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10 February 2013

Telecommunications carriers and service providers now play an essential role in facilitating modern surveillance by law enforcement agencies. The police merely select the individuals to be monitored, while the actual surveillance is performed by third parties: often the same email providers, search engines and telephone companies to whom consumers have entrusted their private data. Assisting Big Brother has become a routine part of business

“FOMO” stands for “Fear of Missing Out” and it’s what happens everywhere on a typical Saturday night, when you’re trying to decide if you should stay in, or muster the energy to go to the party.

Protocols last a long time; ultimately, services like github and sourceforge are just fads, with very little (I think no) added value

I understand that anything I write now opens me up to criticism, contradiction and mockery (mainly mockery) now and in the future.