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Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by LaZ33K1D on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:08 pm
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by insomaniacal on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:08 pm
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I read about this on slashdot earlier. It's not an obvious invasion of people's privacy in the sense that around 80% (random guess) won't notice nor care about it, so it'll cause a minor stir with privacy groups and such, but people are just amazingly willing to give up their freedoms these days.
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by LaZ33K1D on Thu Oct 21, 2010 5:48 pm
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that's what makes me angry! it drives me mad how blind some people are.
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by Goatboy on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:03 pm
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I'm waiting for the Guy Fawkes masks to come out.
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Post by fashizzlepop on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:04 pm
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V for Vendetta anybody?
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by Goatboy on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:10 pm
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fashizzlepop wrote:V for Vendetta anybody?

Beat you to it XD

But seriously, that's what needs to happen. People need to care. Someone needs to make a big building go boom so that all the little people will look up and say "Maybe he has a point."
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by dellex on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:30 pm
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So, what's the news? A new law?
They spy us already. It doesn't make a difference for me.... but maybe these news would be an awakening for some people... maybe they'll try and think more about their privacy and their government... just maybe...
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by fashizzlepop on Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:25 pm
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Goatboy wrote:
fashizzlepop wrote:V for Vendetta anybody?

Beat you to it XD


Damn, you too fast Goatboy.
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Re: Big brother is alive and well in the UK

Post by insomaniacal on Fri Oct 22, 2010 4:51 am
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dellex wrote:So, what's the news? A new law?
They spy us already. It doesn't make a difference for me.... but maybe these news would be an awakening for some people... maybe they'll try and think more about their privacy and their government... just maybe...


Although it's true that intelligence agencies can be extremely adapt at spying on and tracking known individuals, I highly doubt they're out there collecting information on a massive scale (IE, totally non-discriminantly). Laws like this are the first step into further laws that would allow them to monitor indiscriminately. Now, it might be true that if you haven't broken the law you have nothing to fear, in theory, it's a crazy breach of personal privacy as it is. I don't let my best friend read my text-message conversations to my girlfriend, why should I be OK if some guy in a suit does?
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