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Originally posted by BMorris
reply to post by nofear39
The Telecommuncations Act 2000 hid a very nasty section, that basically says, if you refuse to give up your passwords so that communications can be decrypted, you go directly to jail for 6 months. While a judge reviews the case, you don't actually get a trial over it. Its just... Straight to jail.
If after your 6 months, you still don't give up your password, you go down for another 6 months. Repeat, ad-infinitum.
A friend advises me the act was modified in 2005, to acknowlege that it is possible for a person to have forgotton their password, I am unsure how this aspect of it works.
So contary to popular belief, "no comment" will not work when they come demanding your password.
And that is one of the best tricks they use.. bring in each bit, bit by bit, until it's all too late and you find yourself walled in, locked up and can't breath without permission.
Originally posted by Extralien
I am deeply sickened and annoyed by the way the police have been acting recently, which I will expand on in a minute..
I'm also annoyed by the way the police and the government have been playing 'cat and mouse' with each other.
There is a reason as to why the police now wish to take all your mobile info, and kewep it, should you be arrested by them.. I feel they have done this because of what happened in regards to the video footage of a gypsy camp being broken up..
full story for that here;
Media organisations have won a High Court battle over police orders to give up film of the evictions from the traveller site at Dale Farm in Essex.
The police claimed they needed the footage from organisations like the BBC and BSkyB to pursue prosecutions.
Collecting and keeping the phone data 'under the suspicion' of your phone being used for criminal activity is an easy excuse to tap into your private life and into the private lives of innocent people.
So, what else is annoying me about the police, well just the other day they all marched in London on protest due to the cuts being made..
British Police Go Wild, London May 10th
Now here comes the crunch.. this one from Croydon,
Private security company offers to replace police
This one is from the West Midlands
West Midlands Police private firm plan criticised
and this video of how PCSO's are apparently gaining power..
And this one from Exeter,
Council hires security to plug gaps in police cover
So just why do the police feel they need to invade our privacy any further and keep, forever, anything the y feel they want to take?
If it turns out that the entire police force is going to be privatised, then just who is buying all this information because that is what it really boils down to, a massive data base of info relating to us all..
IMO, this has nothing to do with policing and more to do with data mining, money, power and control.
The British police force, once believed to be the best in the workld is being destroyed and broken down in order to make a profit..
Private security/police onyour doorstep 24/7 and you'll just have to do as your told.
This is way out of line already and it will only get worse..
This could be compared to the Nazi brown shirts jusat before WW2.. Especially as we seem to be so very close to another major war somewhere in the world.
(visit the link for the full news article)