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Next President of the United Fates of America
meanwhile in merry old England   Naughty Whip
or  Hmm2
Privacy bogeyman: Putin’s face invades London in campaign against controversial UK spy bill
Quote:Warning Brits about the dangers of a new surveillance bill, 
UK campaigners have flooded London with sinister captioned portraits of Vladimir Putin. Lol
The choice of bogeyman however could be better, 
given the notoriety of Western global spying operations.

The posters and billboards which have been recently appearing all across the British capital, 
and also in newspapers, 
including the Guardian and The Telegraph, 
feature a very distinctive face {Putin} with a caption that reads: 
“A government that spies on its citizens. 
What’s not to like?”

The Don’t Spy On Us Campaign,
a coalition of several pro-privacy organizations, 
also launched an online petition urging the reformation of the surveillance bill. 
Photographs of Chinese and North Korean leaders were also used by campaigners Rofl
but drew less attention, RT’s Harry Fear reported from London.

“Of course, Putin’s face and the Russian brand, 
if you will, have resonance here in the UK given all of the demonizing in politics and the media,” Fear said. 
He noted however that “the British public on average 
knows a great deal about the American surveillance program, not the Russian or Chinese.”

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Indeed many on the internet are puzzled 
by the choice of the Russian president as the face for the campaign, 
calling the whole affair “a bit peculiar.”

In particular, some mocked the campaigners’ choice of images, 
saying that faces of other leaders, 
such as US President Baraсk Obama or UK Prime Minister David Cameron would have been more suitable.
Brits blindly walking into Orwellian surveillance state, survey suggests
Quote:Known to its opponents as the “snoopers’ charter,” 
the bill will give UK law enforcement bodies unprecedented access to citizens’ online activities.

It will allow them to force broadband providers such as BT and Virgin 
to store people’s internet browsing history 
and hand over this data to the state in the absence of judicial oversight.

Intelligence agencies and government bodies such as the National Crime Agency (NCA) 
will also be allowed to hack citizens’ internet networks, 
personal computers and other devices. 

While the government says the legislation is vital to combating organized crime and terrorism, 
privacy rights advocates say it goes too far. 
They argue unlimited access to citizens’ private communications and devices 
should be a real concern for British people.

Privacy International (PI), which specializes in the field of mass surveillance and privacy rights, 
says the IP Bill will give police deeply intrusive snooping powers, 
allowing for the installation of malware on citizens’ computers.

PI also warns the draft legislation would allow UK authorities 
to remotely gain access to files on citizens’ computers and erode data security on their personal devices, 
without them knowing.

It currently remains unclear who will pay for the implementation and maintenance 
of the infrastructure needed to accompany these legislative changes. 
Experts suggest the cost could spiral into billions of pounds.

PI also warns UK citizens’ internet browsing history will be obtainable by police in the absence of a warrant, 
and the cost of turning Britain into an Orwellian surveillance state is currently unknown.

“A recent estimate was £1.2 billion [about US$1.7 billion], 
or more than seven times the highest Home Office estimate. 
This cost could be passed to you and would mean higher broadband and mobile phone bills. 
You will be paying for the police to spy on you,” the group says on its website.

“With this money they could employ 3,000 more full-time police officers for a decade – 
at a time of spending cuts across police forces. 
Mass surveillance of the population does not make us safer, 
but police officers on the streets do.

“Our police already have very powerful investigation and surveillance capabilities. 
They do not need such intrusive powers that will impact on everyone’s right to privacy.

“We are calling on internet service providers to publicly oppose the bill in its current form.”


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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 05-12-2016, 03:09 AM

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