Raf Simons Redux
Scanned by Victor Soto
Text: *July 2001: publication Woe onto those who spit on the fear generation… the wind will blow it back, published by Detlef bvba, Antwerp. Stills from video shoot by Willy Vanderperre, assisted by Els Voorspoels and team. Simultaneously, release of Safe, video directed by Raf Simons. Video shooting: Willy Vanderperre, assisted by Els Voorspoels and team. Time: 00:03:12. Format: VHS. Colour.
"Surveillance", Edward Ferguson and Boppo photographed by Rankin for Dazed & Confused Apr96, wearing leather coat from Blackout II, jeans by Wrangler, striped top by Dirk Bikemburgs and shoes by Lawler Duffy (Edward), leather coat from Blackout II, kinky jeans by Hysteric Glamour and striped jumper by Dirk Bikemburgs (Boppo), styling by Alister Mackie
An off-and-on customer of OfficeMax, Mike Seay has gotten the office supply company’s junk mail for years. But the mail that the grieving Lindenhurst, Ill., father said he got from OfficeMax last week was different. It was addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash.” Strange as that sounds, the mail reached the right guy. Seay’s daughter Ashley, 17, was killed in a car crash with her boyfriend last year. OfficeMax somehow knew. And in a world where bits of personal data are mined from customers and silently sold off and shuffled among corporations, Seay appears to be the victim of some marketing gone horribly wrong.
Spying and storing: Assange says ‘Google works like NSA’
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange equated Google with the National Security Agency and GCHQ, saying the tech giant has become “a privatized version of the NSA,” as it collects, stores, and indexes people’s data. He made his remarks to BBC and Sky News.
“Google’s business model is the spy. It makes more than 80 percent of its money by collecting information about people, pooling it together, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behavior, and then selling those profiles principally to advertisers, but also others,”Assange told BBC.
“So the result is that Google, in terms of how it works, its actual practice, is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ,” the whistleblower argued.