r to   s n o o p   on everyone.   That is a direct violation of yours and mine inalienable rights protected (not so protected any more though) in the Bill of Rights.  This lack of privacy is a direct violation of the 4 th Amendment.

fourth amendment: an overview

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” Ultimately, these words endeavor to protect two fundamental liberty interests – the right to privacy and freedom from arbitrary invasions.  [ Source:  http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fourth_amendment ]

This is NOT a post on constitutional law – I’m not qualified to cover the topic.  However, I do know that when there is NO probable cause, and there is NO warrant, then there is NO access to your ‘stuff’ – and this SHOULD include digital and online ‘stuff’ too.

Therefore, I no longer wish to be part of a website, facebook, who so blatantly disregards our inalienable rights of privacy.

I only hope that my friends from facebook can continue and wish to visit my blogs to see my new photography because they won’t see it at facebook any more.

“Fake” friends – you know, those people you added to your friends-list.  These are the people that don’t bother to reciprocate your interest in their work, and they never comment and like your work – yeah, those people.  I’m happy to be free of those people.

I fully believe in proper manners and proper and authentic reciprocation.  If I truly like someone’s work, I will “like” it, and perhaps I may make a comment about why I like a person’s work.  However, a one-way relationship gets stale very quickly, so don’t expect a one-way relationship to last very long with me – I simply don’t appreciate it and will not continue those types of negative relationships.

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