Letter: What about privacy?

02/27/2009 10:41 AM

02/27/2009 10:43 AM

Dear Editor,

A few weeks ago, my child came home from school, excited about what she had seen on the computer. When I asked her what she had seen, she said she had seen me getting the mail, on our front porch. I was a little shocked and creeped out, that the front of our house was able to be seen by anybody. But I let it slide.

On the other hand, last night, three people made sure that they informed me, my whole house (front yard and back) along with some very private matters, was posted on the internet. When I asked them how this was possible, they said you can view what's going on at anyone's home. All you have to do is punch in an address. Woah!

How is this possible? Can the whole world view my private life? Or, anyone else's for that matter? Is this even legal? What about my right to privacy?

I'm writing you, hoping you can bring this knowledge to light. People have a right to know tht they no longer have any privacy. I'm sure a lot of them will be just as shocked as I was. Considering America isn't supposed to be a communist country, it sounds a lot like a Will Smith movie. It's crazy.

But, check it out for yourself. If you don't already know about this, punch in your own address. You can print what I wrote or you can tell the people in your own words. I really don't care. I'm sending a copy of this letter to every paper and magazine. This has to be stopped!

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