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Privacy

I Don't believe everything I read in the papers but the following item was on page 33 of todays Daily Mail.
"Phone and internet firms will be forced to store for a year any calls, e-mails or website visits in the UK under a Law introduced last night "
Does anyone know anything more about this ? Is it genuine ?
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Time to install TOR me thinks...
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What does TOR stand for ?
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Sorry.. The Onion Router  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_(anonymity_network)
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Another article from their homepage:
http://www.torproject.org/
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They protect their communications from irresponsible corporations. All over the Internet, Tor is being recommended to people newly concerned about their privacy in the face of increasing breaches and betrayals of private data. From lost backup tapes, to giving away the data to researchers, your data is often not well protected by those you are supposed to trust to keep it safe.

Doesn't sound like our government at all Grin
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I guess the government will find some way to get around TOR. Better not continue with this post as its likely to be stored for a year & they might have me down as a left winger.
Hope that car with the blue flashing lights hasn't stopped outside my house !
Arr....
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Re: Privacy

The daily mail is a sensationalst paper, I'd take anything you read in there with a cellar of salt.
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Quote from: techguy
The daily mail is a sensationalst paper,

They do have a habit of making sweeping statements on occasion - not dissimilar to your sweeping statement. Grin
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To be honest, I'm loathed to believe anything I read in a newspaper as obviously priority number for them is selling papers.
I prefer to get my news from the web from a variety of sources such as the Beeb, Sky, The Reg and of course The Onion.
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And web sites just want your hits... so you're saying El Reg isn't sensationalist?
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A similar comment occurred to me - El Reg - not sensationalist?!?!?ONEELEVENTHIRTEEN!!PARIS?!?!ITANGLE?!?!?!?
But at least they do it on purpose and openly!
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Like I say, get your news from a range of sources and make your own mind as the writer will always put a certain slant on something anyway.
I find El Reg quite amusing and stumbled across it when I read about the potential demise of LibertySurf who I used as an ISP at the time and was trying to obtain a secondary source.