UK politicians green-light plans to record every citizen's Internet history

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  1. Takaharu

    Takaharu Unus offa, unus iuguolo

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    The parliamentary committee scrutinizing the draft Investigatory Powers Bill said that companies like Apple and Facebook should not be required to decrypt messages sent on their services, but approved plans to record every UK citizen's browsing history for 12 months.

    This, I find, is the most disturbing aspect.
    Tl;dr - Big Brother nation gone mad.
     
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  2. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood HH's curmudgeon

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    They are taking cues from the States....
     
  3. niceguyrichy

    niceguyrichy c c c COFFEE

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    actually, when it comes to stuff like this, we're mostly way worse than you guys.
    worryingly
    can you imagine? some cop with a chip on his shoulder, who doesn't even need a freaking search warrant to check out anybody's net history ?!? :eek:
    boggles the mind
     
  4. Judas

    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    Going from the numerous articles i've read regarding the united kingdom....

    In some aspects it is worse.... in terms of the video recording level and cameras... but it's almost entirely all in your face and every person is made very aware of it.... even this announcement is public.

    In america, everyone is told they aren't doing anything remotely like that, but in reality they are... and to a degree HIGHER than that of UK...

    So what is worse? Being told "Hey were are doing this" vs being told "No we aren't doing this..." but they are and anyone that blows the whistle that they are such as snowden.... risks being basically a prisoner for life.
     

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