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Old 14-06-2012, 01:49 AM
Gypsum Fantastic
 
Default blank cheque to track online activity

good to know there's still some money knocking around then.

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The government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone's email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published on Thursday..
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...net-phone-data
 
Old 14-06-2012, 04:11 AM
tatty
 
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I despised NL for their authoritarianism but it seems this government is going the same way with this piece of legislation.

David Davis wouldn't have allowed this and i'd have thought the libertarian wing of the LD's would be fighting it.

'Nothing to hide - nothing to fear' is a persuasive argument for the hard of thinking.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 07:49 AM
irk
 
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they have to be prepared in case the deluded herd break the habit of many lifetimes and try get organised enough to fight back.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:10 AM
BarryX
 
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so long as its only used to track down paedo's, rapists, murderers etc, I couldn't give a flying fuck - good luck to them I say.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:17 AM
antonin jablonsky
 
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Originally Posted by BarryX
so long as its only used to track down paedo's, rapists, murderers etc, I couldn't give a flying fuck - good luck to them I say.
Yeah, that'll be all that it'll be used for.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:17 AM
Fuzzy Dunlop
 
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How can they track your email? are they allowed to read them?

if syria/china was doing this it would be oppression.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:19 AM
BarryX
 
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isn't it just a case of being able to track when and where messages where sent from ?
(As opposed to getting into the content itself)...
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:21 AM
antonin jablonsky
 
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Originally Posted by BarryX
isn't it just a case of being able to track when and where messages where sent from ?
(As opposed to getting into the content itself)...
Apparently that is unclear, which means no, it isn't just that.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:22 AM
antonin jablonsky
 
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It amazes me how meekly we allow our civil liberties to be taken away, as Fuzzy says if this was China or Libya we'd be appalled.

https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page...oping#petition

Last edited by antonin jablonsky; 14-06-2012 at 08:25 AM.
 
Old 14-06-2012, 08:27 AM
irk
 
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Originally Posted by BarryX
isn't it just a case of being able to track when and where messages where sent from ?
(As opposed to getting into the content itself)...
at first. then it's a short hop to further legislation allowing them to read content.
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