UK scraps plans for Big Brother database

UK scraps plans for Big Brother database: “Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, has scrapped plans to build a giant database
to monitor the UK’s e-mails, phone calls and internet activity. Instead,
records of every electronic communication will be held by private companies
at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of £2 billion over ten years.”

(Via Tech and Web from Times Online.)

1 Comment on "UK scraps plans for Big Brother database"

  1. the NSA in america are monitoring our texts, phone calls and internet activity already and sharing the data with uk government agencies.

    theyve only recently started to act upon information they gather from these methods. ie. a student received a joke text from his friend about derailing a train and was arrested shortly afterwards for failing to report a potential terrorist activity.

    wake up people.

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