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UK rules out government database of emails, phones

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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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UK rules out government database of emails, phones


www.reuters.com

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has ruled out a controversial proposal to set up a government database to store Internet and telephone traffic, saying it prefers to have such information held by private companies.

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith says the data is needed to combat terrorism and other crimes. Critics have called the idea excessive and an infringement of civil liberties.

Home Office research has estimated the proposal would cost up to 2 billion pounds to implement.

In a statement, Smith stressed that the information from mobile phones and computers that might need would be the "w
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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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This is good news for all of you in the UK... so they have common sense and they're not all idiots. Of course from a conspiracy perspective-- we could argue they're already doing it and they probably have your calls stored just like our government probably does. Don't these idiots know about the echelon system which has been tracking all of our calls, emails, etc since the cold war? This stuff should be nothing new to conspiracy bluffs like us.

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posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 03:26 PM
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You would think it is good news yet this story seems to contradict it.
news.bbc.co.uk...

I think all it means is that the running of it is going out to contract & im not sure that is better or worse.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:11 PM
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UK rules out government database of emails, phones


*TheAssociate makes a few minor adjustments for accuracy*

UK rules out telling the public about government database of emails, phones



Unfortunately, i think the second one is more truthful. I hope for the sake of everyone that it isn't but never take what any government says at face value.


TA



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:21 PM
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The government is not going to keep a database but the ISPs have been asked to on behalf of the government!. Do not forget that the information is still being kept for use if need be.



posted on Apr, 27 2009 @ 04:49 PM
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Originally posted by and14263
Do not forget that the information is still being kept for use if need be.


Shouldn't that read "the information is still being kept for use".



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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You know it brother.



posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 12:56 PM
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Anything Smith, Harman and cronies touches bears the stench of Owellian taint.

I hate the lot of them with a passion.



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