On Saturday, the UK Open Rights Group held a London training session for activists who want to fight the "Snoopers' Charter," a legislative proposal to give government the power to order online service providers and merchants to retain your communications, and make them available to law enforcement, civil servants, and ministers without a warrant.
They say this is about fighting terrorism, but they're not just watching suspected terrorists, they're planning on watching all of us, all the time. They plan on turning every merchant, telcom, service provider and games company into a government spy, a political officer lurking in our schools, homes and workplaces.
I gave a closing keynote at the event, and there will be more to follow across the country. Get fighting!
Stop the Snoopers' Charter (local events)
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