Being someone who doesn’t write much about what’s happening in other countries. The reasoning for that is because I don’t live there. My extortion fees (taxes) maybe sent there but I have no allegiance to any of them. But once and a while I will see a story that makes me pause.
There seems to be a concentrated effort from Governments to control the Internet. We have seen it in China, with company’s bowing down to block any content the Government deems unacceptable. Even in the Land of the Free, we have Control Freaks wanting to stop us “Great Americans” from seeing certain web content. All in the name of “National Security”.
We, Freedom Lovers, have known for years Britain is a Quasi-Police State. But this goes way beyond the pale. George Orwell has stopped spinning in his grave, because he’s to tired to spin anymore.
THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant. The move, which follows a decision by the European Union’s council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives “a coach and horses” through privacy laws.
This is crazy. What really turns my stomach even more is, there will be Americans who will defend this and hope for this to happen here in the Good Ole USSofA.
The hacking is known as “remote searching”. It allows police or MI5 officers who may be hundreds of miles away to examine covertly the hard drive of someone’s PC at his home, office or hotel room.
Police say that such methods are necessary to investigate suspects who use cyberspace to carry out crimes. These include paedophiles, internet fraudsters, identity thieves and terrorists.
Is this something we will see in Amerika? If the control freaks in Washington,D.C. it’s enablers ,and the drones who need to feel safe by their Kind and Loving Federal Government have anything to do with it, no doubt we will.
“War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.”