reply to post by Hefficide
I've been saying here (and everywhere else) for a couple of years now that all of our governments have intentions to crack down on the internet, for
their own survival.
In the UK, the legislation they have been planning preaches about cracking down on crime and terrorism, but those involved in that would already use
encryption and VPN methods that the general public doesn't use. The plans the UK government has would NOT do anything to limit crime and terrorism,
it would only allow them to gather vast data on every innocent citizen in the UK, and allow them to limit and restrict any form of communication when
it comes to political protest.
It's no coincidence that all of these measures are being discussed now, as the economic collapse deepens and governments around the world face
increasing protests from their people.
Why were these measures not being considered after 9/11 or 7/7? Because governments were not being overthrown back then, it was just terrorism. There
has always been crime and terrorism, and those acting in such a way will always use the internet. The methods of monitoring will no change the
effectiveness of monitoring of criminals, it will only limit and restrict genuine protest and real sharing of information between innocent members of
These measures are intended for one thing - to shield governments from their people.
I can almost guarantee what is going to happen. The western nations will pass laws to monitor and control internet communications, email, text, phone
calls and everything else they can get their hands on, so that they can shut down sites organizing protests, arrest those planning peaceful marches,
accuse those organizers of terrorism, force news organizations to remove stories... that is what we are looking at.
This is the rebirth of the KGB on a global scale. Only now, instead of having a few thousand files on "dissidents" with very limited information,
they will have vast, searchable databases with everything on them, including your sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political opinions, shopping
habits, interests, the books you read, your family members, your friends, name, address, email accounts, Google search history...
This is truly scary, we have to stop this from happening. If your government is planning such a move (they all are) everyone needs to be calling,
emailing and visiting their elected to impress upon them how damaging and dangerous this would be.