Government Resurrects Plan To Monitor All Phone Calls And Emails

Dissent, we don’t need no friggin dissent!!!

The British government has dusted off previously shelved plans to create huge databases, enabling spy agencies to monitor every phone call, email and text message as well as websites visited by everyone in the country.

The Telegraph reports that under the plans, the government will force every communications network to store the data for one year. The plans also extend to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and gaming sites.

The plans, drawn up by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, the government’s secret eavesdropping agency, may be officially announced as soon as May, according to details seen by the Telegraph. Those agencies would have real time access to the records kept by companies such as Vodafone and British Telecom.

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2 thoughts on “Government Resurrects Plan To Monitor All Phone Calls And Emails

  1. Dissent only happens when the system breaks down, i,e, democracy fails or is usurped by a minority.

    Greece is a good example. Papademos said recently that “vandalism, violence and repression have no place in a democracy”… that would be right if the country was democratic but Papademos was installed into power by the Troika – hardly democratic.

    In the absence of democracy, vandalism and violence are some of the only tools the people have left to express their dissatisfaction with the system.

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