Friday, 18 November 2016

Big Brother Is Watching You,

and me even out here based in Thailand,

  using a Thai IP address, and having a Thailand based blog about our life in Thailand our masters in Brussels are still looking at you and me, this is the message I received from Blogspot, the web page that hosts our blog:

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so even out here, I and my blog come under the all seeing eye of Big Brother, I must obey, I must obey!, in case you are not familiar with the phrase Big Brother Is Watching You it come from a book that was made into a film, 1984, I have read the book and seen the film and have a copy of both here in Thailand, great acting by all concerned with a story line that Big Brother is watching your every move, nonsense of course, but wait a moment is it really so far fetched? with Internet companies amongst others watching our every step perhaps it is now more up to date than George Orwell ever imagined, as an aside he was born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, Bihar, in India (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), but decided on a pen name of George Orwell, he holds the distinction of have sold more copies of any two books by any other 20th-century author, Animal Farm (1945) and 1984 (1949), but back to the cookies the warning ends with this:

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To view the announcement, in case you live outside the EU to visit your blog and change the country code, such as or If you use a custom domain. You will not see an announcement outside the EU.

so as I live outside of the UK and use how will I know if the announcement works as I will not see an announcement outside of the UK? and if it does not what can I do about it? 

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