Big Brother is watching us


Big Brother is watching us

For the ones who were thinking that only email, facebook sites and other private digital sources are watched by Big Brother (all of our governments, intelligence services, other authorities, other others?): Wake Up!

Also snail mail turns out to be subject to unwanted secretly spying eyes!...

From now on we will be watched even more closely than before: as a member of this group you can share your thoughts, experiences and mail art about this subject.

Who knows who is watching you (and to the intruders among us: who are you watching, and why?!)?

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Latest Activity: Oct 23, 2019

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Comment by Ruud Janssen on November 13, 2013 at 8:00pm

these 12 people are online at IUOMA right now.  That is how big brother already is there....!

Comment by Neil Gordon on November 12, 2013 at 6:57pm

WOW! Its time more people woke up about this! Thanks for starting the awareness and Conversation! There is no such thing as privacy anywhere anymore, i have friends who have had their pictures pop up on Google earth "innocently" and other places on the net. Its not paranoia or conspiracy, simply the truth. The world we exist in is a Technocracy, not "democracy".... Keep this Going, please!

Comment by Borderline Grafix on November 3, 2013 at 5:06am

Comment by Borderline Grafix on September 17, 2013 at 12:02am

Comment by Eva (Mail Adventures) on August 28, 2013 at 12:44pm

Very interesting group, Heleen!

I don't think they scan the mail in Morocco (but I KNOW all the post office staff read my postcards...). But anyway, here you feel guilty just for sending mail...

The first time I wanted to send a parcel with books, I had to explain to the employer, his boss and their "big boss" that there were just two children books in the parcel. I offered to open the packet for them to see, but finally it wasn't necessary. Books in Morocco are terribly suspicious...

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 23, 2013 at 11:06pm

Thanks to all of you for your contributions so far!
Note that your telephones and emails will be tapped from now on :-)


Awesome movie by Ruben van der Vleuten, thanx for sharing, Borderline Grafix!

Good to know that unknown beholders can be viewed secretly, too.
And of course for mail lovers like me it's great to be able to follow a mailed item on his/her journey.

For the ones who didn't see the video yet: see the parcel above. Can you see where the hidden camera's eye has been hidden?!?
(Picture copied without permission from and with great admiration for the maker.)

Also his short movie 'Highlights' is worth seeing (see the video at the bottom of his website).

Comment by Borderline Grafix on July 22, 2013 at 10:43pm

Comment by Borderline Grafix on July 17, 2013 at 5:22pm
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 17, 2013 at 2:40am

Yes, an interesting envelope from Australia! (thanks a lot, Sender!).

Showing some phenomenon which is new to me: a sticker (in real it's fluorescant orange) by the Australian Post, saying 'ID Recorded'!...

Seems to be an other example of postal BB. Always good to watch 'them', investigate in return :-)

Looking for an answer to the question: 'What's this about?' I found several solutions.

According to one of these writers it's the sender who has to show his/her ID and therefore cannot send post anonymously. According to this official looking document and this one stickering is necessary for items which are heavier than 500 grams (my received mail was 64 grams).

According to some people, we don't have to worry about it, we can continue sleeping well. According to others you should be cautious and not fill out more paperwork than you have to (see Dangermouse's comment here), in other locations the sticker confuses the local post office, and others have vivid and interesting discussions about the subject.

Comment by Borderline Grafix on July 15, 2013 at 7:09pm


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