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Britain to Spy On Every Call, Email and Text
Newsmax.com ^ | October 6, 2008 | Tom Collie

Posted on 10/06/2008 4:30:36 PM PDT by RetiredArmy

Britain to Spy On Every Call, Email and Text

Monday, October 6, 2008 5:10 PM

A top secret program being developed by British spymasters soon may allow them to snoop on every computer, text message and phone call in the United Kingdom, according to plans revealed this week.

The program — called the Interception Modernization Program — is part of a $20 billion effort being pushed by GCHQ, the government’s secret eavesdropping agency, according to the Times of London. It would easily be the largest surveillance system ever created in Britain, and quite possibly any Western democracy.

The British already have a sophisticated closed-circuit TV (CCTV) system that covers large metropolitan areas of the country. The linked system of cameras with full pan, tilt, zoom and infrared capability allows continuous surveillance in central business districts.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: britain; spying
Coming to the USA right after the Obama election
1 posted on 10/06/2008 4:30:36 PM PDT by RetiredArmy
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To: RetiredArmy

1984


2 posted on 10/06/2008 4:31:40 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: RetiredArmy

When your subway explodes due to the acceptance of enemies into your populace, expect 1984.


3 posted on 10/06/2008 4:33:24 PM PDT by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: RetiredArmy

A few years ago, an uber-lib friend and I were having a very friendly discussion on why Europe sucks, and one of my arguments was that none of the European countries she so treasured featured a Bill of Rights. She scoffed and said they have ALL the rights (and more) than we do.

OK, sweetie. Love ya. Whatever you say.

Sadly, though, she was only a few years wrong.


4 posted on 10/06/2008 4:38:00 PM PDT by agooga (Struggling every day to be worthy of their sacrifice.)
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To: yooper

“America is at that awkward stage. It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

- Claire Wolfe, 101 Things to Do ‘Til the Revolution


5 posted on 10/06/2008 4:38:30 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: RetiredArmy
Interception Modernization Program

IMP

One of the servants of the devil. How appropriate for such invasive evil.
6 posted on 10/06/2008 4:38:57 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg ("Shut the hell up, New York Times, you sanctimonious whining jerks!" - Craig Ferguson)
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To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; akatel; albertp; AlexandriaDuke; Alexander Rubin; Allerious; ...
The program — called the Interception Modernization Program — is part of a $20 billion effort being pushed by GCHQ, the government’s secret eavesdropping agency...



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7 posted on 10/06/2008 4:41:02 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: yooper

According to the “Black Helicopter” set, this has been going on in this country since, at least, 9/11. ;-)


8 posted on 10/06/2008 4:43:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS running against Palin)
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To: RetiredArmy

The corpse is seeking an IV to combat the arabization


9 posted on 10/06/2008 4:43:44 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Off With her head.....)
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To: RetiredArmy

Britain has become what China and the USSR aspired to be.


10 posted on 10/06/2008 4:48:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (What's "Price Gouging"? Should government force us to sell to the 15th highest bidder on eBay?)
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To: RetiredArmy
The only thing left to do is place a camera in every bedroom, and toilet bowl.
11 posted on 10/06/2008 4:57:10 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: RetiredArmy

use PGP


12 posted on 10/06/2008 4:59:18 PM PDT by 4.6V8
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To: ConservativeMind

The UK must be full of limp wristed cowards with nary a Braveheart among them!

Where are the heroes of old?

Ours are stationed in Iraq while Bush’s open borders are violated daily by people who mean to do us harm.

Take that, ‘Homeland Security’!


13 posted on 10/06/2008 5:02:49 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge.)
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To: RetiredArmy

Britain is already a quasi Fascist state. We’ll be following soon if we don’t get our wits about us.


14 posted on 10/06/2008 5:14:11 PM PDT by saganite (Obama is a political STD)
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To: RetiredArmy

Paging Alan Moore. Guess what, shaggy? It wasn't the Christians who did it! Ha ha! Reap it, suckers!

15 posted on 10/06/2008 5:17:53 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (My freq'n head hertz...)
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To: RetiredArmy

Do you have a direct link to the story?

Everyone should watch the new UK Masterpiece Theatre drama The Last Enemy on PBS. It deals exactly with this subject.


16 posted on 10/06/2008 5:36:00 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: RetiredArmy

why am i not surprised?


17 posted on 10/06/2008 6:18:41 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: RetiredArmy

I recall saying at the time of the kerfuffle over “warrantless eavesdropping”, that the policy of monitoring communications crossing the national boundary was nothing more than what every other capable country in the world did, including Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Great Britian and France. (Remember in the U.S. they only targeted international traffic with suspected terrorists. Some of the communications neither began nor terminated in the U.S., merely transited it. The trial lawyers saw a payday in class action lawsuits.)


18 posted on 10/06/2008 6:27:38 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: chippewaman
The British have the best system in the world to cow their subjects. They let the animal-humans run loose and terrorize and kill the population. Then they have cameras and other surveillance equipment to make the police jobs easier. No need to protect, just prosecute.

And of course if there wasn't a camera, well the crime never did really happen, did it?

19 posted on 10/06/2008 8:35:48 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY and voting for SARAH PALIN!!!)
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To: Squantos

It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards.”

I think we are past the awkward stage. History shows us that leaders are best managed directly.


20 posted on 10/06/2008 8:36:47 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY and voting for SARAH PALIN!!!)
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To: Chickensoup
I think we are past the awkward stage. History shows us that leaders are best managed directly.

I agree.

Voting is an pointless anachronism.

21 posted on 10/07/2008 7:09:43 AM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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To: zeugma
Voting is an pointless anachronism.

Voting is not a pointless anachronism when you have leaders who will respect and abide by it. Look at the pointlessness of voting in some of the African kleptocrcies. We are rapidly turning into a third world country. I am not talking about racial makeup, I am talking about values.

22 posted on 10/07/2008 4:25:41 PM PDT by Chickensoup ('08 VOTING for the SUPREME COURT that will be BEST for my FAMILY and voting for SARAH PALIN!!!)
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To: Chickensoup
when you have leaders who will respect and abide by it.

Yup. 

Too bad we don't have that.

23 posted on 10/08/2008 6:47:34 AM PDT by zeugma (Mark Steyn For Global Dictator!)
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