Nothing to fear..but fear itself

And, it would seem, phone tappers..After the Vodafone Greece hack of their Ericsson AXE switches led to the Greek elite’s phones being monitored by persons unknown, a new phobia has spread through the Greek meme-pool: surveillance phobia.

The afflicted show all the signs of a classic phobia,’ said Dr Dimitris Souras, an Athenian psychotherapist. ‘I have had at least 25 people, of all ages, displaying what I can only call a “fear of fear”, that is fear of their own fear that their private conversations may have been monitored.’

All had complained of anxiety, sleep disorders, irritability and an inability to function properly.

Total surveillance: it’s not good for you.

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