I live in a very peculiar country: on the one hand, economically speaking, it’s one of the most powerful countries in the world. Yet when travelling across the country, mobile reception is as bad as in the frigging Sahara desert. (And ask those poor bastards in the countryside what their broadband connection looks like – despite all the broadbandisation plans that are regularly repeated by high-ranking politicians without being executed.) A country that prides itself for being so amazingly data security aware and regularly challenges things such as Facebook and Google Street View. Yet parliament has planned a law making it easier for companies collecting addresses to get this kind of info from from registry offices – without the respective people being informed about this. And, we are the ones who invented the PAYBACK bonus system as early as in 2000, for fuck’s sake!
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