posted on Apr, 2 2012 @ 06:14 PM
reply to post by Dareamus
They've been able to do what the new bill is proposing for years..
I shall enlighten yee...
We have a Treaty with the Yanks, part of Echelon, where we share intel. As they can't spy on their own people and our guys find it a legal nightmare,
we get them to spy on us and we spy on them. We then meet and swap notes.
All this is doing is making something that has been going on for years (over a decade) a little more legal and easier for the Security services to
act. Besides, they will still need a warrant to actually view content if done via this legal way, whereas they can view what they like by asking Uncle
Sam to have a peek.
I know I am going to cop flak for this, but if it hasn't impacted you in the ten years they have been doing it on the sly, I don't think it is going
to impact you much now.
But, I recognise it is a slippery slope and I am not totally comfortable with the idea as I do not believe there is enough checks or balances built
It all boils down to how much you trust them...............
I know, I know.....
EDIT: I would agree overnight to the Government reading my mails and listening to my calls, provided I could do the same to theirs.....
Seems fair, no?
edit on 2/4/12 by stumason because: (no reason given)