8 May 2009

UK ID card Gameshow!

Reading UK news reports you might think there had been a 'government climbdown', and that our liberties and privacy are now safer than they were. Not a bit of it.

When she says the government won't be building a single super-database "because of privacy", Jacqui Smith is lying. She has never worried about your privacy before, and the actual policy remains the same. Not one step back in mass surveillance, but a surge forward.

Behind the carefully set-up headline there is a simple announcement: the government does intend more comprehensive monitoring than any police state in history — who you call, for how long, what you read online, who all your friends are, who you emailed, when, and where you were when you did so — all without a warrant.

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