UK's Plan to Monitor Emails and Other Communications

The UK would like to implement a new system (originally brought up by the Labour party) that would oblige Internet access providers to monitor all electronic communications. The ISPs would have to store logs of all communications, though they say the actual content of emails wouldn't be recorded without a warrant.

They will most likely forge email providers certificates in order to intercept encrypted traffic, because most browser by default trust just about any certificate emitted by a "company" most users wont even notice.

If you are a UK citizen you can sign this petition. You can also check out ORG who follow these issues very closely (the only thing they do wrong is that they use bitly links!).

This came out yesterday, yet it's not an April fools joke..

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owiwi

Welcome to the new China... :(
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Nux

All HEIL UK's great firewall.
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rike

That is pretty much like the system already existing in France (without the certificate part you mention), if I am not wrong here, it has been defined under the LCEN law from 2004.

Germany, in turn, has ruled the storage of logs illegal, when it is done without a warrant and has even obliged a provider (Deutsche Telekom) to delete connection logs of their clients.

China, yes, welcome also to the Iran n° 2 ;)
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Nux

Would be nice to have a British Calyx! (see the next blog post :> )
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manu - http://manurevah.com

Nux, that would be great, and btw, the software Calyx will be developing will be Free/Open so you could start up an ISP using the technologies they develop.
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Nux

That's really nice!
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Nux

Whoever will start an ISP like this in UK will be buried by WhoreMedia and BT... :-)
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