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Internet ‘snooper’s charter’ could jeopardise national security, ISPs warn

Posted By admin On September 8, 2012 @ 5:05 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Martin Beckford
London Telegraph [1]
September 8, 2012

The London Internet Exchange (Linx), which represents service providers, said the Government’s controversial surveillance proposals represent a “dramatic shift” in the balance between individuals’ privacy and the power of the state.

It said forcing them to keep details of all website visits and mobile phone calls would in effect create a communications data profile for every user, which also would affect the relationship of trust they have with customers.

Authorities would be able to search the database to look for all people who were in Trafalgar Square at a particular time and date and who had visited certain websites in the previous year, it is claimed.

If this “profiling engine” were ever hacked into, “it would constitute a significant threat to national security”. But Linx said its members had “significant doubts” about the feasibility of building the system.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/9525710/Internet-snoopers-charter-could-jeopardise-national-security-ISPs-warn.html

[2] Thai government censors Internet for ‘national security’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/thai-government-censors-internet-for-national-security.html

[3] Hundreds Of ISPs Refuse To Go Along With Big Brother Spy System: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hundreds-of-isps-refuse-to-go-along-with-big-brother-spy-system.html

[4] ‘The Internet Should be Adapted to Allow for Oversight by the National Security Agency’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/%e2%80%98the-internet-should-be-adapted-to-allow-for-oversight-by-the-national-security-agency%e2%80%99.html

[5] US govt grants large ISPs immunity if they help spy on internet usage of Americans: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-govt-grants-large-isps-immunity-if-they-help-spy-on-internet-usage-of-americans.html

[6] Internet Police: London Signs Warn Against Accessing “Extremist” Material: http://www.prisonplanet.com/internet-police-london-signs-warn-against-accessing-extremist-material.html

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