im Opposed to this kind of abuse of power but gotta say though the government already did this sort of thing.
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safet”(Benjamin Franklin)
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety” (Benjamin Franklin)
I wonder if he included his slaves in that?
Seriously though, this sort of snooping shouldn’t be legalised, in fact there should be big penalties for doing it.
It will lead to a serious chilling of free speech, as happens in countries where this sort of thing is known to be done.
Although I thoroughly agree this is something we need to fight I don’t see why LGBT people in particular should be worried about it. This affects every man, woman and child in the country.
This is the same organisation that was once allied to The Paedophile Information Exchange which, in a 1976 submission to the Criminal Law Revision Committee of the British Parliament, argued that “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in, with an adult result in no identifiable damage… The real need is a change in the attitude which assumes that all cases of paedophilia result in lasting damage”.
Harriet Harman, incidentally, was a major cheerleader for the National Council for Civil Liberties (Liberty) at the time and an active advocate for adult-child sex.
Good to see Liberty campaigning staunchly against the Orwellian Snooper’s Charter, but with their history one does wonder whether really they are only worried about what the snoops may find in their own back yard…
I have signed and support the opposition to this bill. It is an infringement of privacy, freedom of speech and personal liberty. Another ACTA in the making.
If this starts, I will set up an email account specifically for the purpose of having an automated script constantly bombard it with extremely large (many megabytes) messages, and encourage friends to do the same. Make them run out of disk space as quickly as possible, so that recording the contents of everyone’s emails simply stops being cost effective. It’s a type of civil disobedience that they surely can’t legislate against.