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[News] Bruce Schneier Attacks Surveillance Society in the UK

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The Tech Lab: Bruce Schneier 

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| Welcome to the future, where everything about you is saved. A future where 
| your actions are recorded, your movements are tracked, and your conversations 
| are no longer ephemeral. A future brought to you not by some 1984-like 
| dystopia, but by the natural tendencies of computers to produce data.   



British ISPs restrict access to Wikipedia amid child pornography allegations

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| Wikinews has learned that at least six of the United Kingdom's main Internet
| Service Providers (ISPs) have implemented monitoring and filtering mechanisms
| that are causing major problems for UK contributors on websites operated by
| the Wikimedia Foundation, amongst up to 1200 other websites.


Bad Phorm: UK Police give green light to Internet spying

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| The email is quoted by El Reg and states that "it has been decided that no
| Criminal Offence has been committed" and there was a "lack of Criminal Intent
| on behalf of BT and Phorm Inc in relation to the tests."
| The best bit, though, is the revelation that BT customers would have given
| implied consent to being spied upon without their knowledge because the aim
| of the tests was to enhance product quality.


Police close file on BT's trials

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| The City of London Police have said there will be no formal investigation of
| BT over its secret trials of an ad monitoring system.


British Government Violates Copyright

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| As much as I utterly despise the entire premise of Intellectual Monopoly,
| this is about violating the principles of a Free License, and if it's good
| enough for the British government to violate our civil rights in the name of
| Intellectual Monopoly, then it's good enough for the Free World to protect
| its "property" (in fact Freedom) too…

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