Monday, April 2, 2012

"Next bill. The proposed name change to Oceania."

The British government is set to unveil legislation that will allow it to monitor its citizens' phone calls, emails, text messages and internet use. The UK Home Office says technological advances mean it needs new powers to tackle terrorism and crime. Internet firms will be required to give the intelligence agency, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), access to communications on demand. It will allow officers to monitor who is calling who, and for how long, or what websites they are visiting. The legislation also covers social networking sites. (more)