Advocates of censorship always say that they are thinking about how to protect the minds of good, true citizens. Of course, this is just another version of propaganda – if your citizens can’t access “bad” information, they will be accessing something else – something, what could direct them to “the right” thoughts.
It’s sad that in the 21th century some politicians are still thinking that this is a viable path. And although Russia has a long history of media control, I just can’t imagine, what some bureaucrat could possibly have been thinking, when he banned following video:
According to drug and/or vodka influenced mind of some Russian government official, this video promotes suicide and shouldn’t be watched by the good citizens. Illogical? Well, we are talking about censorship here – it lacks logic by definition.
Safety briefings on the planes are mostly boring. I am not sure, if I listened to one from the beginning till the end, but the following video, despite of being just another safety briefing, is completely different matter. Good job, Air New Zealand.
As I wrote before, I respect human creativity and I like creative adds. Well, because creativity and intelligence defines us as species. This time I stumbled upon some add from Samsung, where Samsung makes fun of Apple’s cult and I can say that they are quite successful in this endeavor.
Do you live in Europe and have a grudge against Facebook? Want to make the life of people working there as miserable as possible? Reddit users found a way how to really annoy them.
According to European data protection law every individual has the right to get a copy of all personal data a company holds about him. Sounds reasonable, right? I would presume that normally there is pretty small number of people, who want to exercise this right. But imagine what could happen, if thousands of people would request their personal data from Facebook. Reddit users decided that it would be actually fun to try. The outcome is predictable: