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News Government pushes forward with Investigatory Powers Bill

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 2 Mar 2016.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    I haven't bothered reading the revised version but does anyone know if they've even got the basics right? Have they managed to explain what an Internet Connection Record is.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    I don't think even the people who wrote it have read all 800 [iirc] pages...

    From what I've seen, pretty much all they've done is add 'Privacy' to some of the headings... and those are essentially the only time the word 'privacy' appears...


    Privacy is Surveillance... 1984 was a how-to guide...
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    1984 was more like a beginners guide, like those dummies books or a "my first surveillance state" book. :p
     
  5. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    To paraphrase someone else's summation -

    They're insisting on the bulk-collecting of hay to help make finding the needles easier...
     
  6. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    I like that. I like that a lot.
     
  7. play_boy_2000

    play_boy_2000 It was funny when I was 12

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    You guys got your VPNs ready?
     
  8. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    At least it's going to provide us with endless stories of the ICR database being breached by hackers and prominent figures having their browsing history splashed all over the place.

    Should be fun to see some of the websites ministers, business figures, and celebs have been visiting along with who they've been communicating with.
     

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