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    If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear. Just ask Jean Charles de Menezes.
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    This could catch child pornography users and the like, which is a good thing. But would it really help catch terrorists? Will terrorists not simple use a proxy/go via someone else's Internet connection or avoid detection in so many other ways? How will they use this? A blanket search on the word "bomb" on all users and then filter through the results list? It all seems a little unfesable. If they will only target known or suspected individuals, then what's the need of a nationwide database?

    Let's hope the government/media is just joshing with us.
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    My discontent has been expressed adequately in this thread, via everyone else. So I'll just say: **** the Tories.
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    Oh darn... you mean to say they haven't been monitoring it before they announced this?
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    (Original post by Drapetomanic)
    My discontent has been expressed adequately in this thread, via everyone else. So I'll just say: **** the Tories.
    all 3 major parties either support the bill now or have tried to get it enacted in the past.
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    (Original post by RyanT)
    Do a tractert to www.google.com and then whois every IP on that list. If you get one near Harrogate you're already being tracked.
    Come again? :lolwut:

    What's a tractert.....
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    (Original post by Bonged.)
    all 3 major parties either support the bill now or have tried to get it enacted in the past.
    **** all 3 major parties
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    (Original post by Drapetomanic)
    **** all 3 major parties
    Heey! That's more like it!
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    David Cameron's new nickname?
    SCOOBY DOOBY DAVE.
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    (Original post by SloeJim)
    It wouldn't affect anyone who wasn't suspected of committing a crime though.
    Yes but then we're in the situation where someone could be given a Section 4/5 for the most minor of offences (e.g. Drunk and Disorderly or being present at the scene of a fight even if not involved) and thereby surrender all privacy to the Police.
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    Not sure if it's already been posted, but:

    https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/page...oping#petition
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    (Original post by aliluvschoc)
    This could catch child pornography users and the like, which is a good thing. But would it really help catch terrorists? Will terrorists not simple use a proxy/go via someone else's Internet connection or avoid detection in so many other ways? How will they use this? A blanket search on the word "bomb" on all users and then filter through the results list? It all seems a little unfesable. If they will only target known or suspected individuals, then what's the need of a nationwide database?

    Let's hope the government/media is just joshing with us.
    Is it though?

    The other week there was a debate on here which led to me reading the wikipedia article on child sexual abuse(and googling to find it.)


    Does that mean I can expect the cops to come knocking at my door?
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    https://submissions.epetitions.direc...etitions/32400
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    (Original post by original_username)
    How many terrorist attacks have their been in the UK since 7/7?

    I'd rather the money and resources it will take to store worthless information which wont see the light of day be spent on something that actually helps stop real crime and real threats.
    You believe the failed plot to bomb aircrafts over the atlantic ocean wasnt a real threat ?
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    (Original post by Danen)
    You believe the failed plot to bomb aircrafts over the atlantic ocean wasnt a real threat ?
    Yes it was, and it was foiled without this proposed bill.

    You've missed my point completely.
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    A BBC news article underlined the new law of web monitoring and email which will be coming in soon.

    Here is the BBC News article - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17595209

    What are your thoughts on this?


    If you want to stop this, then at the very least sign this petition -
    https://submissions.epetitions.direc...etitions/32400

    For further action against this, then please get in touch with your local MP, stating your concerns for this new law, and how it is a breach of privacy.

    To find out who your MP is and to get in contact with them, use this - http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/

    If you are unsure of what you should be underlining in your message, here is a draft -

    Dear (MP's name here),
    I am writing this as I am honestly shocked at the governments technological ineptitude. I have read an article on the BBC website regarding the new plans to monitor internet traffic. Not only will this cost a great deal to implement, it will make no difference to anyone with even little computer knowledge.
    Any filter/monitoring can be bypassed with the use of a cheap/free encrypted VPN. All data is passed via an encrypted connection, which no one between you and the other end of that connection can access or view. This will mean that criminals can avoid detection by this new system very easily, while normal internet users are spied upon.
    This seems to me like an unacceptable breach of privacy for a system that will not work.
    Please speak out against this legislation for me, and other citizens of the UK.
    Article: [1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17595209
    Yours sincerely,
    (Your name).

    Please get involved, we are the only people that can make a difference.

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by Danen)
    You believe the failed plot to bomb aircrafts over the atlantic ocean wasnt a real threat ?
    Regardless, it's still not worth sacrificing our civil freedom over.
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    (Original post by Mr Dangermouse)
    Regardless, it's still not worth sacrificing our civil freedom over.
    bit late, dont u think?
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    Governments will always snoop and try and disguise it as a security measure because they know most of us are too stupid to realise this.
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    (Original post by checkolad)
    Governments will always snoop and try and disguise it as a security measure because they know most of us are too lazy to do anything about this.
    FTFY.

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