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GUEST,jim bainbridge Tech: How Fakebook follows you around (29) RE: Tech: How Fakebook follows you around 04 Nov 20


Surveillance is not a new thing confined to FB & its ilk!

I went to the island of Sark with my pal Ken Lees in about 1977/78 to play for a dance to raise money for the 'Flying Christine' hospital launch which sat in the harbour -   its purpose to transport sick islanders to Guernsey.

The island was still on the old button A & B system - in fact they were just changing to the automatic STD system, but in the meantime, all calls went via the operator.

Anyway, we played in the pub a lot & got to know the island folks- we tried to gather a group for another session & decided to ask Rosie to the pub, a nice girl we knew, so called her on Sark 5 or whatever it was.

No answer & when the operator intervened, she said- 'no good ringing Rosie, she's just passed my window, I expect she's going to the pub'

Indeed she was there when we arrived- don't tell ME about surveillance!


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