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A group of over 300 internet service providers and telecommunications firms is fighting back against the British government’s plans to monitor all emails, phone calls and internet activity nationwide.
The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which represents some 330 companies, including BT, Virgin and Carphone Warehouse, says that the government is misleading the public about the extent to which it plans to monitor their communications and internet activity.
LINX has described the Government’s surveillance proposals as an “unwarranted” invasion of people’s privacy.
A statement from the group to the Home Office reads:
“We view the description of the Government’s proposals as maintaining the capability as disingenuous – the volume of data the Government now proposes we should collect and retain will be unprecedented.”
“This is a purely political description that serves only to win consent by hiding the extent of the proposed extension of powers for the state.”
Originally posted by wizardwars
Good for the britts here in the states we wont have a choice.
Is information warfare to blame for the damage to underwater internet cables that has interrupted internet service to millions of people in India and Egypt, or is it just a series of accidents?
When two cables in the Mediterranean were severed last week, it was put down to a mishap with a stray anchor.
Now a third cable has been cut, this time near Dubai. That, along with new evidence that ships' anchors are not to blame, has sparked theories about more sinister forces that could be at work.
For all the power of modern computing and satellites, most of the world's communications still rely on submarine cables to cross oceans.
Originally posted by chiron613
I wonder about this... is it real, or is it some kind of propaganda to misdirect our attention from something else?
I don't want to sound excessively paranoid. I just find myself uneasy when there is a well-publicized supposed victory against big government. I always wonder - is it to distract us from something more important? Are they "throwing us a bone", to make us happy while they do something even more evil? How is it that, all of a sudden, some ISP's grow a backbone and stand up to big government?
I'm thinking that maybe big government no longer needs the cooperation of th ISP's to accomplish their eavesdropping, so they allow the ISP's to claim a victory. Maybe it's just a paranoid fantasy... but I *really* distrust good news coming from the MSM.