"Culture: the cry of men in face of their destiny." [Camus]
My original intentions were to make this a photoblog, but fate seems otherwise determined. I live not far from an existential lifestyle and tend towards misanthropic beliefs. This is my blog.
Whether you read it or not is up to you. Whether you agree or disagree is up to you..for I do not care. Enjoy..or don't.

Did someone say Nineteeneightyfour?

Beauty is everywhere
Beauty is everywhere
even behind bars.

Go have a look and figure for yourself:
http://tinyurl.com/d4qmrf (This links to a BBC article. I apologise for using tinyurl but I'm just being on the safe side of.. things)
This is almost proof that BBC is generally and largely a government news organisation. If you read it and don't see what the big deal is then you need to read it again, this time between the lines.

They're 'subtly' trying to break to us that they will now monitor all electronic activity and backing it up by trying to create a contrast from the previous attempts at internet law enforcement where they aimed to monitor and to create one big government centralised information database. Ever considered what would happen with all that information in the wrong hands? That is, if the government is the right hands in the first place. Freedom of speech and expression now comes in the form of monitored and controlled activity.
"Ms Smith said that while the new system could record a visit to a social network, it would not record personal and private information such as photos or messages posted to a page.
"What we are talking about is who is at one end [of a communication] and who is at the other - and how they are communicating," she said."

Read that again. "[...]and how they are communicating." I'm sitting here puzzled now. So do they or don't they monitor the content of the activity? All they will monitor is then just what application, where, who, and what we, so called, 'communicate'? Sounds like "private information" to me.
I also read the word "voluntary" somewhere in the article but I don't see much 'voluntary' action when it's the software providers and ISPs who have the choice and not the customers.

This is step one. Will we allow it? Think about what step two might look like if step one is successful.

Did someone say...

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  • Anonymous Anonymous says:
    28/04/2009, 20:42  

    Ok, I just commented this, but the comment apparently disappeared. Basically for å oppsummere: hjelp.

    I'm not quite sure how the method of monitoring quote:
    " who is at one end [of a communication] and who is at the other - and how they are communicating,"
    is going to help in what the woman in question terms "saving lives". In most cases they'll actually have to know something about the content of the information exchanged too. Where does the line go, egentlig? top

  • Blogger TallyWay says:
    28/04/2009, 21:22  

    Puzzling really isn't it. The whole thing. Control over information is power in itself. Will we allow this? I have my doubts.
    I'm not going to try to answer your questions since the answers should be evident without even saying anything.
    Who knows, this conversation might be monitored with "who is at one end and who is at the other and how..." Who knows why. It's not like they know what we are talking about. Right? top

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