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Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

DATA LIVES FOREVER
LOVE MAY NOT LAST
but uranium has many half-lives to share
Every drop of your personal data stored forever
On computer ,as on Smartphone,your "service"provider
stores and sells you to the highest bidder.Slavery!
Transparency,like privacy is obsolete.Computer forensics.
Downloading your apps at Customs and Immigration.
Stripping /data mining for alleged "terrorists"
Hackers and trolls cruising for data breaches.
Rare brave whistleblowers spill the beans
End up imprisoned in Ecuadorian Embassies.
or fleeing to foreign countries or held in prison endlessly
Democracy is data sharing by consent only
Have you read your PRIVACY AGREEMENT,yet?

Wireless, But Wired In?

Facebook made headlines with the Cambridge Analytica scandal this past March, but there is another privacy leak that seems to have seeped through the cracks undetected. Announced by multiple news outlets, it was revealed that the biggest mobile carriers - Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint - have been sharing the data and location of their customers and users for the past few years without consent. Real time location tracking has been a hidden feature in phones associated with these companies, and they have been sending the data through the servers of Locationsmart and Securus, third party corporations that now have the information of individuals across the United States. For the time being, the government has called into court the people involved, but announced that they will be reviewing corporate activities to see what further actions must be taken.
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