When it comes to surveillance and spying on normal people. the USA and the NSA take center stage. Largely, because we are bigger, Snowden was part of the NSA, and lately some American internet/software companies starting fighting the surveillance state a bit. All that keeps us in the news.
Mostly ignored is, that the British GCHQ is far worse than the NSA and that the English government is far ahead, when it comes to creating the perfect surveillance state.
Point in case, the latest law initiative, as reported by ZDNet here:
UK surveillance bill will force tech companies to disclose new products before they launch
The government will force companies operating in the UK to declare “products and services in advance of their launch” to ensure police can still intercept data.
I said it before, my image of England and the English has changed drastically over the last five years.
What happened to magna carta? You gave up all your freedoms. What happened to “my home is my castle”, to friendly and polite and unarmed bobbies? It seems, the Nazis lost World War II, but fascism won it in England.
Your government fucks you over and you don’t seem to care about it at all. Instead you bend over a bit more, while dreaming of some old glory days and think you would do better outside the EU. As if anybody in the world would care about doing more business with you then.
If the above mentioned bill passes, you will lose all the American IT companies. Or do you honestly think, Apple, Google, Facebook, et al. will give their trade secrets to your government? Do you think, the UK with its mere 64 million people will get, what China with its 1.4 billion could not get?
From the outside it looks, you are adamant to ruin your country.
Puzzled and slightly worried,