Companies Face Criminal Charges for Notifying You of Spying

/ 2 years ago

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The government is at the heart of a major debate regarding your information and their attempts to gain access to them. With everything from encryption to the latest in a long stream of bad ideas, making companies who inform you when people are attempting to read your information pay criminal charges.

The Snoopers Charter, or by its proper name the Investigatory Powers Bill, would not only require sites to keep up to twelve months worth of your details, including your visited sites, but would also give government agencies access to this information, all while government officials have been requesting backdoor access to encrypted data that could be easily accessed by the authorities (not to mention any hacker who finds the backdoor).

A small side note on the bill states that the bill “will ensure that a communications service provider does not notify the subject of an investigation that a request has been made for their data unless expressly permitted to do so”. This means that companies would have to be told they can tell you, rather than being told to keep it a secret.

With companies like Yahoo, Twitter, Facebook and Google already alerting you when they believe your account is being spied upon, making it illegal for companies to warn you that people are delving into your personal life could quickly come back and cause issues, both legally and morally.

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4 Responses to “Companies Face Criminal Charges for Notifying You of Spying”
  1. Scion says:

    F*** that. Time to go Protonmail and TOR.

    • Wesley Avrett says:

      Um… TOR was broken into by the USA’s own FBI. It was developed as a tool for the US Navy. Do you really think it’s a good idea to use something made by our own defense forces, as well as something that’s been taken over by the feds?

      Remember, the only true anonymity is keeping your hard drives unplugged.

  2. Wesley Avrett says:

    It’s easy to get the government to stop spying on you.

    Step 1: Set up a dump computer.
    Step 2: Hook up said computer to the internet.
    Step 3: Set this computer to browse nothing but fetish porn of all kinds, minus the jail inducing kind.
    Step 4: Remain off of your own computer for a few days.
    Step 5: Know that deep down, someone, somewhere, has to browse the now Terabytes of fetish material you’ve been to.

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