UK Police State

To be forced through in the UK legislation to give the State powers to monitor e-mails, phone calls, sms text messages, tweets on twitter, social interactions on facebook, skype and voip communiications and web browing of every individual in the UK.

This is a Police State writ large, the sort of monitoring one would expect in China or Iran.

There is also to be monitoring of sharing of copyright material.

People will increasingly turn to the use of Dark Net: Use net cafes and guest accounts in public libraries, buy cheap unlocked phones for cash then use a variety of free sim cards from Lyca mobile, use PGP to encrypt e-mails, send e-mails through a chain of anonymous relays to hide the originator and destination, use anonymous web browsing …

It is not terrorists and social activists (the ones who will be targeted) not even rogue states like Israel, Iran and North Korea who are a threat to the UK. It is bankers and speculators, the ones who bribe their way into being wined and dined by senior politicians to influence government policy.

This introduction of a Police State must be opposed.

Please sign the petition.

Top Story in The Highclimbing Daily (Tuesday 3 April 2012).

Email and web use ‘to be monitored’ under new laws
Police and MI5 get power to watch you on the web
Internet activity ‘to be monitored’ under new laws
New powers to record every phone call and email makes surveillance ’60m times worse’
Backlash over plans to monitor all internet use
– Internet law will be a ‘honeypot’ for snoopers (blocked by The Times pay wall)
Email surveillance plans face Lib Dem rebellion


One Response to “UK Police State”

  1. Freeskier Says:

    A Freeskier calls for peace and restoration of Rule of Law in the United States.


    This same approach should be applied to life beyond skiing. Something is either true or it isn’t. It does not matter if the majority believes that 2 + 2 = 5. The truth is what it is even when it is not pleasant or popular. The cliff exists whether you see it or not. An avalanche is unaware of your desire to live.

    The United States overthrew the secular, democratically-elected government of Iran in 1953. We (I am American) installed a brutal dictator (Shah of Iran) for the benefit of American and British oil companies. We have a long and shameful history of helping people in other countries by dropping bombs on them and destroying their homes and means of scratching a living from this planet. If you don’t believe me, Major General Smedley Butler (USMC, Medal of Honor) said the same thing almost 80 years ago and wrote that the usual reason for war was to benefit the richest few on Wall Street.


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