"Widespread doubts" towards the Investigatory Powers Bill

Yesterday, the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee released its assessment of the Government’s Draft Investigatory Powers Bill. Its conclusion: the legislation is confusing, even to tech experts.

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‘Big Brother is watching you’ - George Orwell, 1984

A cliché becomes a cliché for a reason.  The use of ‘Orwellian’ to describe surveillance techniques has been around ever since we became aware of the State watching us.  ID cards, massive databases, CCTV, ANPR, undercover cops, intercepting communications or accessing data – there have always been some of us who have questioned techniques and the safeguards around them.

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Watch: NSA whistleblower Bill Binney reveals the truth about mass surveillance

 

NSA technical director, turned whistleblower, William Binney, gave evidence to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill yesterday.

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