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What do you think about the new law where police can view our internet history? watch

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    apparently they can see what we went on 12 months ago etc and what we look at now. Apparently its to stop criminals online like terrorists etc (not convinced), I don't know what to make of it all, it has good points and bad points.. if its going to stop criminals that operate online then I think its good, but I don't see why the 99% should have their privacy invaded. I suppose it goes down to how they go about implementing it, but from what I've read they are checking EVERYONE. I do hope they catch a few dangerous individuals and can show results where they've stopped criminal operations. Also they can now hack your phone or any other device that uses the internet any time they want to.
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    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about - Axo.
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    *Minister this bear™ character is spending all day on TSR, some subversive student chat room. That is prima facie evidence for a warrant. May we proceed ?
    *Well he does sound a bit iffy... and he voted UKIP you say ? Very well, better to be safe than sorry. Proceed.
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    This law doesn't allow them to see your precise browsing history, just some information about the kind of internet usage that may contribute to warrants being given for actually looking at people's data.

    Also, it's not like anyone is ever going to use this power on you unless you are involved in shady dealings or somehow associated with something the police are investigating. How could they be checking 'EVERYONE'? There are tens of millions of internet users in this country, and not tens of millions of online government privacy-invading agents. If they put filters through people's internet data for illegal sites, e.g. viewing child pornography, buying illegal substances, then people who aren't breaking the law are fine.

    Honestly, what is wrong with this law? It allows the dangerous minority to be caught to preserve the safety of the law-abiding majority.

    It also has great potential for missing person cases - if a 13 y/o disappears, and you find out that they were talking on Facebook right before they vanished, you could then get a warrant to see their messages and see if that was anything to do with it.
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    (Original post by the bear)
    *Minister this bear™ character is spending all day on TSR, some subversive student chat room. That is prima facie evidence for a warrant. May we proceed ?
    *Well he does sound a bit iffy... and he voted UKIP you say ? Very well, better to be safe than sorry. Proceed.
    Lol

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    I'm pretty sure that if the police want to access the records they must first get authority from the home Secretary (or one of those types of people).

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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about - Axo.
    Says you who downloads song after song

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    (Original post by Souljer)
    Says you who downloads song after song

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    What lol?
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    You're kidding yourself if you don't think this is already happening.
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about - Axo.
    Are my furry drawings on Deviantart one of the things I should hid?
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    *deletes history*

    *burns laptop*

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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    Are my furry drawings on Deviantart one of the things I should hid?
    No.
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    (Original post by RainbowKiwi)
    *deletes history*

    *burns laptop*

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    The microwave will do a much better job.

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    Gross violation of my privacy, etc.
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about - Axo.
    This. I actually feel sorry for them if they decide to look at mine, would probably traumatise them more than anything else.
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    (Original post by scotttb)
    This. I actually feel sorry for them if they decide to look at mine, would probably traumatise them more than anything else.
    Lol mine too!

    I just don't see the worry if you're not plotting a terrorist attack or murder or whatever.
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    (Original post by Viva Emptiness)
    Gross violation of my privacy, etc.
    What if I told you it was for your own safety?
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    If you've got nothing to hide, you've got nothing to worry about - Axo.
    So if I came to your house, went through your draws, read your personal correspondence, checked your bank statements and just generally went through absolutely everything you have done you'd be okay with that would you? You've got nothing to hide...
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    (Original post by The Blue Axolotl)
    What if I told you it was for your own safety?
    There are lots of things I would object to that might be "for my own safety". Doesn't make it a good reason.
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    They ain't got nothin' on me
 
 
 
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