Prisoner: Where am I?
Number Two: In the UK.
Prisoner: What do you want?
Number Two: Information.
Prisoner: Which side are you on?
Number Two: That would be telling. We want information, information, information!
Prisoner: You won’t get it.
Number Two: By hook or by crook we will.
Prisoner: Who are you?
Number Two: The new Number Two.
Prisoner: Who is Number One?
Number Two: You are Number Six.
Prisoner: I am not a number. I am a free man.
Number Two: Ha, ha, ha, ha …
Yesterday the Government unveiled the ‘Communications Data Bill‘. It’s a proposal for more powers to intercept and collect information about who you talk to online. Your communications via Google, Facebook or Skype would be open to what may be a large number of government officials [Text from Open Rights Group].
For further reading:
‘Online snooping’ scheme expected to cost at least £1.8bn [Guardian]
‘Online snooping’ scheme will rely on voluntary help of foreign firms [Guardian]
Government set to outline web snooping charter [V3]
This is not good. Not good at all.