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Following the murder of a man in Woolwich yesterday, a number of Lords have called for the controversial Communications Data Bill that seeks to impose more Internet monitoring on UK citizens to be put back on the table.
The killing in Woolwich, allegedly carried out by two extremists, which the government said appears to be a terrorist attack, has drawn many extreme reactions. Former government ministers, including former Labour home secretary Lord John Reid, have called for more Internet monitoring in response, angering privacy campaigners.
Originally posted by Mufcutcakeyumyum
reply to post by cluedup
House of Lords has been in recess since May 23rd, not back to work until June 3rd, so how can they be calling for anything in an official capacity?
Can't see the IM Bill on the forthcoming agenda either, given what is currently before both houses:
I know it is very early days, but just saying it isn't up for discussion at the moment.
Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
the guy arrested at the BBC who gave the interview said that MI5 was hassling the guy and that it ended. What if it didn't end? What if MI5 recruited this guy to line him up for this?
Originally posted by supremecommander
You brits better be wary, the same thing that they are doing to us here in the states they are doing to you.
And the words of the man that murdered that soldier will soon come to be prophetic. It's very chilling to hear someone say that when they "bust their guns" it won't be david cameron laying dead in the street, but innocent men, women, and children.
God bless you all over there.
Originally posted by MaxSteiner
I find this utterly amusing, our government doesn't need any more laws to facilitate snooping on its civilians!
If it's in any way drug or terrorism related Military Intelligence are already allowed to eavesdrop (including just saying they "think it might be").
If it's over seas GCHQ picks it up.
In the rare cases where legally the government isn't allowed to intercept our communications they can get the Americans to do it for us via the Echelon system!
Seriously don't know what a new act could possibly do to make it easier for them.