A controversial web snooping tool

For the last two years police and internet companies across the UK have been quietly building and testing surveillance technology that could log and store the web browsing of every single person in the country.

The tests, which are being run by two unnamed internet service providers, the Home Office and the National Crime Agency, are being conducted under controversial surveillance laws introduced at the end of 2016. If successful, data collection systems could be rolled out nationally, creating one of the most powerful and controversial surveillance tools used by any democratic nation… More here.

I would go out and protest, but we are close to reaching the point where one person on their own could be stopped from protesting by the police…

Categories: Politics, Tech News

5 replies

  1. Hmmm. I’m not doing anything questionable, but maybe this slows down craziness. What if it falls into the wrong hands though? What is Trump had it?

    • The defence of ‘if you are doing nothing wrong why worry?’ Is used a lot and perhaps the most worrying.

      • A major problem with “if you’re doing nothing wrong why worry?” is who gets to define the “nothing wrong”. I worry about creeping privacy invasion. One little bit at a time until we’ve lost it all.

        • The spiritual side of me that says we are all one doesn’t worry about privacy, but that only works if everyone has awareness and care for each other. That seems to be the root of the majority of our world’s problems – no awareness or care for each other. Just my two cents.

  2. I know. That’s why I went down the rabbit hole with the thought.

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