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:

"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:

@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:

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


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

Sign in to participate in the conversation
Neurodiversity FTW!

It's okay to be different so make yourself at home!