Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Every phone call, email and internet click stored by 'state spying' databases

Note: Eavesdropping news from across the pond. Get ready, because it's heading this way...in fact, it's already here! JDL

telegraph.co.uk

Every phone call, text message, email and website visit will be stored for a year for monitoring by the state.

All telecoms companies and internet service providers will be required by law to keep a record of every customer's personal communications, showing who they are contacting, when, where and which websites they are visiting.

Despite widespread opposition over Britain's growing surveillance society, 653 public bodies will be given access to the confidential information, including police, local councils, the Financial Services Authority, the Ambulance Service, fire authorities and even prison governors.

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