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All internet and phone traffic should be recorded to help the fight against terrorism, according to one of the UK's former spy chiefs.
Civil rights campaigners have criticised ministers' plans to log details of such contact as "Orwellian".
But Sir David Pepper, who ran the GCHQ listening centre for five years, told the BBC lives would be at risk if the state could not track communication.
Originally posted by Vitchilo
Not 50 years ago, those politicians would have been attacked in the streets. 150 years ago they would have been lynched on the spot. We need some cowboy justice around here.
Originally posted by SugarCube
reply to post by Lebowski achiever
In terms of hiding your data, for text messages the best thing is still code rather than verbatim text encryption since encryption relies on an algorithmic process and can be reverse engineered. Codes, although generally relying on a single "firewall" of ambiguity are very effective when used in multiphase encoding processes. The trouble is that they are quite cumbersome when encoding a large amount of data and so encryption is generally used in its stead.
With word ambiguity in place and referenced by replacement indexes (i.e. like page, line, word position in a book) you have an incredibly effective tool as long as the integrity of the encoding reference is secure.