The stuff of Yvette Felarca’s fondest dreams

“Hey, *I* got nuthin’ to hide…”

Mission creep happens:

In 2015, China moved ahead with its plan of a “social credit system,” better known as Citizen Score, which was linked to 1.3 billion Chinese citizens’ national ID cards, and scored each citizen on their behavior.

Facial recognition is even being used in public restrooms… you have your face scanned before a machine spits out a 24-inch strip of toilet paper. It will not dispense more to the same person until nine minutes have passed.

not eight, not ten: nine minutes.

…A Citizen Score, tied to credit scores, could go down did or said something the government considered inappropriate, by buying certain video games, posting political comments without permission

whose permission, Yvette?

2008 when taxicabs were fitted “with video cameras and satellite technology that transmits a live audio feed of what is being said in the cab back to a computer for monitoring and linguistic analysis.” Radio Free Asia added, “In some cities, the cameras automatically take at least one picture of every occupant as a back-up in case of later criminal activity.”

cuz anybody might…

Chinese state security agents “privately confirmed turning cellphones into listening devices.” Phones were used to eavesdrop, track movements and arrest activists or criminals.

now, define “criminal”…

just sayin’….

…while I still can


A new law has come into force in Germany aimed at regulating social media platforms to ensure they remove hate speech within set periods of receiving complaints — within 24 hours in straightforward cases or within seven days where evaluation of content is more difficult.



  1. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 10:15 am |

    They’re missin’ a bet by not providing TP as a function of behavior.

  2. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 11:20 am |

    ^ ‘course they could learn from their Arab brethren and dispense with TP altogether …

  3. neal
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 1:03 pm |

    Does Orwell shit in the woods?
    Asking for a friend.

  4. DougM and his raccoon platoon
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 1:21 pm |

    ^^ Usin’ a TP dispenser? ;)

  5. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 1:35 pm |

    My calendar must need calibrating. I thought 1984 was 33 years ago.

  6. Daemon
    Posted October 4, 2017 at 8:12 pm |

    Now take my picture as I waddle over to the sink with a poopy butt and pants around my ankles. I will use the sink as an improvised bidet and dry myself with that 24″. Unintended consequences.

    Oh, and this: If social media is criminalized, only criminals will use social media. Those wishing to remain free will find other ways to communicate.