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Every email and website to be stored

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8075563/Every-email-and-website-to-be-stored.html

 

 

It will allow security services and the police to spy on the activities of every Briton who uses a phone or the internet.

 

Moves to make every communications provider store details for at least a year will be unveiled later this year sparking fresh fears over a return of the surveillance state.

 

The plans were shelved by the Labour Government last December but the Home Office is now ready to revive them.

It comes despite the Coalition Agreement promised to "end the storage of internet and email records without good reason".

Any suggestion of a central "super database" has been ruled out but the plans are expected to involve service providers storing all users details for a set period of time.

That will allow the security and police authorities to track every phone call, email, text message and website visit made by the public if they argue it is needed to tackle crime or terrorism.

The information will include who is contacting whom, when and where and which websites are visited, but not the content of the conversations or messages.

The move was buried in the Government's Strategic Defence and Security Review, which revealed: "We will introduce a programme to preserve the ability of the security, intelligence and law enforcement agencies to obtain communication data and to intercept communications within the appropriate legal framework.

"This programme is required to keep up with changing technology and to maintain capabilities that are vital to the work these agencies do to protect the public.

"Communications data provides evidence in court to secure convictions of those engaged in activities that cause serious harm. It has played a role in every major Security Service counter***terrorism operation and in 95 per cent of all serious organised crime investigations.

"We will legislate to put in place the necessary regulations and safeguards to ensure that our response to this technology challenge is compatible with the Government’s approach to information storage and civil liberties."

But Isabella Sankey, director of policy at Liberty, said: "One of the early and welcome promises of the new Government was to ‘end the blanket storage of internet and email records’.

"Any move to amass more of our sensitive data and increase powers for processing would amount to a significant U-turn. The terrifying ambitions of a group of senior Whitehall technocrats must not trump the personal privacy of law abiding Britons.”

Guy Herbert, general secretary of the No2ID campaign group, said: "We should not be surprised that the interests of bureaucratic empires outrank liberty.

"It is disappointing that the new ministers seem to be continuing their predecessors' tradition of credulousness."

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How long do american phone companies keep text messages, and call records?

 

 

No idea, but be assured that the NSA has them.

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soon we will all be reminiscing and laughing at the days when the internet was uncontrolled and we could download our free animal pornz and movies and Jay -Z albumz...

 

 

...ahh the wild wild west days of the WORLD WIDE WEB...

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the future of this country was best predicted i think in this ..

vendetta.jpg

im pretty sure it will happen if it hasnt already been set in motion.

 

You have to read "1984".

 

I think the future will be a mix of "1984", "Soylent Green" and "Mad Max"

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I was thinking more along the lines of the newer Star Wars movies and a Dane Cook comedy special.

 

That sounds a lot worse to me

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You have to read "1984".

 

I think the future will be a mix of "1984", "Soylent Green" and "Mad Max"

 

with some Fahrenheit 451 thrown in for good measure.

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do you know why im not to bothered about this? (well i am pretty bothererd but...)

 

'cos its going to be run by people. probably even british people - if they dont outsource it to india. seriously, if the NHS cant even get a new computer system to run after a small fortune (billions i think by now) then what hope does this have?

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Getting around website storing and posting isn't that hard, you just need to find a way to mask your IP address and you're usually good to go. If your IP address is masked they can't trace it back to your ISP.

 

Try this program called XeroBank Browser if you want to dynamically change your IP address really quickly.

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