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Surveillance bill to include internet records storage- "snoopers chart" watch

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34715872

    Internet firms will have to store details of every website visited by UK citizens in the past 12 months, under planned new surveillance laws.Why is nobody kicking up a fuss about this? straight out of some Orwellian novel? opinions on this? is it justified? will it be abused?
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    I think the majority of the public will be very uncomfortable with this, but are just browbeaten since it seems whichever party they vote for doesn't give two ****s about their civil liberties. The safeguards proposed seem fine in principio but it doesn't take much imagination to see the potential problems. How will the data be stored? Will the targeted firms have the time or motivation to properly secure the data? If everything goes perfectly then there may well be enough safeguards, but there are so many clauses here that the margin of error seems very small. Just to add my perspective, I hope the bill will ultimately be thrown out.
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    (Original post by neverbeejail)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34715872

    Internet firms will have to store details of every website visited by UK citizens in the past 12 months, under planned new surveillance laws.Why is nobody kicking up a fuss about this? straight out of some Orwellian novel? opinions on this? is it justified? will it be abused?
    Because Internet service providers have been selling your data for ages.
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    If they amend the bill to say that your records are only accessible once a warrant has been issued I have no problem with it. Your ISP already has the ability to do this.

    If you're that bothered, don't use the internet.
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    (Original post by neverbeejail)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34715872

    Internet firms will have to store details of every website visited by UK citizens in the past 12 months, under planned new surveillance laws.Why is nobody kicking up a fuss about this? straight out of some Orwellian novel? opinions on this? is it justified? will it be abused?
    What about foreigners?
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    (Original post by Drewski)
    If they amend the bill to say that your records are only accessible once a warrant has been issued I have no problem with it. Your ISP already has the ability to do this.

    If you're that bothered, don't use the internet.
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    That and the information is stored securely. If it's going to be kept around I don't want any one to know my internet history unless there is a good reason for it.
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    This has been going on for a long while, just not 'officially'.

    If you are really that upset, I'm sure the ongoing myriad of solutions to 'vanish' on the web will continue to be of use.
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    It bothers me more that companies collect and sell my data, I think that's worse than my search history. Isn't that similar to cookies, anyway? I'd rather the government know than some sleazy Internet business.

    This is what happens when a culture relies so much on technology. People will always know what you're doing
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    We are all ****ed if this passes. Britain will soon become Orwell's nightmare.
 
 
 
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