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The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.

Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.

The Home Office says the move is key to tackling crime and terrorism, but civil liberties groups have criticised it.

Attempts by the last Labour government to take similar steps failed after huge opposition, including from the Tories.

A new law - which may be announced in the forthcoming Queen's Speech in May - would not allow GCHQ to access the content of emails, calls or messages without a warrant.

But it would enable intelligence officers to identify who an individual or group is in contact with, how often and for how long.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17576745

Inb41984

edit: Turns out this wasn't an april's fools joke...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/expansion-of-gchq-internet-monitoring-proposed-7606489.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/uk-8216to-announce-real-time-phone-email-web-traffic-monitoring/3751

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXQQEYf0oYJqiQBwdEFvw5zzhK2w?docId=CNG.5a52d79a775f7c690968f8cda403130e.421

https://news.google.com/news/story?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=GCHQ&ncl=d-eyk7U4_z9rc5MjF9TSZ7PHE9dlM&cf=all&scoring=d
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#2
April Fool's
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#5
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#9
I'm not even sure this is an apri's fools article. The people mentioned are real, and this is certainly something UK's goverment would do. I bet they planned to make this public now so everyone would go "oh it's just an april's fools" so no one would interrupt their plans. Clever girls...


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I knew this would be a BBC article.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/search.php?searchid=9262949
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#10
Well, they can monitor my emails, i'm not doing anything illegal. It would merely be a waste of their time to read through my shit.
#12
Quote by andyscoot
Well, they can monitor my emails, i'm not doing anything illegal. It would merely be a waste of their time to read through my shit.


You don't see anything wrong with the goverment monitoring your communication...?

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I hope to god this is an April Fools joke :/

Poe's law
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#14
april fool's day is just a way of saying 'lol, we were being serious' whilst ****ing you in the ass with a 12ft pole of the law.
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#17
Quote by CrimsonBizzare
This is probably an April fools joke. They can already do this.
April Fool's jokes tend to involves made-up people, not ones you can actually google.
#19
They're just going to look for all the nude pics sent around, aren't they?
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Like the club tie, and the firm handshake,
A certain look in the eye and an easy smile.'

'You have to be trusted by the people that you lie to,
So that when they turn their backs on you,
You'll get the chance to put the knife in.'
#20
Quote by CrimsonBizzare
I can also google for other articles on this issue

That too. But most of them tend to have some ridiculous shit in, rather than being the sort of thing you'd expect(one paper today had an article about a new whisky called Famous Goose, another claimed to have Oor Wullie in 3D, thanks to the work of one Professer Vladamir Uvbinad).
#21
Quote by Kensai
You don't see anything wrong with the goverment monitoring your communication...?


I see something wrong, it just dosen't affect me in the slightest. I figure EVERYTHING I do on the internet can be seen if someone tries hard enough. I keep the stuff i don't want known for talking in person.
#22
You all gounna get hunted down!

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I have no problem with this.
Quote by andyscoot
Well, they can monitor my emails, i'm not doing anything illegal. It would merely be a waste of their time to read through my shit.

Unlike you strange people, most of us normal lot look up and do illegal stuff all the time.

/allegedly.
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#23
Turns out it is not an april's fools joke...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/expansion-of-gchq-internet-monitoring-proposed-7606489.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/uk-8216to-announce-real-time-phone-email-web-traffic-monitoring/3751

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXQQEYf0oYJqiQBwdEFvw5zzhK2w?docId=CNG.5a52d79a775f7c690968f8cda403130e.421

Quote by andyscoot
I see something wrong, it just dosen't affect me in the slightest. I figure EVERYTHING I do on the internet can be seen if someone tries hard enough. I keep the stuff i don't want known for talking in person.

I don't really do much anything illegal on the internet either, but it's the principle that's important. Privacy is important and shouldn't be given up for some illusion of "goverment meaning well". This is awful and shouldn't even be brought up. Guess that's UK for you: Big Brother is watching.
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Quote by Kensai
Turns out it is not an april's fools joke...

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/expansion-of-gchq-internet-monitoring-proposed-7606489.html

http://www.zdnet.com/blog/london/uk-8216to-announce-real-time-phone-email-web-traffic-monitoring/3751

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jXQQEYf0oYJqiQBwdEFvw5zzhK2w?docId=CNG.5a52d79a775f7c690968f8cda403130e.421


I don't really do much anything illegal on the internet either, but it's the principle that's important. Privacy is important and shouldn't be given up for some illusion of "goverment meaning well". This is awful and shouldn't even be brought up. Guess that's UK for you: Big Brother is watching.

And if you don't put a post-it over your webcam, Big Brother is watching you masturbate.
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#27
It's been on the cards for the last year or so. It's a gross invasion of privacy and shouldn't be allowed. The police need to go back to doing their job properly rather than invading privacy and recording everything everyone does.
#28
This is just going to add to the Tories problems, they've had a disastrous fortnight and they seem determined to make it worse for some reason.

I see this country getting closer and closer to a revolution everyday.

The MET monitors this stuff already, making it law is just going to make people realise that our government is not much better than china, or Iran.

Hai MET

Also, its not just england

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#29
As I say and think every time I see these legislations arising where they "crack down" on "illegal" behaviour by shutting down p2p sites or monitoring IP activity:
All it's going to do is push it further and further underground. It'll get to a point where you can't control anything anymore, and the underworld is in fact controlling the government.
/slightlyfacetious
#31
A great government conspiracy to control all the country's nudes.
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#32
I guess we should go back to the days of using letters and messenger pidgeons.
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I guess we should go back to the days of using letters and messenger pidgeons.


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#35
Although I'm not really bothered because I don't exactly have anything to hide, who's to say that this won't lead on to something else.
They could start censoring Emails and preventing Emails that they don't like from being sent.

However, I'm fully expecting Kensia to say 'April Fools!' at the end of this thread
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#36
Quote by homeless-john
What kind of sick son of a bitch would name thier kid "David Davis"?!?!?

There's a guy in the article with the last name Pickles... Mr. Pickles

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The whole UK, not just England, you assclown fudgenugget.


Same shit, different name

Quote by Crazyedd123
Although I'm not really bothered because I don't exactly have anything to hide, who's to say that this won't lead on to something else.
They could start censoring Emails and preventing Emails that they don't like from being sent.

However, I'm fully expecting Kensia to say 'April Fools!' at the end of this thread

I wish... when I first made the thread I thought it was, but lo and behold...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/apr/01/government-email-social-network-surveillance?newsfeed=true

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/894870-government-to-introduce-web-and-email-monitoring-law

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-01/u-k-plans-to-expand-surveillance-powers-sunday-times-reports.html
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#37
Quote by Kensai
There's a guy in the article with the last name Pickles... Mr. Pickles

There's a conservative MP named Eric Pickles, quite appropriately named after a food.
Quote by Kensai
Same shit, different name

I'm afraid not. Not sure how lightly a Scotsman would take being called English. I watched a great documentary series on the English a few days ago and I need to post it somewhere (no idea if this is viewable outside of the UK): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01dxrdz
#40
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"Media selection request failed"

BBC is a bunch of racist cunts!

Or you don't pay a licence fee


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And Britfags are saying that the US is the biggest evil in the world

No, they don't.
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