All private Communication to be Intercepted by State

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  1. Seaweed

    Seaweed War Hero Book Reviewer

    I do not see how Socialism can be advanced in the modern era without this useful measure.
     
  2. Agreed. If public dissent is discovered at the earliest possible moment then appropriate actions can be taken to quell it. For the greater good.

    In all seriousness though, aren't private messages similar to "thought crimes".
     
  3. No communication has ever been private unless the means of communication is privately owned (the legal definition of a private communication). Thus no email, letter, post on a forum etc is private, unless you own everything between you and the recipient.
    There is not now and never has been such a thing as a 'private' phone call on a public network.
    Given the way some people talk about the most private things in a loud voice, so that everyone on the bus can hear, I'm sure a lot of people won't object.
    Interesting point: If military communications are passing through a satelite owned by someone else, say the U.S. which seems to have a monopoly, then are those communications private.
    Bring back morse, it was bullet proof.
     
  4. According to the Indy, it's been binned until after the election...
     
  5. chieftiff

    chieftiff War Hero Moderator

    Bugger! I was going to add the word "bomb" to my e-mail signature block so the little text searching robots would have some work to do....... :wink:
     
  6. Ah, do it anyway, it'll be funny.
     
  7. Hell, let them do it - what a brilliant job creation scheme. It takes me all day to check my own e-mails etc and some of it I just bin because I don't have the time.

    I have several e-mail accounts including personal and business, visit websites, get phone calls on the landline and on my mobile. Imagine if I had to check my own communication AND other people's (even with the aid of computers and gadgets).

    The system clearly can't cope with SPAM at the moment but any spammer worth his salt is going to have a field day trying to screw up any such system ... and I am with Chief Tiff and White Roase on this - a dodgy sign off is going to be the FIRST thing I create if this scheme gets the nod from the thought police.

    Chocolate - pop it in your mouth and enjoy the taste EXPLOSION!
     
  8. What utter bollocks, terrorists and criminals will simply use pay as you go Internet and telephones - totally anonymous, this is just another big brother attack on the population of the UK, inch by inch the NuLiebour party are showing themselves in their true colours, they have more in common with Uncle Joe than Kier Hardie
     
  9. chieftiff. I did things like that for the benefit of the FORREST MOOR beakies for ages.

    I dread growing up. :D
     
  10. A fair point but the regs have changed for pay as you go. These days you have to provide proof of identity and address before you can purchase pay as you go.
    At least that is the case in Spain and I assume it to be an EU wide rule.
    Ok so the identity can be faked but it puts another hurdle in the way.
     
  11. Or perhaps use encryption software for their e-mails and files. There are plenty of commercial ones around, or you can get a freeware version from here.
     
  12. Like they would ever have noticed :D :D
     
  13. I don't blame any politician for the snooping society we now live in. It is the general public who clamour for more restriction, whether it be for weapons or the internet whenever something bad happens.
    The politicians are more than willing to provide the knee jerk reactions clamoured for; from there on in the law on unintended consequences comes into play. Plus 'what you do to protect you can be used against you'.
    No matter which the flavour of the next government they will NOT rescind any of this control. Should they attempt to then the public will clamour again!
     

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