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E-borders - the new frontier of oppression
by possibly noteworthy at 8:20 am EDT, Mar 17, 2009

Libby Purves:

There is something fundamentally unnerving about being watched.

“But,” splutters government when we jib at this, “it's for your own good! We're protecting you!” The same tone of hurt ministerial outrage will be heard more and more as people come to realise exactly what is involved in the vast new “e-borders” system, currently being set up to track everybody's international travel just because a tiny minority are up to no good.

Have you seen "The Lives of Others"?

From the NYT coverage of a recent TRUSTe survey:

More than half of respondents said government should be “wholly” or “very” responsible for protecting an individual’s online privacy.

E-borders - the new frontier of oppression
by Decius at 8:36 am EDT, Mar 19, 2009

There is a thrill in switching off the mobile, taking the bus to somewhere without CCTV and paying cash for your tea. You and your innocence can spend an afternoon alone together, unseen by officialdom.

That used to be the kind of sentiment you'd read in a science fiction novel. This is a newspaper.

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