UK is now spelt C-H-I-N-A

The UK government is moving in leaps and bounds to becoming the most repressive state in Europe. Already they have the most comprehensive DNA database of citizens in the world (it has taken an EU court ruling to restrict the holding of innocent citizens DNA to 6 years) now they will be monitoring and storing every call, text, email and website a citizen visits. Sad times, shame this news did not come out of the 5th of November...
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Every phone call, text message, email and website visit made by private
citizens is to be stored for a year and will be available for monitoring by
government bodies.

All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law
to keep a record of every customer’s personal communications, showing who
they have contacted, when and where, as well as the websites they have

The Home Office admitted that only one third of respondents to its six-month
consultation on the issue supported its proposals, with 50 per cent fearing
that the scheme lacked sufficient safeguards to protect the highly personal
data from abuse.

Chris Huhne, the Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman, has criticised the
amount the scheme will cost for what he said is effectively “state spying”.

John Yates, Britain’s head of anti-terrorism, has argued that the legislation
is vital for his investigators.

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