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Conservatives to introduce "snoopers charter" watch

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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    It still costs money to find something which is not a criminal offence. The state doesn't have a history of providing evidence in private actions; I don't see this causing the start of a new era.
    Once you have the technology set up, the amount of money needed to find instances of a particular pattern of behaviour is insignificant. Well, the state has not had such a huge amount of citizen's data available. Just like Youtube and Soundcloud use contractors to efficiently search through the huge amounts of data to find the illegal material and warn and shut accounts, the government will be in a similar position to do that. Money won't be a problem once you already have the technology. And corporations are likely to be as keen on pressuring the government to do it as they have been with Google, Youtube or SoundCloud.
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    (Original post by Juichiro)
    Once you have the technology set up, the amount of money needed to find instances of a particular pattern of behaviour is insignificant. Well, the state has not had such a huge amount of citizen's data available. Just like Youtube and Soundcloud use contractors to efficiently search through the huge amounts of data to find the illegal material and warn and shut accounts, the government will be in a similar position to do that. Money won't be a problem once you already have the technology. And corporations are likely to be as keen on pressuring the government to do it as they have been with Google, Youtube or SoundCloud.
    The corporations have an ability to place pressure on those companies because they're potentially in breach of copyright by hosting such files (that's why Megaupload got taken down). The government has no risk of such liability.
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    (Original post by TheDefiniteArticle)
    The corporations have an ability to place pressure on those companies because they're potentially in breach of copyright by hosting such files (that's why Megaupload got taken down). The government has no risk of such liability.
    But having a list of copyright breachers on your servers is likely to be enough to have conglomerates of media corporations demand you to crunch the list out of your servers. And also, having access to people's data, any person criticising the government could be easily get his social life as well as his credibility destroyed by anonymously publishing on the internet controversial personal information about that person. The possibilities are endless.
 
 
 
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