Posts Tagged ‘1984’

Bozeman, Montana city job candidates required to share all email and social networking passwords.

June 21, 2009

“Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo, YouTube.com, MySpace, etc.,” the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

Why anyone would want to work for the city of Bozeman after being notified of this requirement is beyond me.  Pathetic.

More here.


“2081”-A dystopian future where we’re all equal thanks to the prohibition of talent and innovation

August 14, 2008

From our friends at Students for a Free Economy

Based on the short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, 2081 “depicts a dystopian future in which, thanks to the 212th Amendment to the Constitution and the unceasing vigilance of the United States Handicapper General, everyone is finally equal…”

UK Local Goverment Association head-Stop spying for trivial offenses. Sir Simon Milton-No.

June 23, 2008

There has been growing anger about the methods used by councils to probe minor crimes, such as dog fouling.

The powers were introduced under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act as part of the Government’s anti-terror drive but it is claimed some councils are abusing the powers.

This really shouldn’t be shocking. The government pushes intrusive legislation under the guise of society’s protection and people comply. And your freedoms get chipped away little by little…..

It’s for your safety. Does anyone actually still believe that?