UK email and Web monitoring law – just use TOR

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The UK is about to introduce a new law (late 2013 I suspect) that allows police and the intelligence community increased powers to monitor email and social media communications. The new surveillance system will involve Internet Service Providers (ISPs) collating and providing the intelligence community and Police with email and web browsing behaviour on every UK citizen who uses an email address and the Web. This new law will not cover telephone calls, but we all know these have been monitored for years anyway. The UK will still be able to monitor the ‘majority’ of its citizens with this new law, but its the ‘minority’ they will want to ‘watch’. That minority includes the terrorists and criminals groups, so one suspects these groups will continue to use reverse proxy services and a network/client proxy called TOR. Read more....

April 13, 2012
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