Friday, August 3, 2012

(empo-tuulwey) No, the Obama "Democrat app" is not an invasion of privacy

People are jumping up and down over the latest supposed invasion of privacy. Here's how the Inquisitr reports the story:

The new app unveiled by the Obama campaign rubs elbows with Google maps, displaying a map with blue flags on it, each representing the closest registered Democrat households to your standing location....

At first glance it sounds creepy. Stand on a street corner, take out your iPhone...and FIND THE DEMOCRATS. You'd almost think that the Republicans, rather than the Obama campaign, were behind the app.

But I have news for everyone. I have been able to FIND THE DEMOCRATS for years - long before the iPhone was even invented.

And now I will tell you how to find the Democrats...and the Republicans...and the Greens - at least in California. Or at least one way to do it - there are probably others.

First, go to your local precinct - or someone else's local precinct - on Election Day.

Second, find the printed list of registered voters that is (at least in California) publicly posted at the precinct.

Third, read it. It has names and addresses, and is sorted in both name order and street order.

It's that simple.

Don't blame Barack Obama or Tim Cook for this. If you think that this information should be private, then you have to make the information non-public.
blog comments powered by Disqus