UK is planning further snooping opportunities …

The fear is that the currently proposed legislation would allow warrantless wiretapping by GCHQ – Britain’s Intelligence interception organization.

Suffice to say, the LibDem MPs who are freaking out about this are right to do so.

From the Guardian:

Whitehall sources confirmed that the legislation may well enable GCHQ to access some information “on demand” and in “real time” and it remained unclear whether a warrant would be necessary.

Downing Street insisted only data – times, dates, numbers and addresses – not content would be accessible as it sought to quell fears about the proposals.

Big Brother indeed. We have gone so far round the bend that the utterly unconscionable has become worthy of consideration.

Email surveillance plans face Lib Dem rebellion | World news | The Guardian

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