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live" surveillance of British web users

looks like Big brother is going to watch you

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39817300

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Re: live" surveillance of British web users

Police

All in a bid to keep us safe though eh!

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Re: live" surveillance of British web users

That's May's favourite project! Being a vicar's daughter she wants to make sure we all behave!

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I haven't read the full story but from what I've glimpsed it seems that it has to be authorised in the same way as phone tapping, i.e. if someone is suspected of a crime serious enough, their web use will be monitored.

Perhaps we should bring back the old manual exchanges where the operators knew just about everything about the subscribers. Laugh

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But something like this is open to abuse , and it a Hackers dream

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just been reading this from the Register

This act of stripping away safeguards on people's private data is also fantastic news for hackers, criminals, and anyone else who wants to snoop on Brits.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/04/uk_bulk_surveillance_powers_draft/

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I think they just want to see what faces people pull when they're, er, "pulling on themselves"... Funny

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More like 'big brother live from the house' in reverse.

It had to come I suppose and whilst my age makes me less bothered personally, I do fear for future generations where they'll all be able to spy on each other in real time over the internet. 

Makes a change from spying on each other in real time through net curtains I suppose Wink

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Big brother has been watching for some time but it's very Orwellian now.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Orwell

 

This is all being used with the false and fake propaganda about terrorism.

The only terrorist threat comes from the very corrupt and authoritarian government, that claims to want to protect us. Don't fall for it!

 

You get the idea.

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This uncontrolled access to the Internet is the cause of this need for surveillance of our browsing. The general access should be encrypted and allowed only to those who present a National Id Card at the time of login to a session.

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Good idea, how about extending that to general access to the community.

Lets all have ID cards and they can do away with all those surveillance cameras currently estimated to be around five million. Add to those private security camera and dash cams and that figure would easily double.

On-line privacy has been had been a dead duck for years and one we killed ourselves by downloading those update apps which we accept alongside permission to access our contacts, our location, device ID and other mysterious information few of us are even remotely sure about.

Sad

  

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I am 100% against ID cards, or anything like it and will not have one. I supported NO2ID campaign when the criminal Labour government under Brown and Blair, tried to introduce ID cards. The state does not own us and would be an Orwellian nightmare if we had to use ID cards every time to go online.

 

I would give up the internet if that ever happened. It's not like most don't have some sort or ID anyway, like passport or drivers licenses. Nothing like the ID cards that were planned though.

 

https://www.no2id.net/

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People only fear National Id cards when they have something to hide.  The same with uncontrolled Internet access. The authorities are not interested in the browsings of Joe Soap public.

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Nothing to hide nothing to fear is utter BS, used to get people to except mass surveillance and intrusion into there life's. We all have something to hide but shame that don't apply to the ones doing abuse, in government if you know what I mean.

 

The corrupt MP's in Westminster have plenty to hide.

 

Read this. Very true and correct for them who are awake.

 

“Nothing to hide, nothing to fear” (NTHNTF) is a myth that is built on certain false assumptions, and these assumptions are never questioned when it is wheeled out as an argument to support whatever draconian surveillance measure is being pushed out in the face of citizen opposition (commercial organisations rarely try such an approach, since it dooms them to failure from the very beginning). These assumptions include:

 

 

http://www.computerweekly.com/blog/Identity-Privacy-and-Trust/Debunking-a-myth-If-you-have-nothing-t...

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@AlaricAdair

"People only fear National Id cards when they have something to hide"

And on that score history will prove us all horribly wrong along with 'the innocent have nothing to fear'.

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