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Standard User AdrianPH
(regular) Fri 30-Oct-15 10:05:14
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Police to get powers to view everyone's internet history


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Story here

Good luck with that then.
Standard User bobble_bob
(knowledge is power) Fri 30-Oct-15 11:17:53
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They still need a court order to do it so a non story really. Not like they can look atl anyone's history for the fun of it
Standard User Michael_Chare
(experienced) Fri 30-Oct-15 11:35:14
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Quite a bit of data for the ISP's to store. What happens if a proxy is used?

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Standard User billford
(elder) Fri 30-Oct-15 11:46:01
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Quite a bit of data for the ISP's to store.
Especially if you have prefetch enabled… just because your browser accessed a website doesn't mean that you did!

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Standard User Skilty
(member) Fri 30-Oct-15 11:56:31
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And if you were using the internet for nefarious purposes then call me dumb but why wouldn't you just go to a "weak" wifi spot and do what you need to do there or buy a burner phone and tether?

Or just make it easy and route every ISP through GCHQ smile

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Standard User Chrysalis
(legend) Fri 30-Oct-15 13:42:20
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hence the move for the net to move to https only (http/2) and I think things like dnscrypt will gain traction to hide dns queries from their eye's also.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Fri 30-Oct-15 15:18:10
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They still need a court order to do it so a non story really. Not like they can look atl anyone's history for the fun of it
That's not true actually. The idea is they can see the meta-data freely, so can HMRC.
Standard User Spud2003
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 30-Oct-15 16:43:59
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I'm about to build a new router(pfSense) and one of the things I'm considering is routing certain devices(i.e. those used for browsing) on the network through a VPN as standard ...
Standard User edwincluck
(member) Fri 27-Nov-15 02:30:54
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They still need a court order to do it so a non story really. Not like they can look at anyone's history for the fun of it
"They" have been snooping on our internet activities for years, without court orders.

Look at the UKUSA agreement, and what powers it secretly grants. The Agreement is decades old now, according to Duncan Campbell, who wrote the 1999 STOA Report on Project Echelon for the European Parliament.

According to Campbell, telecoms traffic for British targets is switched at the NSA Menwith Hill facility in N.Yorks and trunked across the Atlantic to Fort Meade, Maryland.

GCHQ operatives on secondment at that Maryland facility actually perform the 'sigint' on that British internet traffic. In return, NSA staffers perform the same function on domestic US traffic at Menwith in N.Yorks. And then an intelligence summary - if not the raw content data - is sent back to relevant authorities in the target's home country.

The objective of shifting those interceptions to foreign soils is to circumvent domestic espionage laws in Britain and in the USA, and similarly in Canada, Oz and NZ.

Not that insiders and stodgy-thinkers like the OP would ever acknowledge that. BTW, anyone else noticed that the OP (AdrianPH) is all over these intelligence-related stories?!

So, as with "Edward Snowden" and the wikileaks project - the purpose of this proposed law is probably to acclimatise us to what's been happening for decades any way.

Edited by edwincluck (Fri 27-Nov-15 03:04:28)

Standard User tommy45
(knowledge is power) Fri 27-Nov-15 11:24:22
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