|The new legislation forces UK ISPs to store browsing histories, including domains visited, for at least 12cmonths and provide them to the police in case of investigations. The so-called "snoopers' charter" was introduced by then home secretary Theresa May 4 years ago, and has twice tried to become a law following breakdowns in the previous coalition government.
Eventually, the bill was finalized and passed by both parliamentary houses, although civil liberties groups have long criticized it and argued that the legislation would empower the British government to "document everything we do online". Well, indeed, it does. The snoopers' charter will force ISPs to record every subscriber’s top-level web history in real-time for up to 12 months. These records will be accessible for many government departments. The law would also force tech firms to decrypt data on demand and even disclose any new security features in products before they launch.
Finally, the bill allows the intelligence agencies to hack into computers and devices of citizens, although particular professions like journalists and medical staff are covered with better protections. Some consumer rights activists call it the most extreme surveillance law ever passed, and it was opposed by representatives of the UN, all major British and global privacy and rights groups. At the same time, three-quarters respondent think that privacy is a human right.
It must be mentioned that there are some safeguards, like a "double lock" system that requires so that the secretary of state and an independent judicial commissioner must agree on a decision to carry out search warrants
The law will be ratified by royal assent soon.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
|posted by (2016-11-19 15:13:44)|
|Damn British parliament|
|If you are in the UK then its time to use ....Epic privacy browser ...|
|posted by (2016-11-19 15:59:35)|
|Intelligence agencies have no monopoly on smart people. Any vulnerability they lobby for or create in the system(like Microsoft does, etc) can be exploited by bad hackers. Not to mention corrupt agencies after money using blackmail or whatever.|
If hacking becomes legal then anyone can put any incriminating evidence on anyone's computer.. That, let alone stalkers, thieves, and ..... lol People who work for these agencies are not all law abiding!
|posted by (2016-11-19 16:16:25)|
|On early versions of Windows 8, Microsoft opened the code for NSA to have remote access. Too many people were figuring it out, not to mention the crappy interface because they were in such a hurry to get the multi-platform spyware machines rollin.|
Really, will it protect the websites etc. from ISP also?
|@5 I use a VPN for most things but Epic offers the following ....Always-On Private Browsing|
The most comprehensive local private browsing in any browser. Always-On because we don't believe in a private browsing "mode". All your browsing should be private.
If available, Epic will use
an https version of the
website(s) you visit so
that data sent and
One-Click Encrypted Proxy
Click the red open socket icon to turn on Epic's built-in encrypted proxy. This hides your IP address (with a U.S -based IP) and encrypts all your data when you want to be very private.
as with all security you should do your home work and check just what data if any you are " leaking "
|Thanks for info|
Thanks for the detailed info. So, Epic is more or less like Tor eh? Regarding data leakage, any guide that a noob like me should follow?
|@ # 6 breathless 19 , comodo dragon is more secure than epic ! i used epic for a long time but felt a little restricted in personalising that browser so i looked around and found comodo dragon and have not looked back !|
similar features to epic but packs mmore punch !...have a look at it and see what you think.........
