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Security services get to spy on you!

Midnight_Caller
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Security services get to spy on you!

Hi All
Just seen this:
[quote="The Guardian"]
Security services to get more access to monitor emails and social media
Britain has quietly agreed to measures that could increase the ability of the security services to intercept online communications, experts say.
Although the Home Office is at pains to stress that the draft communications and data bill, which is going through parliament, will not involve checking the content of emails and social media, experts say British officials have been simultaneously involved in international moves that could allow increased interception of online data – moves that will not be subject to the scrutiny of MPs.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (Etsi), the body that sets industry standards, has agreed measures that analysts say could force internet service providers to ensure that their systems meet government standards for intercepting communications.
The government's data bill restricts the authorities to only being able to see who is contacting whom, when, where and how, while the content of online communications would remain private unless a court warrant was obtained.
A joint scrutiny committee of MPs and peers, set up following widespread concerns about increased intrusion following the unveiling of the draft bill last month, is understood not to have been informed of the Etsi standards, which critics say could precipitate an escalation in state surveillance.
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Get Me Out Of Here, i'e Britain.
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Re: Security services get to spy on you!

George Orwell might have got the date wrong but he was clearly on the right track, thank God I'm old !
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Re: Security services get to spy on you!

They would certainly get a few shocks if they were allowed to read some of the posts on the forums Wink Wink
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Re: Security services get to spy on you!

So that's why I had a police helicopter hovering over my house this afternoon.
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Re: Security services get to spy on you!

Hello, hello, hello Wink
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Re: Security services get to spy on you!

will they read all my spammy viagra e-mails too ?
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