Monthly Archives: November 2009

Airstrip One lands

Of course, the name of this madness is pure NewSpeak:

“The new rules, known as the Intercept Modernisation Programme, will not only force communications companies to keep their records for longer, but to expand the type of data they keep to include details of every website their customers visit, effectively registering every online click. While public authorities will not be able to view the contents of these emails or phone calls, they can see the internet addresses, dates, times and identify recipients of calls.” Extract from State to ‘spy’ on every phone call, email and web search – Telegraph

Pikiness has a price

“‘I think sometimes that being overly type-sensitive is like an allergy,’ said Michael Bierut, a partner in the Pentagram design group in New York. ‘My font nerdiness makes me have bad reactions to things that spoil otherwise pleasant moments.’” Extract from NYTimes