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'Big Brother' database for phones and e-mails

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JAK

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:25 AM
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'Big Brother' database for phones and e-mails


business.timesonline.co.uk

A massive government database holding details of every phone call, e-mail and time spent on the internet by the public is being planned as part of the fight against crime and terrorism. Internet service providers (ISPs) and telecoms companies would hand over the records to the Home Office under plans put forward by officials.

The information would be held for at least 12 months and the police and security services would be able to access it if given permission from the courts.

The proposal will raise further alarm about a “Big Brother” society, as it follows plans for vast databases for the ID cards scheme and NHS patients.
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JAK

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:25 AM
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I really am failing to see how this is not a complete invasion of privacy. Is there to be no manner of communication whatsoever that is not open to government scrutiny? When hearing the shouts of an Orwellian England I have heard those in favour of ID cards offering the justification that if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear, are we to hear this again?

What about simple privacy? What about simple freedoms? What if I have nothing to hide but do simply not want the UK government to hold a 12 month record detailing every communication I undertake.

Really, if this recording of all electronic communication is not a step too far then what will be?

business.timesonline.co.uk
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posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:34 AM
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I think Jak, more than anything else it is for intimidation.

There is absolutely no rational reason for this. We all know it.



Have you seen this? They are real patents, not make beleive.SOURCE

Scroll all the way thru that one and see if you think there's any merit to those?
Thanks!


[edit on 20-5-2008 by dgtempe]



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 02:54 AM
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They can have my phone number and email. I only get calls from people who need something from me, and emails from my oh so religious family members who forward themselves to death, you know, send this to 10 people in one hour or you will go to hell for sure!



posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:01 AM
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If you really think this is news, you're behind on the times JAK. Sorry to spoil it for you. I've been reading on every single kind of possible source of intelligence gathering arena you can think of to understand all of this. Here's a great book that will delve you a whole lot more into the length of the Government's snooping into everything you do.

No Place to Hide

This book details every agency, every private industry company, and names Law Enforcement as well as Government Agency specifics and all of the entire process along with all kinds of other things you can imagine to add to your knowledge of "Big Brother" and the no-no's they're up to.

[edit on 20-5-2008 by SpartanKingLeonidas]


JAK

posted on May, 20 2008 @ 03:19 AM
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I failed to notice that this topic is already being discussed here: My apologies to all who have contributed to this thread but I shall be closing it.

Please visit the above for further information and comment and to transfer your posts if wished.

Thank you,

Jak


Closing...


[edit on 20/5/08 by JAK]



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