Ubiquitous surveillance rap

The latest edition of Juice Rap News, "Big Brother is WWWatching You," is a catchy little rap ditty about how the Internet is being remade as a total information awareness panopticon:

September 2012 rocks around with some crucial developments in the ongoing struggle over the future of the internet. Will it remain the one open frequency where humanity can bypass filters and barriers; or become the greatest spying machine ever imagined? The future is being decided as we type. Across Oceania, States have been erecting and installing measures to legalise the watching, tracking and storage of data of party-members and proles alike. If such plans materialize, will this place ever be the same? And what will be the evolutionary consequences for our human journey? Join our plucky host Robert Foster as he conducts an incisive analysis of the situation at hand. Joining him are newly appointed Thought Police General at the Pentopticon, Darth O'Brien Baxter, and a surprisingly lucid Terence Winston Moonseed. Once again, in the midst of this Grand Human Experiment, we are forced to ask tough questions about our future. Will it involve a free internet which will continue to revolutionise the way the world communicates with itself? Or is our picture of the future a Boot stamping on this Human InterFace forever?

I like the guest appearance from George TORwell.

RAP NEWS 15: Big Brother is WWWatching You


  1. Feels like noone is commenting because they’re all too worried to have an opinion on such a topic. Either that or they’re all busy setting up TOR nodes

  2. This edition of Rap News is heavily influenced by the Australian Governments current inquiry into proposals for a slew of new internet laws that include mandatory two year data retention of all internet and telecommunications use in Australia, warrant changes, and making it illegal to refuse to decrypt encrypted data.

    For more information there are a bunch of resources (ie links to media articles etc and stuff related to public submissions to the inquiry) here: http://pirateparty.org.au/wiki/National_Security_Inquiry

  3. With every new episode of Rap News I am once again overwhelmed by its brilliance.

    @stedge You might want to take into account that the whole act relies on heavily exaggerated characters and playing with clichés.

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