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.
This came out yesterday, yet it's not an April fools joke..
- Phone and email records to be stored in new spy plan - telegraph.co.uk
- Backlash over email and web monitoring plan - bbc.co.uk
- Stop the government snooping on every email and Facebook message - action.openrightsgroup.org
- Scrap Plans to Monitor all Emails and Web Usage - epetitions.direct.gov.uk