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[News Story] - e-mail snooping crackdown

Midnight_Caller
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[News Story] - e-mail snooping crackdown

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="Lord West urges e-mail snooping crackdown"]
Ministers must do more to stop internet service providers (ISPs) snooping on private e-mails without consent, an ex-cyber security minister has said.
Some ISPs have trialled software that intercepts and scans e-mails to target ads.
They are meant to ask permission first - but former Labour minister Lord West says it is too easy to flout the rules.
The Home Office said interception of e-mails without the sender's knowledge or consent was already a criminal offence.
But Lord West said further action was needed to prevent abuses.
The Labour peer, who raised the issue in the House of Lords on Tuesday, said he had ordered officials to start work on a crackdown when he was in government, but they had run out of time before the last election to make the necessary changes.
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Re: [News Story] - e-mail snooping crackdown

..........and you are implying? ? ?  Shocked
Midnight_Caller
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Re: [News Story] - e-mail snooping crackdown

99.99% of adverts are pointless.  I block 90% of all adverts with my hosts file.
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Re: [News Story] - e-mail snooping crackdown

have you ever wondered how they block E-mails with virus's