Friday, April 03, 2009


BIG BROTHER IS LIVE AND WELL, AND TRAWLING SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES...

Big Brother is alive and well, and trawling social network sites...

I was just reading a weekend paper here in Wellington, New Zealand, where an article reveals how "Big Brother" is alive and kicking and trawling social network sites to gain possible information on their members.

The article discussed how NZ government departments are trawling these sites for information that can be used against people on social welfare benefits for fraud purposes. One woman had been caught, redhanded you might say, because she admitted a relationship on the social networking site, and the department took a fraud case against her.

Even employers are in on the act looking for information to use against employees: In one case an employee was caught bragging on the site that he was taking a "sickie" from work because he still had a massive hangover.

If this is happening in a little country like NZ, just imagine on what scale it is being used in larger countries like Australia, Britain or in North America and Europe?

In my opinion they are just a pathetic and despicable bunch of Sebastians!


read here

6 comments:

bstone said...

only a matter of time before this trend was going to happen. how far will they go, and will governments across the world start going after people's internet pages.....

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

It is mind boggling if we consider the implications?

Sire said...

I can't say that I am surprised Peter. People have been using these sites to dig up dirt on their so called friends so it was only a matter of time before 'Big Brother' caught on. I wonder how many people will post rumors and stuff to get other people in trouble.

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

You could be right. People will have to be careful about what they write. Rumors could create trouble for some.

Sire said...

That's for sure, especially when election time comes around. You watch the dirty politics fly around when that time comes.

Kiwi Riverman - The Writer said...

Another forum for politicians? Indeed!