Sunday, July 09, 2006



"I am continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves." So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption solftware. He is far from alone in noticing that fast-growing social networking websites such as MySpace and Friendster are a snoop's dream.

New Scientist has discovered that Pentagon's National Security Agency, which specialises in eavesdropping and code-breaking, is funding research into the mass harvesting of the information that people post about themselves on social networks. And it could harness advances in internet technology - specifically the forthcoming "semantic web" championed by the web standards organisation W3C - to combine data from social networking websites with details such as banking, retail and property records, allowing the NSA to build extensive, all-embracing personal profile of individuals.

I've seen MySpace and Friendster and if that doesn't rot the brains of the NSA, they didn't have any to start with but it shows how little the U.S. Intelligence agencies care about the Constitution they're supposed to be protecting. New Scientist doesn't say if England or Australia are moving along the same lines but since they're always 2 inches behind America, it wouldn't surprise me. I should make it easy for them. John Howard is a lying snivelling little troll who leads a diverse group of other trolls, goblins and bootlickers. When you come to get me ASIO, knock first I sleep au naturale.

I'm probably on the list anyway, I come from a long list of horsestealers and sheepknappers. The horse stealing side of the family is having a reunion and they want me to come. I had to decline, it's my day for having bamboo slivers jammed under my fingernails and the excitement of two big events in twenty-four hours would be too much for me. Besides I have this thing about being in a room with people who haven't enough brains to give themselves a headache.

Anyhow I have a computer to socialize with, I don't get germs that way. Sorry, sorry, I didn't mean my fellow bloggers, I meant normal people who have germs. I found out today that there is a new entry for the dictionary. I am officially a 'mouse potato', one who spends a great deal of time using a computer. It's better than meeting family.


Daniel said...

Perhaps Robbbert is a plant, one designed to get us to reveal as much as possible about ourselves?

I need to go back over my comments urgently before the knock comes at theee dooooooooor.


R H said...

Dan, I hate to say this about anyone, but you are an ADJUNCT TO A BROADLY MISCONCEIVED IDEA OF CULTURAL STUDIES.



R H said...

And don't blame me for all that, I just repeat what I read.

JahTeh said...

How sweet, Danny and Robbie visit my blog.

Robbie, I couldn't give you a post office address, I don't live near one and don't have a car, sorry.

Danny, if Robbie is a plant, he would be a rose amongst the blogging thorns.

R H said...

I'll give you a car, what do you want, a BMW? You'll just have to get your own VIN number, that's all.


Daniel said...

Jahteh, do you think Robbert is doing a line for me or for you? Could it be both of us?

Of course, Robbert generally hides on lady's sites (don't blame him) so I suppose that must be the answer. Or perhaps he's shy. No, I take that back.

R.H. my site is also in need of your brilliance, your perspicacity, your vision. (Where will I send the money?)

R H said...

Anyone knowing my unfortunate run as a blog reply person will be aware that RH is constantly banned due to jealousy. And always by no-talent bums: ponces with hands on their dicks, and GREAT BUTCH LESBIANS.
They're afraid I'll run off with the women.

What a joke.

Because I'll tell you something - and I swear it to God - that's the last thing on this earth that interests me. I'm here for a different purpose. I'm here to learn, that's all. And Miss Laura, Miss Jahteh, and Miss Brownie - who happen to be women - REAL WOMEN!- are bloggers who've given poor RH a fair go.
They are now the only bloggers I comment with, and I don't want more than that, because three is quite enough.

Okay? That's all. And I'm not interested in war, feminism, politicians, and college debates about it all. It's a piddle, that's all. I never went to college. And am mighty glad of it.


JahTeh said...

RH, I believe you're a graduate of the school of living and a fine judge of women. (Who's the great butch lesbian, curious, just asking, how can you tell?)

Daniel, I'll visit and make up for RH. You know how serious about issues I am.

R H said...

Miss X from LP. A man-hater; she gave me hell; and never let up - until getting me banned by that human fanny rag, Mark Banisch!
A doormat if there ever was one.