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Originally posted by thebulldog
Man I know this gets bandied about a lot on this site but really and truly, is anyone ever amazed at how close to the future George Orwell was with his novel 1984. I can't help feel that as technology connects us more and more, the way they become chains on our ability to be free will increase more and more until eventually thought crimes will be a reality.
Sad indeed. I get the joke was probably foolish given where he was but seriously now? A man on a watchlist with a bomb in his underwear- whos father warned intelligence he was radical- gets on a plane in suspicious circumstances but a tweet gets this man hauled in for questioning for seven hours and an enquiry as well as his job ruined?
Why can't they do their job properly when it really matters?
Originally posted by Jsmallz
reply to post by Raist
[If they asked you on your jobs seacrch if you have a MySpace, FaceBook, or Twitter, they might wanted to see what type of person you are based of your profile
The top examples for rejecting a candidate based on social network information:
53% of survey respondents rejected candidates because they posted provocative or inappropriate photographs or information.
44% passed on a candidate because they saw content related to the person drinking or using drugs.
35% rejected candidates because they bad-mouthed their previous employer, co-workers or clients.
29% disqualified a candidate because the person showed poor communication skills.
26% rejected a candidate because that candidate made discrimatory comments on a social networking site.
24% rejected a candidate because that person lied about his/her qualifications.
20% did not hire a candidate because social media revealed that person had shared confidential information from a previous employer.
Originally posted by SyphonX
reply to post by sos37
Oh, you mean like preventing someone on a watch list, who's relatives petition the authorities for intervention, whom passes through multiple levels of security and countries with plastic explosives in his underwear... You mean that vigilance?
Yeah, right. So apparently something like that goes unnoticed, but a joke on twitter gets all the attention in the world. Do you see where this is going? If you don't, then you need to think on it.
Originally posted by sos37
I think this person was completely idiotic for posting what he did knowing full well the times we live in. Personally, I'm glad that someone was vigilant enough to report his a$$ and I'm glad he got arrested and banned for life.
You jokers out there saying that people are taking this too seriously are also the ones crowing the loudest yelling that security doesn't do it's job when an actual terror suspect is caught or an attack does happen.
Face it - you cannot be stupid or foolish in the world's most secure areas. If you are, there's a price to pay.
Originally posted by Raist
Scary how the world wants to view our every thought.