UK Discussed Communications Data BillAdded: Thursday, May 9th, 2013
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The Communications Data Bill was always referred to as a controversial one. The law enables police and security services to monitor online activity and email communications subject to a warrant being issued, while stopping shot of obtaining access to email content. The Bill was proposed last October, and the industry experts believe that its finalized version could be ready for the Queen’s Speech in May.
A challenging letter sent by the largest privacy activist outfits reveal that communications providers could be ordered to store all customers' communications information for one year, providing police with access to the records through a “filter” that would work like a search engine for a vast database.
The UK privacy outfits are concerned that the information doesn’t simply include the content of communications but also all the details connected to it. The Internet service providers are forced to withdraw their support for the Bill. A number of watchdogs, including Big Brother Watch, Privacy International and the Open Rights Group, have all penned a strongly-worded letter to accuse the largest British telecommunication companies, including BT, Virgin, O2, Sky and TalkTalk, of complying with a government attack on privacy.
Local media revealed that the letter in question claimed the telcos expressed the will to be co-opted as an arm of the state to monitor all their subscribers. The observers think that it’s a dangerous step, exacerbated by their silence. In fact, the subscribers haven’t had the opportunity to comment on such proposals, most of them even having no idea such a policy was being discussed.
According to the letter, this is not only a critical failure of the government, but also a betrayal of the telecommunication customers’ interests. The watchdogs accused the companies of being engaged in a conspiracy of silence with the Home Office, the only concern being whether or not they are able to recover the costs. The local press also says that the privacy outfits also attacked the lack of transparency with which negotiations have been conducted, while most of the policy discussions took place behind closed doors. The reports implied that the broadband providers were bending to the will of the Home Office over privacy concerns.
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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
|posted by (2013-05-09 16:33:21)|
|well if this is the way it`s gong to be i will stop my contract with isp no questions asked|
|posted by (2013-05-09 16:37:44)|
|Well there we have it folks...CISPA for the UK.|
|i will cancel with my isp|
|posted by (2013-05-09 18:02:35)|
|wouldn't using a Tor browser stop any tracking, also periodically running Decafv2 to clear your hard drive.|
|posted by (2013-05-09 20:17:40)|
|so what does this mean for uk,,,,,and why I should I consider getting rid of my virgin accpunt|
|Branson and Virgin have long been arbiters of copyright enforcement and this bill is right up their street I personally will not be renewing my internet service after this contract expires and will use a laptop and open wifi and war drive my torrents compliments of the local university and mcDonalds etc purely because we should not have to hide and encrypt our communications and usage of any protocols using a service we pay for,Big Brother can kiss my backside.|
|posted by (2013-05-09 20:41:41)|
|please explain,,,what is the fuss about..what are the pros and cons and what is virgin able to do now,would virgin blow u up for down loading,,,simple English explanation plz|
|It must be said in the world of cyber security ISP`s monitoring the WWW is pointless since a real terrorist will use anonymous VOIP via ORBOT or similar and be well versed in the Deep Web so why the BS and the Orwellian nightmare.Knowledge is power and in general the NSA and CIA want to keep the sheep in their pens any free thinking is dangerous in the land of the free since they like to have the illusion of control or give it to the world in general.this is informative www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMgqTWdk3tw&NR=1&feature=fvwp|
|TimBL or Tim Berners Lee the inventor of the WWW advocates the freedoms and privacy we as individuals should be afforded its a shameful thing that America and other countries are doing to control what was never meant to be owned by any one nation and in doing so robbing us of our freedom and privacy,this has been the Americans Global Cyber strategy since 2001 before Iraq and Afghanistan and not for any civil defence reasons or cyber security reasons but to propagate their own agenda in spying on the world BS,well some of us sheep have had enough ,BaaaH.|
have pm`d you busboy
|is there really anything you or i, or anybody can do about it? this has been a long time coming, be it the usa or the uk or wherever, i laugh my arse off when i see adverts on the tv about why the usa wants people to holiday in the land of the free??? free??? yes, free??? and dont get me started on the united kingdom of censorship,...... like a line out of a police song, every move you make..........|
|posted by (2013-05-10 04:45:37)|
|Welcome to East Germany, folks. The STASI are running the show now. That's the model for this law and the many others just like it. Complete totalitarianism is on its way, with corrupt, crony capitalist scum companies leading the charge. This automatically makes it your duty to encrypt everything. Use a logless VPN which only accepts Bitcoin, to start. Use whole disk encryption, such as TrueCrypt. Go with a secure e-mail provider and use PGP regularly. Use a secure proxy when torrenting. And for especially important, but non-bandwidth intensive communications, use Tor. Make sure you have a strong passphrase (several random, uncommon words in succession is good). Most importantly, learn how to strongly exercise your rights under your respective Constitutions and laws because it's only a matter of time until they're violated on a scale that's never been seen before.|
|Bye bye freedom....|
|If i understand it right Branson has just sold up to a yank,he must be an infiltator ha!....and im cancelling my broadband with virgin when my contracts up its the only way to hurt these people in their pockets their greed for money is the only thing to make them act.|
they are selfish greedy assholes, and I must add they are not getting to a point that they are the ones that started this problem and now they are the ones to fix it.
in my mind I will never trust the goverment in any direction in any part of the world.
freedom is out of the window and I agree with.
I will call this World War III (WWIII)
|posted by (2013-05-10 23:05:26)|
plus private detectives, private companies, workers unions, post office, local police, senior neighborhoods etc...
it hard be pc enthusiastic and torrent movie viewer for not spent time and money buying dvd's and go to cinema or anything with torrent. how about job skills if you not born pc man you going more slow learn... maybe, maybe not what I thing tomorrow with new iphone 8 pro I can't buy it because it not exist yet etc... conspiracy?
|"UK Discussed Communications Data Bill"|
In other words, half a dozen old, out-of-touch men in expensive suits spoke about something they don't know about, without asking what the public thinks or wants. Business as usual. Keep tightening *our* belts while lining your own pockets with our money, eh? New Tory scum, same as the old Tory scum. I'd shoot them in a hearbeat. And you can monitor the hell out of that comment.
|They have been in discussion since 2006 and the report back then as to EU monitoring and monitoring in the UK is still on the table its just to be ratified and rewritten in such a way as to be accepted given the breach in personal privacy.More deep packet monitoring and surveillance is to be expected and 2013 will prove the last year I believe before it will be implemented.Fortune favors the prepared mind so best secure your pc`s and phones with Tor,Orbot,etc now as the day is approaching when the TPP and others will formulate the idea into a form acceptable to the majority.||
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