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The UK government is using its emergency powers to rush through legislation forcing telecoms companies (including ISPs) to retain metadata about all of their customer's communications (including your internet traffic, when and who you call, etc.) in the name of "anti-terrorism". I think it's pretty obvious that we're not in an emergency and this is yet another case of terrorism being used as an excuse by governments to legitimise legislation that seriously infringes the civil liberties of people. Even if you don't think this single piece of legislation is that bad, just bear this in mind. In every single instance where democracies have turned into legislations, governments have played on people's fears (in the past it was communism, now it's terrorism) to legitimise passing dangerous laws without the consent of parliament using emergency powers. This step by itself might not be that serious, but it sets the scene for much more serious infringements on the privacy we all deserve. If it was discovered that the government was wiretapping and bugging everyone there would be mass outrage: this really isn't much different. If you live in the UK and you care about your privacy, please send an email to your MP, either by yourself or via this website which makes it easy. I know that writing to your MP might sound a little scary, but you can find some information on key points to cover here. You do not have to write a massive essay, a few lines would be more than enough. The point is that MPs have to know that the people are against these laws, otherwise they'll just get worse and worse. Please hurry, because this legislation could be passed by Monday. Information: ORG BBC
I know it's bad and I'm not endorsing or recommending actions here. Maybe I'm just bored. I need a cigarette I know that much and I don't have any. I haven't posted on here in a while. I'm stuck indoors as my credit card company is charging me loads and I struggle to pay it off with dole payments. Anyway that's a different thing. I just feel like I have this whole world of action inside me and I can't do anything with it. I'm thinking of buying a bike for my birthday as that would enable me to go out and not cost anything. I'm having some frustrations building lasting regular communications and relationships on the internet. People seem to just stop after a while. I don't have much to talk about in my life as every day is the same really. I'm gonna be 30 in April and that bothers me. I'm trying to walk the line between exposure and privacy. I'd like to make YouTube vids but not be in them...or be in them rarely. Maybe by drawing cartoons in them I dunno. I really do like being mysterious lol. I think I'm gonna go downstairs and pour myself a brandy right now. That's what I got for Christmas. Hope people had a nice Christmas by the way. I got brandy and hideous days of the week socks and chocolate truffles which I ate rather quickly. It's boredom really. It's all boredom. Whoops I've posted this in the wrong section I think....sorry.