Internet surveillance: Hooray!

Lots of governments are expanding their powers to surveil their peeps’ internet habits. Like the UK, which  just proposed legislation that will let them monitor Brits’ web activities and hack into their devices.

Presumably this is so they can find out who is participating on “Selecting a pocketsquare that best complements your suicide vest” Reddits. Although I’m sure some pasty bureaucrat will use it to verify that his centaur porn fetish isn’t that weird (Right? …RIGHT?!?)

Internet surveillance stupid google searches

Much smarter people have explored the issue of privacy much more eloquently, so I won’t get into it too much on a blog that regularly uses terms like “sparkle-ness” and “schmammered”.

But I will say this. If you think privacy only matters if you’re doing something wrong, think about the last time you belted out an impassioned rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, while making toast alone in your underwear. Losing our privacy doesn’t just censor our bad. It censors our awesome.

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