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You are under full surveillance

Dear Brits,

As of next week all your internet activity is under full government surveillance. You can read about the “snooper charter” here at AP.

Just to be clear, that is not just your browsing history. That includes email, chats, VoIP telephone, Netflix/TV, everything coming and going through that cable and/or satellite connection. And do not forget your smartphone.

Let this sink in for a moment.

You government spies on you more, than former communist Eastern Germany spied on its citizens with its Stasi.

Who will have access to your data?

From here comes a list (quote, emphasis mine):

Metropolitan police force
City of London police force
Police forces maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996
Police Service of Scotland
Police Service of Northern Ireland
British Transport Police
Ministry of Defence Police
Royal Navy Police
Royal Military Police
Royal Air Force Police
Security Service
Secret Intelligence Service
GCHQ
Ministry of Defence
Department of Health
Home Office
Ministry of Justice
National Crime Agency
HM Revenue & Customs
Department for Transport
Department for Work and Pensions
NHS trusts and foundation trusts in England that provide ambulance services
Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
Competition and Markets Authority
Criminal Cases Review Commission
Department for Communities in Northern Ireland
Department for the Economy in Northern Ireland
Department of Justice in Northern Ireland
Financial Conduct Authority
Fire and rescue authorities under the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004
Food Standards Agency
Food Standards Scotland
Gambling Commission
Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority
Health and Safety Executive
Independent Police Complaints Commissioner
Information Commissioner
NHS Business Services Authority
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust
Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Board
Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Regional Business Services Organisation
Office of Communications
Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland
Police Investigations and Review Commissioner
Scottish Ambulance Service Board
Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission
Serious Fraud Office
Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust

Also do not forget the five eyes agreement. Thanks to that, the secret agencies and governments of the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will have all your data too.

Naturally, those few will keep your data completely safe. No hacker can get to it. And none of the few government employees will abuse the access to that data. We all know, they are angels. No snooping on the ex, or neighbor, or relative. Never.

Nobody will ever manipulate that data. Nobody will add a bit of child pornography to your browser history. Nobody ever will add a bit of drug buying, or a subscription to an illegal gambling site. No, your government does not engage in such activities.

Boy, you are so much safer now, aren’t you?

Brave new world,

Engine Room

PS: Why didn’t you read more about that? Because your government buried that under Brexit and the US election. That’s how much your politicians and media watch out for you.

3 thoughts on “You are under full surveillance

  1. Gulp! Where did you get that list from?
    I was aware that they were hiding some other bad news under the headlines of the day, but not at all surprised that this was not going to be shouted out in the street. Looks like Brexit isn’t going away soon unfortunately.
    Tips on side stepping this surveillance is always welcome ER. Most of us haven’t a clue! All I can do is keep my nose clean, not upset any spies and stay off the grid as much as possible.
    Grease to your elbow ‘ole boy.

  2. Just read Tyler’s blog. Now evident where the list evolved. Not somewhere I would have looked at without a prompt.

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