Skip to comments.Sweeping UK spy bill dubbed 'snoopers' charter' becomes law
Posted on 11/26/2016 6:50:23 AM PST by Olog-hai
In Britain, Big Brother just got bigger.
After months of wrangling, Parliament has passed a contentious new snooping law that gives authorities from police and spies to food regulators, fire officials and tax inspectors powers to look at the internet browsing records of everyone in the country. The law requires telecoms companies to keep records of all users web activity for a year, creating databases of personal information that the firms worry could be vulnerable to leaks and hackers.
Civil liberties groups say the law establishes mass surveillance of British citizens, following innocent internet users from the office to the living room and the bedroom.
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Not entirely clear on why we saved Britain from the Nazis.
Offshore VPN, anyone?
Obscene and ugly.
They did to themselves what the Nazis proposed to do.
Disarmed, flooded with Muslims, and constantly surveilled.
We saved the world from the Nazis. Temporarily. The UK, like we, were and are victims of the long-standing leftist fifth column, which includes the Nazi underground that nobody likes to talk about. Would it have been better to let the Nazis have the UK as a staging ground for an invasion of the Americas?
So we could look just a tad better before we take the final plunge.....good thing for them that Churchill was on the scene or we may have passed.
Really. It seems like a great business opportunity for proxy services.
There is a reason they are called Euro-peons.
The amazing difference that makes America great. IF we can keep it.
Brexit offered a ray of hope but now U.K. Is back to its suicidal pathway to Hell. And the British ruling class’ sellout of the nation to the Islamic invasion continues.
We have the NSA.
Brexit was the people speaking; this is the pro-EU establishment (Theresa May among them) speaking.
It is both stunning as well as eye-opening to read stories like this that re-emphasize how utterly afraid if not terrified modern governments are of the ‘citizens’ they are supposed to represent to the rest of the world.
Just shaking my head here.
Apparently we haven’t.
[T]he framers were not visionaries. They knew that rules of government, however brilliantly calculated to cope with the imperfect nature of man, however carefully designed to avoid the pitfalls of power, would be no match for men who were determined to disregard them. In the last analysis, their system of government would prosper only if the governed were sufficiently determined that it should.So this is what we ourselves have been up against since the end of the war. The United Kingdom had it set upon themselves before the war, with Churchill giving a brief reprive, but rapidly reverted with Attlees leadership.
What have you given us? a woman asked Ben Franklin toward the close of the Constitutional Convention. A Republic, he said, if you can keep it!
We have not kept it. The [Dean] Achesons and [Arthur] Larsons have had their way. The system of restraints has fallen into disrepair. The federal government has moved into every field in which it believes its services are needed. The state governments are either excluded from their rightful functions by federal preemption, or they are allowed to act at the sufferance of the federal government. Inside the federal government, both the executive and judicial branches have roamed far outside their constitutional boundary lines. And all of these things have come to pass without regard to the amendment procedures prescribed by Article V.
The result is a Leviathan, a vast national authority out of touch with the people, and out of their control. This monolith of power is bounded only by the will of those who sit in high places.
The Conscience of a Conservative (1960), ch. 2, pp. 19-20
You still need a service provider to connect to such a network. Whether it’s your phone or cable company, you need either that incoming wire or wireless router.
The folks who provide that will be doing the snooping.
When you connect to a VPN, you use encrypted tunneling. Your ISP will see packets of gibberish passing back and forth between your computer and the VPN server, but they have no way of telling what is in these packets or where they ultimately come from.