It’s bad enough that big nanny state government is hard at work figuring out new and better ways to track every single one of us, almost as if the Fourth Amendment was never even ratified. But when American corporations begin doing it, things have gone too far.
As noted by The Daily Sheeple, at its theme park in Orlando, Fla., Disney World is now scanning the fingerprints of guests as young as three-years-old, meaning that they are going into some database somewhere that federal and state law enforcement officials will no doubt have access to at some point, if they don’t already.
And with millions of people per year visiting the park, that is quite the “honeypot of data,” according The Daily Sheeple.
As RT.com reported further, Disney implemented the scanners as a way to block usage of stolen or fake tickets, but as you may have guessed, the requirement is being slammed as a huge privacy violation.
The new measure calls for kids between the ages of 3 and 9 to have their prints scanned; older kids and adults were already required to do so before entering the park, the Orlando Sentinel said.
There is one out for parents who are squeamish about having their children scanned: They can substitute their own hands instead. But then, what’s the point of scanning any children, if a set of hands and prints have to match up with particular tickets in order to prove they are valid?
The fact is, this just appears to be another way to condition our children to be compliant, to have no expectations of privacy in the digital age, and to accept the fact that all corporations and every corner of government has some inherent right to know everything about them.
If you were planning on going to Disney World anytime soon, maybe this ought to make you change your plans.
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