Anti-Surveillance 101

Locus Online reports that Charlie Stross and Cory Doctorow are giving a benefit talk entitled “Resisting the All-Seeing Eye” for the Open Rights Group on May 1, 2009, in London.

The entry price is either joining Open Rights Group – by handing door staff a completed form – or making a one-time £10 donation at the door.

I predict brisk at-the-door sales — in cash. At least, I doubt the first choice of people trying to fly under the radar will be to turn in a form with their personal info to a group in the public spotlight. The form even asks applicants to provide bank info so dues can be debited automatically. Are you kidding? Perhaps this is really a test of whether prospective members are too gullible to be trusted with anything important…

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