Big Brother, Outsourcing Your Security™

Wikipedia describes Tom Scott as a British “geek comedian, programmer, and” a host of satellite channel Sky One’s Gadget Geeks.

All we can say is that he’s damn funny and in the slyly subversively serious way that marks the best of British humor.

He recently turned his energies to one question: “What happens when you privatise Big Brother?”

Here’s what he came up with:

Oversight: Thank you for volunteering, citizen.

H/T to Cary Doctorow of Boing Boing, who writes:

Tom Scott (who created last year’s EULAs for the Afterlife video) has made a terrific and terrifying video called “Oversight: Thank you for volunteering, citizen;” a horribly plausible look at what the future of crowdsourced, privatised ubiquitous surveillance might look for. As always, Scott nails the weirdly upbeat and blandly evil voice of global corporatism and produces something that is chillingly convincing.


One response to “Big Brother, Outsourcing Your Security™

  1. Bruce E. Woych

    The least important reality is that Booz Allen’s employee was Edward Snowden. What is not even questioned is that CARLYLE GROUP owns the company and operates with International Board members out of Dubai!

    Such a detail of this reality should be a bigger scandal then Snowden’s revelations… It is difficult to believe that this is the core outsource for National Security and there are major questions raised just by the nature of how this ever was put into place, let alone how much authentic National Security is compromised and in the wrong hands…for questionable reasons! PASS THIS AROUND: The Lowdown on Booz Allen is startling!

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