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Big Brother

No - not the one on channel 5. This is the real one.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17576745
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Re: Big Brother

I've nothing to hide Smiley........well not that much Lips are sealed
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Re: Big Brother

How are they going to monitor emails if you have your own  mail server or use another email provider. I use to be the former but now the latter with my email provider servers being based in the USA.
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Plusnet will have to monitor your line and record details of all your traffic.
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Re: Big Brother

Except I do not always use PN connection to retrieve or send emails. I can use any of the 3 million BTFon or Fon Wi-Fi points, other hotspots, friends and employer connections.
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They'll all have to monitored.
You might say that it's totally impractical and unworkable, but when has that ever stopped politicians making laws?
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Re: Big Brother

There are already ways to get around monitoring that mean that it is all pointless.
For example it is VERY easy to make yourself anonymous using the Tor project,
or you could use satellite broadband via a foreign ISP and therefore would not be subject to the same legislation.
I'm sure there are other obvious and simple methods to bypass this - and if it's straightforward for the average Internet enthusiast, then it will be even easier for state sponsored terrorists, etc.
Let's hope this story is an unfunny April Fools joke  Angry
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Re: Big Brother

Has this story appeared on any other site? It's not on Yahoo.
1st April again?
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Re: Big Brother

it has just been on the 1800 BBC news
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BBC! That's the only place I've seen/heard it.
Edit: oops sorry. It is on Yahoo etc.
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Thing is, how many times do we hear after a terrorist attack that the security services had the information but ignored it or didn't follow it up etc?
Do they really need all of this extra information? No. They don't really need it. The security services have been able to monitor suspects communications for years, this is just paving the way forward for a state controlled civilisation.
It reminds me of the film "V for Vendetta" - everything is controlled tightly in the name of terrorism and no-one has any freedom etc. Although we're nowhere near it, it looks like our direction is gradually taking us there.
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Re: Big Brother

So, how much data does 2 years worth of all the Internet traffic moving through the UK add up to then?
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I've just worked out that over two years I will receive in the order of 200,000 emails  Shocked
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Re: Big Brother

The best Intelligence gathering is Bobbies on the Beat, lots of them.