Saturday, April 25, 2009

UK Surveillance Plans

If you thought the government was to intrusive here in the U.S., be glad you aren't in the UK. Britain plans to monitor "every phone call, email or website visit." What will it do with all the tracking data? It will store it in an "enormous national database." That sounds reassuring. I'm sure none of the information will be abused in any way. According to reports, the Home Secretary, Jacqui Smith will argue that
the powers are needed to target terrorists and serious criminals who are taking advantage of the increasing complex nature of communications to plot atrocities and crimes.
If the U.S. gets hit with another major terrorist attack, we'll probably be seeing similar proposals here too. Maybe we should be working to prevent one, instead of trying to cripple our main intelligence agency.

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