|posted by (2016-11-20 09:20:42)|
|@#6, VPN is good. Still got to go through the ISP with encryption. Bouncy , bouncy.|
|posted by (2016-11-20 09:20:57)|
|that is blasphemy!|
|might as well give them the keys to our houses|
|Who is paying the cost of this snoopers' charter??|
|posted by (2016-11-20 12:44:30)|
|It's Time for a British Revolution,it's long overdue.|
|@ #8 billubakra007 Tor network works very differently than the "open Web" and while it is probably the most secure way to access the web it is slow and can be difficult for new users to navigate. VPNs and to a lesser extent Secure Browsers work by "encrypting" your internet traffic (indecently # 10 Clob you are right in that your traffic still has to travel through you ISP but if your VPN or Secure Browser is configured correctly The entry point of the encrypted VPN tunnel would be on your own computer so the data should be encrypted before it reaches your router let alone your ISP)|
#9 eyemanozzy comodo dragon is a good browser Ive used it for a long time I stil do when Im on the open web but rumors have it got a bit iffy after build 31 Il give you an example using Comodo and no VPN I cant reach this site ....blocked by my ISP using Epic( encryption turned on) no VPN I reach this site no problem What ever browser/VPN you use there are a number of things you can do to make them more secure stop webRTC and DNSLeak by your VPN
to check WebRTC leaks:
to check DNS leaks:
Comodo has its own
IP / DNS Leakage Detector add on
configure Java and flash properly ( dont relly on default settings for this )at the moment as the new law stands the government are making ISPs collect and store the data so due to the extra cost involved I can see them being a little half hearted about this but it should be treated as a wake up call i think
|GCHQ has probably had this kind of information for 5-10 years anyway, it's just now the b*sta*rds can do it legally... but you vote in these muppets you get what you deserve - thought police.|
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|Well, looks like the government (UK) has censorship. It's one thing to look for Terrorists/Child Porno/Government secrets, but accusing the general public is out. Using a vpn is not the way out for criminals. It just makes it harder for the governments to find them. CATCH22|
|Tail wagging the dog ... YET AGAIN.|
These fools seem to forget who ACTUALLY pays their wages
|Ironically the UK passes all these Law etc to allegedly protect the british public.|
However as you will have seen fromo the newspapers that the laws in the UK are a complete waste of time and the sentences handed out are minimal - if you went out a punched a stranger and he died you would get 5 years a a cushy prison with pizza and drugs deleivered to your prison cell.
|Perhaps they can use the info to catch & lock up some of the paedophile MP's that infest the British Parliament?|
|wow it really sucks balls to live in the uk im glad i live here in america where we dont have so many bullshit internet laws where they dont store our history all the time|
|Sad...worst part is they haven't realized they should never pass a law that cannot be effectively enforced let alone one that tramples on what the general populace considers their rights.You see it everywhere but soon it will be just like gun rights in here in America.Even tho America constantly gets bad mouthed for crime and its blamed on gun ownership the fact of the matter is by the numbers given by the uk/gov website and the fbi/gov site the Uk has a bit over half the violent crime that America does even tho it has 1/5 the population.You are 3 times as likely to be a victim of a violent crime in the UK as you are in the US...actual numbers are like .003 etc etc chance in the US and .009 etc etc in the UK even tho we have half a billion registered private guns and easily over a billion with older non registered and home builts.Soon after they start cracking down with the internet surveillance you will see the same sort of stories and propaganda popping up showing that the "new safer" way is better.|
|Online Surveillance? What a bummer!|
|posted by (2016-11-24 10:15:34)|
|in response to your epic browser comment on uks new survailance law is that link|
|posted by (2016-11-24 10:18:04)|
|because Google added new technology to detect fraud, the spokesperson said. A masked IP address, where the IP address is hidden, often indicates a fraudster, she said. Click fraud, where hackers user robots to click on ads hosted on their web pages, cost marketers $11.6 billion in 2013, the advertising industry says.|
So Google now scouts for masked IP addresses and will not serve ads unless it is given the full IP address.
Epic asked if Google would make an exception for the Epic privacy browser.
Google refused. And Epic has refused to give Google its users' IP addresses, having promised its users that it won't. So Google will no longer share ads with Epic.
Because all of the big Internet search companies make money by serving similar targeted ads, Bhardwaj can't find another search ad partner to take Google's place.
Unless he figures something else out to support his browser, he's hosed.
In the meantime, he wants people to understand how difficult it is to maintain privacy on the web.
"Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo, everyone says one thing about privacy and does something else. They want to track people," he says.
|posted by (2016-11-28 01:01:04)|
|I don't mean to offend you guys on extratorrent but isn't enough enough. Come on guys these governments are tracking on us hard. Its only a matter of time before they stop and eradicate all torrent file to file sharing for good. We can hide behide a VPN but sooner or later they will track that too and everyone involved will be persecuted. I'm a nice guy who just downloads movies from time to time since the DSL days dial up in the 90s. But laws are getting stricter year by year especially in UK and I don't want a criminal record of copyright infringement.||
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