A new measure added to Britain’s Counter-terrorism and Security Bill will require all online service providers, such as Google and Yahoo, to create and retain complete logs of all users activities through computers and mobile phones, nominally so the government can check them for “criminal activity.”
Officially, this is being pushed as going after both organized crime and terrorist organizations, along with “cyber bullies,” but it covers literally everyone with a British IP address.
The bill has seen some opposition from the Liberal Democrats, but is being presented to them by the Cameron government as their only alternative to even more “illiberal” policies.
The Home Secretary is backing the bill, but also wants it to be dramatically expanded, seeking to give security services a complete list of every website every person in Britain visits, and what they did there.
5 thoughts on “Britain Will Require Google, Others to Keep Logs of Users’ Activities”
Time to boycott the UK. This would be easier if Scotland had seceded.
This stupid law is easy to evade. Just use StartPage and/or Ixquick, which do not record IP addresses, searches, or anything else. StartPage uses the Google algorithm, while Ixquick uses Yahoo's.
“list of every website every person in Britain visits
Everyone that is except High Society, for since the beginning of civilization, every country on earth has been ruled by a nobility of the nation’s highest achievers. And such high intelligence and the knowledge of how to establish a fake morality that enslaves society, this passes from father to son.
The sheeple can take the spies for a ride they will never forget.
Time for Google to start publishing Prince Charlie's web surfing.
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