Archive for Privacy
Surely you’ve seen the commercials for Magic Jack, a device you can plug into your personal computer for really cheap phone service. It sounds too good to be true, so… is there a catch or is Magic Jack a scam?” Read the rest of this entry »
The British government is taking extraordinary new powers to monitor everyone’s emailing, internet browsing and phone calls
The recent report by the Interception of Communications commissioner, Sir Paul Kennedy notes that 519,260 requisitions of communications data from telephone companies and internet service providers were made in Britain last year. It is very mysterious who is doing the bulk of this spying, since no statistical breakdown is offered. But Sir Paul suggests the procedures may be a bit much for local authorities and things ought to be made easier for them.
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Hopefully you have been following this fiasco?
If not, we will be keeping an eye on it for you.
BACKSTORY: a group of file-sharing bastards in Sweden were arrested, charged, tried and convicted to the tune of X millions of (American) dollars. OF COURSE the “powers-that-be” are the usual suspects, RIAA et al. and undoubtedly the Hollywanks.
There was also an increase in the trend of governments archiving data on the geographic, communications, and financial records of citizens, as well as enacting legislation intended to increase the reach into individuals’ private lives, the report found.