UK 'Snoopers' charter' to force ISPs to monitor internet and phone users

By Leeky
Jun 15, 2012
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  1. The UK's proposed Communications Data Bill (PDF), an update to the previously highly controversial Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA), was laid before the Parliament yesterday as the government pushes forward with giving the Police, as well as other intelligence…

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,041   +72

    It seems internet freedoms are constantly threatened by 'so called democratic' institutions through legislation in so many countries.
  3. Just use DNSCrypt from OpenDNS to encrypt your web surfing from your ISP.
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    I don't like this that's coming in, It's a shocking attack on freedoms...and the only reason the ISPs are moaning is because they've been left with the bill.

    Some saving grace is that the power won't be given to local councils and anyone who is under this power must apply for a warrant before access is given IIRC.
  5. davislane1

    davislane1 TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,260   +464

    Fascinating how that works, isn't it?
  6. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 887   +89

    People love using the word "democrat" with a negative connotation. Am I right in assuming that that was a political jab?
  7. SCJake

    SCJake Newcomer, in training Posts: 80

    No that was not a political jab. the word "Democratic" has a meaning that translates to more liberty and freedom. The 'so called democratic' statement was implying the irony of how "Democratic" organizations tend to (not all) actually be socialist which goes so far in helping people that it becomes corrupt and ends up owning everyone.

    its a mere catch 22.

    you go with Republicans who are stereotyped to be more controlling and lazy when they actually just go with "if it aint broke dont fix it"

    or

    go with Democrats who are stereotyped to be a bunch of hippie nutjobs that are claiming to be doing more for the people while providing programs to help people that end up getting those people caught up in them

    either way one party is NEVER always right
  8. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Im more surprised that this is happening in the UK then anything else. This is yet another atempt at curtailing and controlling a populace. I mean really the average individual doesnt have a whole lot to worry about unless they themselves are doing something illegal. Just funny to see how "progressive" the UK has become. Now all we need is the queen to have a little black mustache and her royal guard to goosestep.
  9. We have come to the point that if we use the Internet everything we do is now part of a pool
    of "big data" and that "big data" tools hold the posibility of building a profile about you
    which may in the future impact getting a job, getting insurance, put on a watch list, being branded "radical", "conservative" and who knows what else.
    We are heading to 1984+++
  10. @Tygerstrike
    I mean really the average individual doesnt have a whole lot to worry about unless they themselves are doing something illegal.


    All you have to do to receive and open an email containing few pictures from adult content providing server, and on your ISP records - BOOM you're marked as child abuser suspect (they don't plan to monitor contents to check innocence, don't they?)


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