Private Eyes Are Watching You...
It's the day before Valentine's Day and a story on Yahoo caught my eye today. According to this article, gumshoes and sleuthhounds alike are working overtime around Valentine's Day in search of today's Bill Clintons and Monica Lewinskys.
"Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year for private investigators," Tony Delorenzo, of Private Detectives of America, a New Jersey-based company. "This year we're doing surveillance Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday because if somebody has a lover it will be on one of those days to catch him."
While everybody here at Salt Industries is focused on Heroes and Villains, this article made me think of our last edition, the Spy issue.
Specifically the great article written by longtime Salt galpal Andrea Lively. In her always brainy but yet funny contribution, she figures that privacy is really a thing of the past. And its not just big privacy issues like warrantless surveillance, but things like ATMs recording our questionable withdraws at 4:00 a.m. or the local Wal-Mart collecting our purchase records. Everyday of our life can be easily tracked through bank surveillance cameras, time cards at work, or the scanner at the grocery store. Andrea writes that even Google has taken spying/stalking to a whole new level. Haven't we all Googled friends, lovers, and coworkers? They've probably Googled us and I'm embarrassed to say, I've Googled myself.