Britain has passed what everyone calls the “snooper’s charter” otherwise known as the Investigatory Powers Bill. This new legislation establishes the legal framework authorizing the government to hack into devices, networks and services in bulk and to create vast databases of personal information on all UK citizens. This is a preliminary step for a movement to impose worldwide taxation on Brits. This is really to hunt money, not terrorism.
The “snooper’s charter” requires internet, phone and communication app companies to store records for 12 months and allow authorities to access them whenever they demand. That data will include anything you look at or search on the internet as well as all your telephone calls and text messages. Meanwhile, security agencies will be able to force companies to decrypt data avoiding the Apple confrontation in the USA. They are also imposing limitations on the use of end-to-end encryption. They want EVERYTHING you do. This has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with terrorism. This is the hunt for taxes coming to a head in 2017.
Opposition to the bill has not been successful as of yet.
Despite criticism from almost every major technology and internet company – including usually reticent ones like Apple – and from senior parliamentary committees the legislation has received little opposition in parliament. Early on, the only amendment that the bill received from MPs was a measure that stopped themselves being spied on, and while Labour has raised objections to the sweeping spying powers it has not voted against the bill.
Those opposing the bill argue that it has been hastily written and is being pushed through parliament too quickly to ensure that it doesn’t receive full scrutiny. That has led to the bill including measures that are still undefined and so could be used by the government to force companies to do almost anything, tech firms have argued.
Tyranny works on many fronts to impose itself on formerly free people.
Good luck to the British people in surviving what appears to us red-pilled folks across the pond as an effort to get something on everyone in order to crush dissent.