Big Brother Is Watching You

@mrtoffee (1533)
November 4, 2015 4:39am CST
I have just seen on the BBC news website that the UK government are going to force internet companies to keep a record of every website visited during the past twelve months. And the reason for this intrusion on our personal internet activity, I hear ask, well it's that good old war on terror once again. Yes there are a few mad people in this world plotting on blowing up others, but seriously why does the UK government need to now every website we visit, surely that is an infringement of our human rights. Plus it's a massive burden on the internet providers and is sure to push up costs for consumers even higher. All in all I am totally against this move.
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@PhredWreck (6096)
4 Nov 15
I think it is kinda handy myself...I mean, if my computer ever crashes, I can just ask the NSA for a copy of my hard drive.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
Lol @PhredWreck I had never thought of that, it's kind of like a backup service :-)
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4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee Hey...just out of curiosity, you do know about the smilies, right?
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
@PhredWreck no, when I do them on my phone I get question marks and I can't get them to work on the PC, I guess there is a secret way of getting them to appear here on mylot lol
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@Bluedoll (17152)
• Canada
4 Nov 15
The cost is the most concerning part. I pay enough now for something that is only electrical charges.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
I know exactly what you mean @bluedoll it's like all the companies come together and work out what the maximum they can get away with charging is
@Bluedoll (17152)
• Canada
4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee Or pass their expense to someone else. The consumer we are called. Right now I'm eating it all up but sending it back too right? How can I "use" electricity when it just goes around in a circle? Here they started charging people who requested paper billing. People didn't want to be charged for their bills. What nerve.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
@Bluedoll they charge for paper bills here to, it's just another way of fleecing the customers sadly
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Nov 15
I'm pretty unconcerned.
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@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee A good point was made on the radio this morning that such data could be used when kids go missing or to check the state of mind of accused criminals in the time before their offence.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
@boiboing that is a very good point indeed, I guess there are a lot of good uses for this information.
@boiboing (12524)
• Northampton, England
4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee No good without bad or vice versa. She was saying the police found paedophile ring and there were something like 18 people they couldn't identify but if they'd had the data on internet usage, they would have been able to get them. If that means the 'authorities' can see my Mylot pages and my amazon shopping, then I think it's a small price to pay.
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@gudheart (12804)
4 Nov 15
I read about that too. I think it is silly, but then again I think they have already being spying on our internet usage anyway but kept it secret lol
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
I would definitely say some of the government agencies have been spying on us @gudheart and for quite a while to.
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@gudheart (12804)
4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee Yep. Spying on us via many methods not just via internet.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
@gudheart indeed, they are everywhere and know pretty much our every move, god I must bore them so much
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
4 Nov 15
Oh no, why keep track of all the websites? Is it not that the technologies today are very updated that they should be able to track whatever they need in a nick of time? Why keep record and intrude? It will be affecting the server provider also, right?
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
I think it will effect every part of the internet industry here in the UK @rakski to me it just seems completely over the top.
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@rakski (2585)
• Philippines
4 Nov 15
@mrtoffee i agree with you there. A lot will be affected with that action.
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@destry (2435)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
4 Nov 15
It will just drive the terrorists to hide behind VPL's . . . VPN's I mean.
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@mrtoffee (1533)
4 Nov 15
It sure will @destry as usual the government is just wasting our hard earned money.
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@simone10 (22269)
• Louisville, Kentucky
4 Nov 15
I guess it really doesn't bother me but it is the principal of it all.
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