A hilarious spoof of Facebook, from the perspective of the government departments who want access to our data, courtesy of the Open Rights Group.
Yes, it's hardly news to anyone of a Lib Dem persuasion, but this article in the Indy is as good a summary of the current situation as any.
Proof that it's not just Lib Dems who care about these things - almost the entire technology blogosphere opposes the government's plans for email/data retention.
Many purchasing decisions made by local councils and other government bodies are being influenced by 'consultations' with private companies set up by people who may have significant conflicts of interest as they are themselves employees of similar or related public bodies. Should a company of council executives be advising on council executive pay?