UK wants to effectively make it illegal to communicatr in private, allowing the government unfettered access to all communications.
"Speaking at an event in the East Midlands, Mr Cameron said he recognised such powers were "very intrusive" but he believed that they were justified to counter the growing threat to the UK, as long as proper legal safeguards were in place."
Neither currently nor historically, does or did the USSR or China have this ability, with UK effectively abolishing the right to privacy.
Any communication that is captured, will eventually leak, and Uk does not exactly have a glowing track record of being able to keep major secrets secret, and with that in mind, never mind less important secrets.
Anything that can be used against someone, will be used aginst them, for any reason, by the authorities, or otherwise.
This is indeed a very scary development on the back of the Paris terrorist attack, with governments seizing the opportunity to use the event for their own purposes, under the mantra of security and if you dont have anything to hide....
We all hav things that we may mot need to hide, but nevertheless wants the world to know, and when a governtmrnt knows, the world does.
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