The secret, emergency snooping law that the UK Tories plan on ramming through Parliament this week without debate has been published. It's bad, and the leadership of Labour and the Libdems are complicit in the plan to make it law.
As feared, The Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill sets out broad powers to order ISPs and telcos to secretly spy on their customers, under a very wide range of rubrics (including "securing the economic well-being of the UK"), without judicial oversight, and to make up new spying laws without any further debate, as "secondary legislation."
If you're in the UK, the Open Rights Group needs you to write to your MP. It's urgent.
Spying through the keyhole, larsjuh, CC-BY)
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