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.

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3 thoughts on “Information.”

  1. Sorry to say the same thing is going on in the USA. So long as people have money to go to Walmart and watch 3D movies, they don’t pay attention.

  2. And some little jerk in the FBI is keeping papers on me six feet high…it get me dooooooowwwwnn ….it get me down

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