UK ISPs betray customers, collaborate on government surveillance


12 Responses to “UK ISPs betray customers, collaborate on government surveillance”

  1. peregrinus says:

    The Inner Party of Airstrip One would be fiercely proud of this proposal and its method of implementation.

    A little late, mind.

    Next, implementation of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis.

    Soma, anyone?

  2. Anton Gully says:

    Betray? Collaborate? UK ISPs collude with Nazis, reveal hiding place of downed, plucky airmen. 

    Some of the language round here is starting to sound dangerously like the Daily Mail. 

    • peregrinus says:

      Daily Mail 23 April 2023

      … in the wake of the January discovery of Huawei telecoms network ‘backdoor spying’ mechanisms in MI6 equipment, the government vowed to take action … to date 143,000 people of Chinese descent resident in the UK have been interned … following an effortless sweep of the population by the police which used their own data to implicate them … and 2,139 individuals face prosecution on charges ranging from information theft to treason …

    • Boundegar says:

      If you trust your privacy to a corporation whic turns around and sells your private data to governments and corporations, is that not a betrayal?  Or is it just that it’s “dangerous” to say so?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Those words correctly convey the meaning of what’s happening. Are you asking Cory to become an unpaid PR flack for the ISPs by altering the language in their favor?

  3. Zhasu says:

    UK and US used to stand for personal freedoms and privacy. They used to criticize Soviets for infringing on these luxuries of the free world. The times have changed.

  4. Is there a list of the ISPs available?  I use information like this to determine which ISP to use and the ISP I’m on has just been bought out by a big one.

  5. Lee Hulbert II says:

    I think your thought experiment there would make an excellent test of these types of laws.  If we could require the government to publish all the information about its own activities that it collects from private individuals, the government would suddenly become much more circumspect about privacy.  

  6. EH says:

    These efforts will continue until there are explicit privacy protections for online activity.

  7. Heevee Lister says:

    Next step: make encryption illegal.  If you’re not guilty, what have you to hide, eh?

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