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Old 02-23-2012, 12:17 PM
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British security agencies are pushing for a law, which would allow vast amount of private data to be collected and stored, according to media reports. Big Brother will know who you call, what sites you surf and how you play video games.
The government wants details about text messages, phone calls, email, visited websites, Facebook and Twitter exchanges and even online games chats, British media report.
According to the initiative called the Communications Capabilities Development Programme, the data will be stored for a year and will be available to the secret services.
The security scheme requires Internet providers, landline and mobile phone operators to police their clients in an effort to combat terrorism.
What is said in text messages and phone calls will not be recorded, but much other data, including geographical whereabouts or people involved will be.
Big Brother aims to screen all online activity in UK — RT

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:02 PM
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Ah, yes, relinquishing all freedom of speech and privacy again in the name of "fighting terrorism". How very predictable.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:23 AM
Location: Austin
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Ben Franklin: "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:31 AM
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IIRC - The British never had a guarentee of free speech or privacy so this is not much of a change.

BTW - what makes you think that some part of our government is not monitoring all correspondence and conducting "key word and phrese" as well as associative searches already. Do you think they would tell anyone, including the administration, if they were? Why would they? They have been outside the law for decades.
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