Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thyme Magazine

Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor

Volume III, Issue XI

You're Being Tracked.... Search Engine Stalkers

It is not news that the internet search engines are on a mission to know all about you, nor is it news that this information is analyzed, traded and sold. The story is about the rights of ordinary citizens in the 'information age.'

Some information is simply private. The 'other' weekly news magazine this week says: "You're being watched, your information is being sold. Get used to it."

No, thank you. Certainly most data, such as what coffee you prefer, is harmless market study; but there comes a point where the computer search engines begin to look like the telescreen from 1984. The rights of individuals cannot be ignored in this 'brave new world.'

Space Shuttle Launch from an Airplane

Here is a rare sight, the space shuttle taking off as seen from an airliner. Tuesday night I got to see the shuttle pass over Staunton thanks to a visitor we had from the Stokesville Observatory speaking to a 4H group that meets at our church. ht/Joy

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