Sunday, January 28, 2007

Big Brother is getting bigger and bigger

Details of millions of English people could soon be shared by bureaucrats on a giant database. This database is said to improve public services but it will sweep away privacy protection laws too. A lot of civil liberties groups condemned the project as another step towards a Big Brother state! England is already leading the world in video surveillance with more than 4 million CCTV cameras in the country... and now Tony Blair unveils the Big Brother project... It is time that English people put a halt to this and take care about their privacy... English government has already proved its incapacity in big IT project (NHS, or register of criminals...) but when it is matter of money they are always ready for the worse... Let's see if English people will stand up for their privacy... Just a little quotation that everyone should keep in mind:
First they came for the hackers. But I never did anything illegal with my computer, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the pornographers. But I thought there was too much smut on the Internet anyway, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the anonymous remailers. But a lot of nasty stuff gets sent from anon.penet.fi, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for the encryption users. But I could never figure out how to work pgp5 anyway, so I didn't speak up. Then they came for me. And by that time there was no one left to speak up."
Alara Rogers (Aleph Press)

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