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UK Government Pushes ISPs to Retain Data
Filter All User Content Through Government Approved 'Black Boxes'
by Karl Bode 08:36AM Friday Aug 03 2012
Just like in the States there's a strong push afoot to require ISPs retain user activity logs for a year or two. In the UK, as part of the Home Office's communications data bill, wireless and landline broadband ISPs are being required to collect all communications records and keep them for at least a year. According to local news reports, ISPs may be required to route the data via a government-approved "black boxes" which will decrypt the message and then pass the data back to the ISP for storage. Granted it sounds like the government hopes to sniff that data in transit, using technology the likes of which AT&T and others are rumored to be using in cooperation with the NSA. "If you're having to route all traffic through one box, it's going to cut down on connection speeds," warns a UK ISP association. "The hardware can only look at a certain amount of traffic per second."

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Lollard

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Sod Off!

Does anyone have the backbone to tell government?

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Easily defeatable

These monitoring systems will be easily defeatable and I wish pols would just wake up and realize this.
Wilsdom

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Re: Easily defeatable

Once the door is opened and mass surveillance becomes normal the system can be tightened as technology allows with no further discussion. The UK is also interested in repressing certain rights, and will catch people as long as they consider exercising rights as natural; to get them to take evasive measures is actually still success, since it indicates that they have internalized their disenfranchisement. At best they will have a false sense of security and incriminate themselves further, since government can always focus its vast resources and crush them at will.

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said by ArrayList:

These monitoring systems will be easily defeatable and I wish pols would just wake up and realize this.

And those bypassing the system in some way will stand out like a red flag. Then the govt will turn their other tools on those people.
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Re: Easily defeatable

how do you figure? Unless they plan on banning any form encryption(NOT LIKELY), it is too easy to defeat these black boxes.
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Re: Easily defeatable

said by ArrayList:

how do you figure? Unless they plan on banning any form encryption(NOT LIKELY), it is too easy to defeat these black boxes.

and you think the government couldnt just get the records from your end or the destination end? encryption is useless in the day and age that the NSA needs simply send a "national security" letter to the destination website, or pull the "terrorist" card on you and seize your computer for the encryption keys.

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Re: Easily defeatable

jeffreydean1

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Re: Easily defeatable

You mean reality? Since all those things have already happened and happen every day? Seriously, it's getting tiresome for people in denial to keep claiming that anyone that actually follows the news and knows what's going on is a conspiracy theorist.

Do you HONESTLY believe that the government doesn't do these things? Stop fooling yourself.

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Re: Easily defeatable

no, I know they do these things. I think people that think they can't defeat it are the people fooling themselves. This who thing is theatrics. They won't catch anyone with their little boxes.
Rekrul

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...

They're just following Orwell's manual...

battleop

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Does anyone here really care?

After all it's been a few hundred years since England has told us what to do.
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The first thing I thought...

...when I read that headline:

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