(click to enlarge)
No snooping on the 134 Bilderberg participants in the
neatly sealed off premises of the Grove Hotel - former home of the Earls of
Clarendon - near the British village of Watford, not far from London. Three
days of seclusion from 7 June onward, "a forum for informal,
off-the-record discussions about megatrends and the major issues facing the
world." No intrusive cameras. No journalists. No declarations afterward.
No demonstrators, as the hotel area and its surroundings are placed under a
restricted access order.
"100 percent privacy, 100 percent security and 100 percent convenience, yes it can be done" (*) - for those who are not part of the suspected masses that are put under constant automated surveillance by their states.
(*) Paraphrase of the Obama speech of 7 June 2013 on the scandal of mass snooping of citizens' data communications by the NSA and the sharing of this surveillance data with their British counterparts: “I think it’s important to recognize that you can’t have 100 percent security and also then have 100 percent privacy and zero inconvenience.”
Get our weekly email
CommentsWe encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.