I think there are too many disclaimers: they just foster the idea that people don't need to think for themselves. Others also have views about their stupidity. Here's a. But I do love spoof disclaimers. I have compiled the following from a variety of different , and from various emails I have received, but I don't think I've found the original perpetrator. If you know who started this all off, could you email me for inclusion? Thanks.
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is a fun twist on the spoof disclaimer theme, as is the disclaimer at the end of the aircraft customer survey. And takes all such disclaimers to their logical conclusion.
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Moral:This mail could have come from absolutely anybody masquerading as the sender, could have been read quite legally by the State under the RIP legislation, by the security services of any other state through which the data passes, by the sender's or receiver's employer on the pretext of protection of business interests, and read or altered by anybody working at any of the infrastructure services involved in its transmission. Given that internet routing is complex and adaptive, you don't even know who most of these parties are. Why not use encryption next time?