Shrewd Mammal

Phorm, UK Govt and tracking you online

Posted on: September 16, 2008

And now, good citizens of the UK, you can kiss goodbye to ANY semblance of privacy on the web. I remember reading an article 4-5 years ago about this and reading comments like “never happen”, “government would not allow it” but oh yes, now the Govt are SUPPORTING this.

For what purpose?


This is another erosion of our FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT to privacy, and with plans to check and scan our emails it is akin to having your personal mail opened and read before you get it.

Try PGP (GnuPGP or PGPi) while you still can.

Not even my trusty Fedora Core or Ubuntu boxes could get round this, the last frontier for Linux hacktivism?


1 Response to "Phorm, UK Govt and tracking you online"

The constant erosion of our right to privacy is very worrying, particularly when no major party appears to be opposed to this infringement of our liberties. Let us hope, as we head towards the next election, that at least one party will take a stand on this issue and also, suggest some repeals of existing legislation. There are not 65m terrorists in this country, in fact there are probably only a handful, close surveillance of the few is always preferable to ‘punishment’ of the majority.

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