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The British government (who lost 25 million families' financial data, repeatedly, over the last several years) are proposing to spy on every single email and phone call placed in the country, but it'll be OK because all this highly personal, warrantless surveillance will be "subject to strict safeguards." This will fight terrorism by making the haystack orders of magnitude larger, which will naturally make it easier to locate the Al Quaeda needles.
Funny, for all surveillance, Osama bin Laden is still free -- and we're not. Guess who's winning the "war on terror?"
BBC via Boingboing
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Dude, the U.K is like 10x scarier than the U.S.
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Dude, the U.K is like 10x scarier than the U.S.
The same thing is going on here. They just don't tell you.
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The same thing is going on here. They just don't tell you.
Yep.
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The same thing is going on here. They just don't tell you.

Nah, they got too much bureaucracy and bi-partisan bickering over here for any of that to get too out of hand.
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Yeah US and Uk are very scary and you guys are giving to us
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Uh, DARPA designed the internet. DefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAdministration. They are the a big player of the Military-Industrial Complex - some of their stuff we know about , most no so much. If what we know about their work is any indication, what we don't know could probably literally end the world.

DARPA is helping the NSA build ever better systems specifically for snooping on the web - it's rumored that they have every web page, every email, every instant message, all of it. It's also rumored that they have absolutely no way to effectively mine all of that data, which is why the freedom movement is looking at AI researchers with such contempt.
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Uh, DARPA designed the internet. DefenseAdvancedResearchProjectsAdministration. They are the a big player of the Military-Industrial Complex - some of their stuff we know about , most no so much. If what we know about their work is any indication, what we don't know could probably literally end the world.

DARPA is helping the NSA build ever better systems specifically for snooping on the web - it's rumored that they have every web page, every email, every instant message, all of it. It's also rumored that they have absolutely no way to effectively mine all of that data, which is why the freedom movement is looking at AI researchers with such contempt.
I thought CERN supposedly "invented the internet"?
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V for Vendetta!!!
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Time to move to New Zealand I think.
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