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UK Building Eavesdropping Infrastructure
29 April 2000

'This Sunday Times story about a new office under MI5 scheduled to open later this year with the innocuous name of "Government Technical Assistance Centre" to oversee the content of e-mail sent by and to Britons ought to give pause to anyone interested in online privacy. Though governments will always be several steps behind determined privacy seekers, this bodes ill for anyone who'd prefer to keep the contents of their e-mail even nominally secret. "The security service and the police will still need Home Office permission to search for e-mails and internet traffic, but they can apply for general warrants that would enable them to intercept communications for a company or an organisation," says the article. How comforting.' link

Posted by SteveC at 02:59 PM Sat 29 Apr 2000 Categories: Cybercrime , Privacy , RIP Interception (Part I Chapter 1) , Slashdot