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Police set to step up hacking of home PCs

Allow me to quote from the article:

THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant.

The move, which follows a decision by the European Union’s council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives “a coach and horses” through privacy laws.

Yup. It's just a matter of time before this is shoved down the collective throat of the US people for reasons of "Fighting Terrorism" or "Controlling Dissension/Sedition".

Really England, How far you've fallen.


3 Response for the "British Nanny State To Hack Citizens"

  1. Anonymous says:

    And people wonder why they made the movie "V for Vendetta" about England.....

  2. jeremy says:

    Sure, there's no privacy in England, but that just means there is better footage the television producers can use for their version of 'Cops'

  3. jimbo says:

    and England supposedly fought two horrendous world wars for "freedom & democracy"...they may as well not have bothered.....even if Hitler had to have won WWII, their country could hardly be any worse off than it is now!

    what a bloody, pathetic joke!