Britain plans mass surveillance of internet...

Discussion in 'Tin Foil Hat Lounge' started by vthunter, Jun 19, 2012.


  1. vthunter

    vthunter Monkey+

    I did a search on this topic and couldn't find another original post (if I missed it, apologies to OP).

    Thought this the place to post it and that you might find it interesting:

    Britain plans mass surveillance of private emails, text messages - World News

    Britain plans mass surveillance of private emails, text messages

    By ITV News and Alastair Jamieson, msnbc.com
    LONDON - Britain’s Government on Thursday confirmed plans to log details about every email, phone call or text message in the country to help anti-terror services track suspects.
    Police and security agencies will also be able to access records of activity on social network sites, webmail, Internet-based phone calls and online gaming.
    Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, said the change – costing $2.7 billion public funds - was needed to keep up with how criminals were using new technology.
    But many others, including lawmakers from May’s own Conservative Party such as David Davis, who described it as “incredibly intrusive”.
    Under the proposed law, which has yet to be approved by parliament, telecoms companies would be obliged to gather a wealth of information on their customers and keep it for up to one year.

    Local councils would be barred from access to the data, but police, the security services, customs and tax officials would be able to use the information.
    The Home Office said it would not need to read the body text of emails or eavesdrop on phone calls without a warrant.
    The chief executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection told ITV News that he welcomed the government's new plans into tracking suspects through their use of emails and websites. Peter Davies said that data is needed "to protect the public" from serious offenders.
    However, Nick Pickles, director of privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch, said the proposals were "the very definition of Big Brother" and described the law as “dangerous”.
    In an editorial article in Britain’s Murdoch-owned mass-market daily tabloid, The Sun, May defended her proposals as “sensible and limited," adding that worries that the Bill would stomp on free expression were "ridiculous" and dreamed up by "conspiracy theorists."
    The Home Office claimed the cost of the data-gathering would be covered by reductions in tax fraud and seizure of criminal assets.
    ITV News is the UK partner of NBC News.
     
  2. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    No doubt they and all governments have been doing this for a long time.

    Else why would they appear so stupid and innocent now?

    The NSA and all the other Gov groups have been doing this for years and even have it automated and computerized to assit in collecting the intel.

    No doubt mine has been read even before I push the send button.


    In fact I think i hear the Black Choppers right n............................................................................................................
     
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  3. Silversnake

    Silversnake Silverback

    That's why I use secure coms by playing on line first person shooter video games in closed games and have my characters walk around in a pattern, using hand an arm signals, specific shot placement (high, low, left right of target on a wall) that encrypts a message by a one time pad only known to my group.

    Just kidding, but a good idea.
     
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    THE BRITISH PEOPLE SHOULD GRAB THEIR GUNS AND ---

    WAIT.

    (duh.)
     
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  5. HK_User

    HK_User A Productive Monkey is a Happy Monkey Site Supporter

    Right!

    There was a Brit Gun grab but it was not by the people.

    Aussies as well.

    I hate to think of all the collector items as well as good old war horses that were battered to a tangle of wood and metal.

    What a waste.
     
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