Now this is downright scary. Apparently, the British government has plans to establish an Internet “Black Box” system where every British computer user connected to the Internet would get his email and browsing activity sent to a giant, centralized database.
The vision was outlined at a meeting between officials from the Home Office and Internet Service Providers earlier this week.
It is further evidence of the Government’s desire to have the capability to vet every telephone call, email and internet visit made in the UK, which has already provoked an outcry.
The proposal is expected to be put out to consultation as part of the new Communications Data Bill early next year.
I don’t know about you, but doesn’t this scream “BIG BROTHER” into your ears? It just makes me glad that I’m living in Canada.