Monday, June 10, 2002 ~ Comments Off
Police to spy on all emails
“Millions of personal emails, other internet information and telephone records are to be made accessible to the police and intelligence services in a move that has been denounced by critics as one of the most wide-ranging extensions of state power over private information.”
Is it disturbing that Philip Kendred Dick’s future, as so vividly depicted in BladeRunner, appears to be happening?
Or did you see it coming? Privacy International has been preaching about this kind of thing since 1990. Why the sudden outrage? The signs have been there for a long time, and I would be seriously suprised if government agencies aren’t already ‘tapping’ into cyber crime, monitoring emails and messages. The age of the internet has given us all a very short memory, understandable with the amount of information we can now process everyday, but we it comes to fundamental issues such as these, we must keep them in the forefront of our minds.