Government’s defence of surveillance unconvincing says ex-watchdog

Government’sĀ defence of surveillance unconvincing says ex-watchdog Former chief surveillance inspector says government exploiting loopholes in legislation, and reforms are needed.
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‘Online snooping’ scheme will rely on voluntary help of foreign firms

Security officials will not be able to compel overseas-based firms to hand over data on customers’ web, email and mobile text useHome Office security officials are to rely on the voluntary collaboration of overseas-based social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to comply with requests from British police and security services to collect and […]
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Privacy from state snooping defines a true democracy | Henry Porter

Government plans to allow email surveillance are among the most serious threats to freedom in the democratic worldAs we welcome the glimmers of democracy in Burma and applaud the heroic struggle for freedom and rights in countries such as Russia, China and Syria, it beggars belief that Britain now contemplates a law that will allow […]
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