[lg policy] On National Writing Day, like every other day, the NSA is tracking what you write

baron dennis debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sun Oct 20 21:54:34 UTC 2013


There's a new post on the Web of Language:

On National Writing Day, like every other day, the NSA is tracking what you write
October 20 is the fifth annual National Day on Writing. This year National Writing Day falls on two days, Oct. 20 and 21, because October 20th is a Sunday, and in some states you can’t write on Sundays, just as you can’t buy cars or alcohol, even if it’s not your sabbath. . . .

The sponsors of National Writing Day want you to like National Writing Day on Facebook. They want you to blog about it. They want you to tweet about it, using the hashtag #write2connect. This will create an instant online community of writers writing about writing. It will also make it easier for the National Security Agency to collect and analyze your posts. Because on National Writing Day, like every other day of the year, the NSA, DARPA, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and China, to name but a few, are tracking what you write, collecting it, analyzing it, and evaluating your status as a potential terrorist, a potential customer, or someone whose computer has a big “HACK ME” sign taped to the screen.


Read the whole post on http://bit.ly/weblan



Dennis Baron
Professor of English and Linguistics
Department of English                    
University of Illinois 
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