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    Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Police, councils and the intelligence services made more than 500,000 requests to access private emails and telephone records in the UK last year, according to an annual surveillance report.

    The figures, compiled by the Interception of Communications Commissioner, Paul Kennedy, found that about 1,500 surveillance requests were made every day in Britain.

    That is the annual equivalent to one in every 78 people being targeted. It included 1,500 approved applications from local councils.

    Each request allows public bodies to access data -- which includes telephone records, email and text message traffic
    Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK, study finds | Technology | Internet | Reuters

    Even worse than i thought ...
    Orwell probably didn't even imagine it would be quite this bad.


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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK, study finds | Technology | Internet | Reuters

    Even worse than i thought ...
    Orwell probably didn't even imagine it would be quite this bad.
    Are we spiralling leftwards towards utter destruction, or to the right?
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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Are we spiralling leftwards towards utter destruction, or to the right?
    God knows

    Did you get a survey a few days ago Kaya by the council? Or was it just me?
    Had dozens of questions to find out "improvements" that the council could make .... (Which was why they asked for every detail under the sun) ...
    chucked it away straight away
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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    God knows

    Did you get a survey a few days ago Kaya by the council? Or was it just me?
    Had dozens of questions to find out "improvements" that the council could make .... (Which was why they asked for every detail under the sun) ...
    chucked it away straight away
    Was telling the British government to piss off on the list?

    Well im in North London and your probably West/South because i have a few family members who said something about a council survey not long ago, and they live in the West and one in the South, because we never got it.
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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Was telling the British government to piss off on the list?

    Well im in North London and your probably West/South because i have a few family members who said something about a council survey not long ago, and they live in the West and one in the South, because we never got it.
    Uhmmm what is a council survey?

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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Are we spiralling leftwards towards utter destruction, or to the right?
    What, you think leftists don't spy on their people? Brush up the USSR, China, Cuba . . .
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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Uhmmm what is a council survey?
    You've ... never had a council survey?

    You know, a gazillion questions ranging from how many times you go doctors/income/race/political leanings ... and on it goes.

    Are you happy with the council's services?
    Would you support [-------]?

    They probably pass the information onto private businesses knowing them :/


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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    You've ... never had a council survey?

    You know, a gazillion questions ranging from how many times you go doctors/income/race/political leanings ... and on it goes.

    Are you happy with the council's services?
    Would you support [-------]?

    They probably pass the information onto private businesses knowing them :/

    Oh we get those survey's too. We'd just call them a survey or a marketing survey. Thanxs for clearing that up for me.

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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Was telling the British government to piss off on the list?

    Well im in North London and your probably West/South because i have a few family members who said something about a council survey not long ago, and they live in the West and one in the South, because we never got it.
    Nope, unfortunately not - I would have written a very rude reply on it

    Haha, i forgot to tell you a letter came a few days before the Euro elections from Labour apologising for the MP expenses business and it had written at the bottom in red 'Vote Labour June 4th'

    They wish.
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    Re: Public spied on 1,500 times a day in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Oh we get those survey's too. We'd just call them a survey or a marketing survey. Thanxs for clearing that up for me.
    No problemo.

    I don't fill them out. Ever.


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