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I'm so glad I don't live in the UK...

Old Apr 1st 2012, 11:05 am
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The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.

Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.
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If people can't live with the risks and responsibilities inherent in freedom they will probably turn to authoritarianism.
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as i understand it all calls, texts etc are already monitored for key words but GCHQ and also by its equivalent
inside the golf balls here in nz

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Old Apr 2nd 2012, 3:03 am
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Have you seen the TV series "person of interest".......makes you think
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It's more likely it will be the Chinese that will be monitoring our Kiwi computer communications, rather than the New Zealand government.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=10794816
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WHAT - you think they weren't anyway!
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
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If people can't live with the risks and responsibilities inherent in freedom they will probably turn to authoritarianism.
I pity the poor sod that has to follow my dull inane lifestyle.....
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So if you txt "I hope to blow up Osama Bin Ladens party ballons" do faceless people start to get excited?
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not anymore cos they know he's dead now...lol
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Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
So if you txt "I hope to blow up Osama Bin Ladens party ballons" do faceless people start to get excited?
Nah, just tried it.....still waiting
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Nah, just tried it.....still waiting
...is that a helicopter I hear....
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Originally Posted by sirplug View Post
Nah, just tried it.....still waiting
What was that text you just sent me? You are running a militant camp in the Ureweras and we are all invited?
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What was that text you just sent me? You are running a militant camp in the Ureweras and we are all invited?
Ooo -topical!
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Originally Posted by simonsi View Post
Ooo -topical!
I was disappointed. When I think of militants I think of razor wire fences and assault courses rather than a few guys with some tents, tins of beans and a couple of rifles. If I'd signed up I'd want a refund .
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Originally Posted by Charismatic View Post
I was disappointed. When I think of militants I think of razor wire fences and assault courses rather than a few guys with some tents, tins of beans and a couple of rifles. If I'd signed up I'd want a refund .
Bet they weren't even hardcore spicy curry beans either
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