Thursday, November 7, 2013

The NSA Theme Song

This famous song by The Police really says it all:

Every breath you take
Every move you make
Every bond you break
Every step you take
I'll be watching you

Every single day

Every word you say
Every game you play
Every night you stay
I'll be watching you

"I woke up in the middle of the night with that line in my head, sat down at the piano and had written it in half an hour. The tune itself is generic, an aggregate of hundreds of others, but the words are interesting. It sounds like a comforting love song. I didn't realize at the time how sinister it is. I think I was thinking of Big Brother, surveillance and control."


The main problem that I have with tapping the undersea cables, is that it is done with no judicial oversight whatsoever.  Of course, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo were stupid to use plain text communications over their trunks, so they are not blameless either.

There will be a huge furor if the government insists that each time you make a phone call, a policeman has to sit in your living room and look over your shoulder - but that is precisely what the American and UK governments are doing! 

Fascist Perverts doesn't even begin to describe it.

Nuf sed!

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