…talk about wider partnership with EFA failed because it was conditional on EFA providing the email addresses of its members to GetUp!. This was not only a patently offensive demand to an organisation whose central remit includes privacy, but illustrative of where the organisation’s core interests lay.
Fascinating article challenging public perception of GetUp!, and a particularly disturbing situation described here.
The proposals to start wiretapping social media use, store your data, control communications infrastructure and lock you up when you won’t cough up the password to your laptop or phone are classic War On The Internet measures. They seek to re-impose analog-era control structures on a world fundamentally altered by interconnectedness