I only really read the BBC news pages. They seem to do their job very well. I’m glad for their reporters looking into things that I don’t, or can’t look into whilst busy being me for a lifetime. The license fee is well spent, if not just for the news, their internet pages. It allows me to read things like this ‘Real-time surveillance‘ on the British public, a report by Chris Baraniuk a BBC technology reporter. Thank you Chris my credit for your investigation.
How do I feel about this? Well lots really. Understanding the concept is greater than just taking sides on this one. The concept to consider is one of trust, who are we not trusting here? I get caught in twists over whether this draft-update is protecting the British public by in effect building a wall between us and the nasties out there. Or is it putting the British public in a cage of paranoia, wondering just who the nasties really are.
So, to the real questions. Is it that we really don’t trust the reasons behind a creep toward big brother. Or is it that Big brother actually is trying to do a good job and that’s what democracy is all about. Double-or!, If 1984 had never been written, would we ever notice so many eyes in the shadows?