Monday, November 21, 2016

The Most Intrusive Spying Powers in the “History of Western Democracy.”

Britain’s Investigatory Powers Bill, voted through Wednesday, 

gives the government what critics claim will be some of the most intrusive spying powers in the “history of Western democracy.”

U.K.-based Internet service providers will be expected to keep full records of every customer’s browsing history, stretching back a year, and the statute will provide enough legal clout for the government to force companies to decrypt data on demand as well as create security backdoors on the devices they sell in order to facilitate spying. more