Prediction: at some point, failure to actively and completely participate in social networks will be considered a sign of subversive behavior that must be investigated, similar to using PGP email or Tor is today.

@jerry TSA agent: "please log in to your Facebook account"
Me: "i don't use Facebook"
[a siren blares in the distance]

@annika @jerry

Actual adverts from UK police:

youtube.com/watch?v=elkW4Wjaro

"The man at the end of the street doesn't talk to his neighbours much, because he likes to keep himself to himself. He pays with cash because he doesn't have a bank card, and he keeps his curtains closed because his house is on a bus route. It may mean nothing, but..."

The Advertising regulator banned these ads for being offensive as they were implying lawful activity was criminal:

theguardian.com/uk/2010/aug/11

@switchingsocial @annika “if you see something, say something. Even if you don’t see something, say something just in case”

@jerry @annika

"Guido Menzio, an economist at the University of Pennsylvania, was working on a differential equation while waiting for the Syracuse-bound plane to take off from Philadelphia, the Washington Post reported. He had to present the findings of a working paper at Queen's University. But a passenger somehow mistook the equation for Arabic or some sort of Islamic code for a terrorist attack." :blobfacepalm:

eu.usatoday.com/story/news/201

@switchingsocial @annika there was also a story about someone using Linux on a laptop in an airport and being reported.

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@jerry @switchingsocial @annika actually I made my old housemates freaked out just because I was installing Arch. 😂

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