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Post Reply since the investigatorys powers bill passed. how screwed r u?
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if u dont know what that is let me explain to u
if u live in uk a bill was recently passed that allowed certain organizations to look at ur entire itnernet history
lol rip


luckily i dont live in uk (:
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Posted 12 days ago
Well I don't live in the U.K. So good luck to the people that do
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37 / F / Seireitei, Soul S...
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Thank Goddess I live in the United States where some privacy online is allowed.
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They wouldn't find anything intresting. Not many people can read encrypted data. Speaking of which it's about time CR rolls out HTTP site wide and a 2 factor authentication on log in.
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I live in the UK. We're fucked
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I live in the uk. I don't personally care that the government knows I'm into hardcore bdsm, tentacles, and mind break porn, but it's still really fucking dumb how low we're going.
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It's not like they're going to look at your entire internet history. They have MUCH better things to do with their time.
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I assume this is the law you were talking about?

"Curses! The Americans Trumped our Brexit. We must outdo those filthy colonials!"

Seriously though, what is with the U.K. and almost gratuitous levels of privacy violation just for the sake of privacy violation?
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unreal that the brits dont tar and feather their "representation" over this
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U.K. time to use a VPN that cannot be tracked. From the articles I've read briefly, it appears all records are supposedly stored for 12 months.

These groups will have access to the data.

Metropolitan Police Service
City of London Police
Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
Police Service of Scotland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
British Transport Police
Ministry of Defence Police
Royal Navy Police
Royal Military Police
Royal Air Force Police
Security Service
Secret Intelligence Service
GCHQ
Ministry of Defence
Department of Health
Home Office
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
HM Revenue & Customs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
Competition and Markets Authority
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
Financial Conduct Authority
Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Scotland
Gambling Commission
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Health and Safety Executive
Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
Information Commissioner
NHS Business Services Authority
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
Office of Communications
Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust
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Posted 11 days ago

GrandMasterTime wrote:

It's not like they're going to look at your entire internet history. They have MUCH better things to do with their time.


if they had "much better" things to do, they wouldn't even bother with this bill though.
by the way, from what i remember the media (such as bbc) there thinks all anime is underage porn, which is illegal.
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I am sure its to crack down on cyber crime and hardcore criminals. I doubt they care about otaku's and their kinky search history.
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except, criminals already know how to cover their own tracks through vpns, encrypted messaging apps, etc, etc.
really, this bill does nothing to stop criminals while sacrificing all online privacy for britons.

edit: meanwhile, how anime is portrayed in the UK
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30698640

edit 2: "but not all anime is porn. the article says only"
good luck explaining that to the police.
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Posted 11 days ago

walker1455 wrote:

I assume this is the law you were talking about?

"Curses! The Americans Trumped our Brexit. We must outdo those filthy colonials!"

Seriously though, what is with the U.K. and almost gratuitous levels of privacy violation just for the sake of privacy violation?


They have been at it ever since we were a colony. We had enough and told them and their tea to fuck off.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

It's not like they're going to look at your entire internet history. They have MUCH better things to do with their time.

I don't think an automated program parsing browsing data en mass, which is how this data will really be handled, has something better to do with its time. It's not just anime and hentai, both of which are fringe hobbies with a bad rap, it is other things like political affiliation, opinions on recreation drug use, and so on that the authorities might start keeping track of. These are things government agencies really have no reason or business knowing. It also becomes easier to crack down on lesser crimes to look like you are "tough on crime".



Kira0309 wrote:

I am sure its to crack down on cyber crime and hardcore criminals. I doubt they care about otaku's and their kinky search history.


Why are you certain of that? It has already been pointed out to that anime and hentai have a terrible reputation in the media making it low-hanging fruit. Claiming that someone is a sexual deviant--no matter how spurious the claim--makes them sound like a hardcore criminal. As I mentioned above, data like the browsing history of every citizen will be parsed by automated programs and scripts. No one has to take a personal interest in you for it to matter. If all they needed this kind of information for was serious stuff, it could be handled by intelligence agencies without a bill like this being passed. And have the seen the ridiculous list of organizations that will have access to the data? It may eventually become standard procedure for police to look at your internet history and see everything you have been doing if they ever have to question you. You may think that you have nothing to hide, but nothing good can come from so many people and agencies having access to this data.

In an ever more connected age, loss of privacy like this is a major blow to society, even if the fallout isn't immediately evident. Even assuming these powers won't be abused in short order, now that this bill has passed, more like it will appear both in Britain and abroad further reducing privacy and the free exchange of information.

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