I had a phone conversation on a bus; within minutes it was up on Twitter
Published 14/02/2014 | 02:30
I GET to and from work on the bus. Even though I try to avoid it, sometimes I end up talking on the phone anyway. A couple of weeks ago, someone rang me about the whole RTE apology controversy and we had a chat about it. Later, a very garbled version of the conversation turned up on Twitter.
Eavesdropping on people's conversations is nothing new but having the contents of a private conversation turn up a few minutes later on the internet, that is new. It's another sign of how privacy is being eroded bit by bit.
The GSOC controversy is a very different example of the same thing. Were they being tapped? Was their internet activity being monitored? Were their emails being read?