Give Me Back My Identity

I am not a data point.
I am a human being.
I am not the customer who buys anime, computer hardware, and books on Linux.
I am not the customer who sends flowers to my mother-in-law in Brooklyn.
I am a human being.
I am a college student, a writer, a poet, a photographer, a journalist, a hacker, a fiancee, a revolutionary;
but I am not simply a set of bits describing what I buy and how often I do it.
Give me back my identity.
Who said you had the right to keep track of where I go and what I buy and who I talk to?
Who said you had the right to piggy back on my software and force me to agree to your terms?
Who said you had the right to put cookies in my browser all day long to track what I do?
Am I a terrorist?
Am I a criminal?
What have I done to warrant this level of surveillance?
I am not something to be analyzed so that you can figure out how to squeeze every last dollar out of me.
I am a human being –
GIVE ME BACK MY IDENTITY!

Eric Mesa

Author: Eric Mesa

To find out a little more about me, see About Me