Remember in May 2008 when I wrote this?
"I see that Nanny's much "respected" and "efficient" Home Orifice is considering plans to build a humongous database to store the details of every phone call made, every email sent and every web page visited by British citizens in the previous year."At the time the Conservatives campaigned against such a move.
Move forward some four years and oddly enough, on the same day that Cameron is appearing before Leveson, the Home Orifice and Theresa May have chosen to announce that Nanny intends to go forward with plans to monitor our electronic and online activities.
Nanny intends to track everything we do electronically, in a way that no other democratic country does.
Nanny uses the convenient "it will catch paedophiles" excuse.
Ms May claims that Nanny's laws would only be used to access "crucial bits of information" and would not invade people's privacy. She denied that there was a lack of control over the laws despite admitting that there were more than 500,000 requests for such information.
The Telegraph quotes Dominic Raab, a Tory MP:
"Mass indiscriminate surveillance risks turning Britain into a nation of suspects.David Davis sums up the issue succinctly by noting that it would only catch the innocent and incompetent. He went on to say (as per the Guardian):
The security case for extra powers has not been made out, and the technical risks of fraud and data loss are huge.”
"This is exactly the same thing that Labour proposed in 2009. They went from a central database to this and we attacked it fiercely. In fact, David Cameron attacked it.He has hit the nail on the head, as with all of Nanny's plans for introducing new laws on this that and the other, she always conveniently fails to remember that we already have laws and procedures (eg relating to warrants) that can (if used properly) deal with issues such as "online criminality".
It's not content, but it's incredibly intrusive.
If they really want to do things like this – and we all accept they use data to catch criminals – get a warrant. Get a judge to sign a warrant, not the guy at the next desk, not somebody else in the same organisation."
However, even if we manage to stop this, I am afraid far worse is coming.
Ladies and Gentlemen I present project Stellar Wind (due to go live in 2013):
"Its purpose: to intercept, decipher, analyze, and store vast swaths of the world’s communications as they zap down from satellites and zip through the underground and undersea cables of international, foreign, and domestic networks. The heavily fortified $2 billion center should be up and running in September 2013.
Flowing through its servers and routers and stored in near-bottomless databases will be all forms of communication, including the complete contents of private emails, cell phone calls, and Google searches, as well as all sorts of personal data trails—parking receipts, travel itineraries, bookstore purchases, and other digital “pocket litter.”....Good luck everyone, we are entering an era where will be watched, monitored and manipulated by the state as never before!
Everybody’s a target; everybody with communication is a target.”
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