19 November 2008

Opening a Digital Pandora's Box

This stuff is getting, er, interesting:

There are already whispers circulating that “amended” copies of the BNP member list are doing the rounds on Bitorrent. People are settling scores with neighbours by adding them to a bogus BNP list. The potential for abuse is sky-high.

Yes, indeedy. Imagine what fun people will have in the future distributing similarly erroneous versions of the Compulsory UK DNA database once it's introduced as an indispensable aid in the Fight against Terruh (and then lost along with all the other government databases....)


Anonymous said...

I'm from the U.S., so I have no idea what BNP is. I presume it's the British National Party, so I guess it's the equivalent of the list of people who are Democrats or Republicans in the U.S., or perhaps a lesser political party like Libertarian or Green.

Glyn Moody said...

It's slightly more charged than that, since the BNP is pretty right-wing. A close analogy for the US might be posting a complete list of Ku Klux Klan members online....