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Big Brother arrives in the UK

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posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 04:26 PM
Details of every website visited and every email sent and received in the UK will now be kept by Internet Service Providers for a whole year under new legislation which came into effect on the 6th April.

The European Union Legislation now in force across the whole of Europe is seen by many as an unparalleled attack on privacy.

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[edit on 28-4-2009 by starapple]

posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 04:36 PM
Google has been keeping all of your searches for a certain period of time. That's not to downplay the importance of this issue, just pointing out that your search history is easily available.
I think this is a rather disgusting move. Did the ISP's agree to do this under pressure of the government, were they manipulated by the MPAA/RIAA, or is it none of the above? I seriously doubt this was done voluntarily and it's going to increase the cost of service because databases cost money to maintain. Guess who's going to be footing the bill for that?


posted on Apr, 28 2009 @ 04:37 PM
I dont know about your title for the thread...Big Brother has been in the UK for many years already. I hate the place.

posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 06:38 AM
Oh I know they're here already, I live on one of the worst estates in england, apparently when they want to film an episode of the Bill and they're looking for a run down hell hole that reflects crime, this estate is where they come to do the filming!

I have a CCTV camera aimed at my kitchen window!! My misfortune to live directly above the main doorway into and out of the building.

Not to mention the dried blood on the walls.. I've seen enough of it in my lifetime to know what it is thats flaking off the paintwork in clotted chunks..

We dont re-decorate the place was what I got told, well thats fine with me, I have no intention of re-decorating the place either just so they can move someone else in who will no doubt enjoy the fruits of my labour.. Oh and the local authority remove all utilities from the appartments when people leave, Fridge, Cooker, Curtains & Carpet all gone... So you move into a run down hell hole with dried blood on the walls plaster flaking off the wall and no furniture or comforts of any kind.. Then they wonder why they have a crime problem!

Big brother is welcome to spy on me 24/7 as I have nothing to hide, most of my technology is not main-stream, I got into computers at an early age so they can attempt to spy on my connections as much as they would like, I dont use windows for one thing and I'll happily notice what they're doing and thwart them at every turn.. Anyone for some open encryption standards or some AES loop encrypted file systems?

Hey lets go double NAT... Feed one connection right back into another and then in turn feed that back into the one computer...

I have more systems, switches, hubs and firewall's laying around in my bedroom than most people have in a small business!

And the bit thats really got me stoked, if I seriously wanted to break the law well that's easy all I would have to do would be crank up this wireless hub to repeat at 400mW instead of the bog standard 25mW it ships with!

Not that it would concern me I am sure you get more radiation out of a microwave oven!

They make out they're spying on everyone for their benefit, well hello, wireless technology, if people wanted to turn their own system into a service provider with AES encrypted streams that host files and porn and god knows what else, they can do so without the fear of someone trawling over their communications, its really not that hard to disconnect from the internet and host it all locally!!

They also provide people with a Free Computer down on this same estate, I took the liberty of examining one such machine which shipped with a reloaded copy of Windows XP which came preloaded with more spy-ware than you could shake a stick at.

They make out its to help under privileged people who cant afford one get to grips with technology. If thats the case why does it look so very much like a pirate copy of XP thats been tweaked to be hacker and advertising friendly whilst the MESH repeater box is running Linux!

Oh they've got nothing but people's best interests at heart I'm sure!!!

[edit on 29-4-2009 by starapple]

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