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 Raphael'L on July 14, 2013 at 8:39am

If art is never innocent ... so it is necessarily guilty? And the mail-art is a traveler... so is it doubly suspect? ;-)

Comment by De Villo Sloan on July 14, 2013 at 8:09am


Comment by Borderline Grafix on July 13, 2013 at 7:22pm

Comment by Susan McAllister on July 13, 2013 at 7:18pm
What would be innocent photographing of our mail? I'm not sure there is any.
Comment by Suus in Mokum on July 13, 2013 at 6:56pm
Good to know! I will do my better best from now on in chosing and/or decorating the envelops. Is that really a job? Photographing snailmail?
Comment by Heleen de Vaan on July 13, 2013 at 3:38pm

Welcome to this group!
From now on you are watched more closely by Big Brother (and Sister) than before, too!

I was triggered, and decided to start a group on this subject, by the newspaper article you see below.
I found it in a Dutch newspaper recently (it was published the 6th of July 2013). It says that in the US all - snail mail! - envelopes and postcards are photographed for the authorities.
In total yearly it's 16 billion (16 Dutch miljard = 16,000,000,000) pieces of mail.

On one hand it's a nice idea that also our mail art is pictured by the American authorities. We hope they'll appreciate our art!
On the other hand it makes me frown and wonder: how much time there will be between innocent 'photographing', and injust incriminating, simply because of creative mail?
For the non-US world citizens: how about your countries?


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