I published this one before but I think it is worth repeating.


We have come to the end of privacy

Our private lives have been winnowed away

To the realms of the shameful and secret.

Someone, somewhere, state, press or corporation

Is watching.

Everybody knows about the Facebook newsfeed

It’s like a sausage – everyone eats it

Though nobody knows how it is made.

We are being manipulated, surveyed, rendered

By intelligence that is artificial as well human

Driven by complex mathematical formulae

That are invisible and arcane

Where corporations feed on the private lives of their users

While governments play fast and loose.

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear

Oh yeah?

Sex and shitting were once the only pastimes safe from the Internet

Well, not any more, baby!

As Max M found to his cost

Though defecation was a bit too much

Even for his eclectic taste

Secrets are lies, sharing is caring, privacy is theft

Facebook can quite easily draw a map of your soul;

Tell us what you like and we will tell you what you are;

We can now tell which of your friends are gay

And whether you may be leaning that way

We know how much you have in your bank, your tank

And where you will holiday next time round,

When your wife will get pregnant – and by whom

We know every thought inside your head

Whether inside or outside this room.

If you want to keep a secret

You must hide it from yourself

Privacy? There is no privacy anymore,


Privacy is for paedos.


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