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posted by martyb on Monday February 08 2016, @06:51AM   Printer-friendly
from the ISP-is-now-a-recursive-acronym dept.

The home secretary's plan to force internet service providers to store everyone's internet activity is vague and confusing, says a committee of MPs.

Police and security services will be able to see names of sites visited in the past year without a warrant, under the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

The science and technology Committee says its requirements are confusing, and firms fear a rise in hacking.

The Home Office said it would study the report's findings.

When she announced the draft bill last year, Theresa May stressed that the authorities would not be able to see individual web pages visited, just basic data, such as domain names like or

The information would, of course, only be used for 'official purposes'.

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  • (Score: 1) by purple_cobra on Monday February 08 2016, @06:50PM

    by purple_cobra (1435) on Monday February 08 2016, @06:50PM (#300790)

    May, Osbourne and - may any passing gods have mercy on our souls - Johnson are in a 3-way fight to be the next Chief Tory. They'll all try to undermine each other and May vs Osbourne is a funny one to watch: she proposes sweeping new powers for the state, he says we can't afford them, blah blah blah. The only down side is that we may get the village idiot that is Boris Johnson by default while the other two undermine each other.
    I hear he knows his subject (Roman history, IIRC) relatively well, but is an otherwise useless tool. I can't see us ever having to negotiate with - or fight, for that matter - the ancient Romans, but I've been wrong in the past.

  • (Score: 2) by mojo chan on Tuesday February 09 2016, @09:11AM

    by mojo chan (266) on Tuesday February 09 2016, @09:11AM (#301294)

    Basically, no matter what happens we are fucked. Utterly fucked for at least another 4.5 years.

    const int one = 65536; (Silvermoon, Texture.cs)