Saturday, July 13, 2013

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Geolocating Tom Jefferson Americans

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Outrage of the Week: New App Targets Gun Owners

Res Ipsa Loquitor

This week's outrage comes to us from a rather unlikely source:  the Google Play app store.  The new app is called the Gun Geo Marker, and encourages users to "geolocate dangerous guns and owners" in their communities.

According to Google Play, "Geolocation means marking dangerous sites on the App's map so that you and others can be aware of the risks in your neighborhood."  Think about that for a minute.  The purpose of the app--other than sensationalism and profit--is to encourage people to anonymously "flag" locations in their community they subjectively deem "dangerous" and to make that information as public as possible.  The probability for abuse and the certainty of inaccurate "reporting" cannot be overstated.  What's to keep people from marking any location for any reason at all?  Nothing.  The practice is not only a serious invasion of privacy, but would also be just as dangerous and irresponsible as publishing the names of concealed-carry permit holders in local papers. 

The app could enable thieves to target and steal firearms from law-abiding gun owners, while conversely advertising that other residences are "gun free" and therefore easy targets for criminals.  [Full]

Of course it will also let yeggs pick safe targets to burgle.  The real outrage is of course that Google is again facilitating the Fascist Left's ambition to have a dossier on every American.  It will take the average semi educated, and somewhat observant person, about 2 ms to recognize why they'd want these "controls."  

Since Tom Mann sent me this earlier,  I've been trying to find  another  Blog program that I can  implement myself, without having to devote my life to it, and still maintain the look and feel of C&S over the past 10 years.  Makes me shudder, but I am determined to divorce myself entirely from Google Inc, even if it means getting out of the business. 

How staggeringly stupid are they?

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