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April 3, 2012 | By Trevor TimmUK Government Proposes Law Monitoring Every Email, Phone Call, and Text MessageOn Sunday, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister David Cameron and the Interior Ministry were forced to defend a sweeping wiretapping proposal, which would aim to monitor every single email, text message, and phone call flowing through the whole country. The proposal would likely force all UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to install “black boxes” on their systems that use Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) technology, which would give authorities access to all communications data without a warrant or any judicial oversight.
Maybe he's just trying to divert more business to the Royal Mail? If it's anything like the USPS, it will be losing money like crazy.
A first-class stamp will rise in price from 46p to 60p from 30 April  after the regulator lifted some price controls on Royal Mail. The 30% price rise in first-class stamps, and 39% rise for second-class, mark the biggest annual increase in percentage terms since 1975.
But perhaps most worrying of all is the UK government's habit of selling information to all and sundry.
... civil servants and ministers all seem to be quite adept at leaving all maner of classified documents on trains, in cafes and on park benches.
Are the British planning on doing better data encryption, and address anonymization?
Patient Concern said it had real worries about the proposal to make patients' medical data available to private firms as the information would include postcodes and age profiles which would be possible to trace back to the individuals concerned.
With British tabloids thinking it is ok to hack into cell phones of murder victims, and delete the voice-mails in the middle of an active police investigation...
Quote from: CliffordK on 12/04/2012 05:12:16With British tabloids thinking it is ok to hack into cell phones of murder victims, and delete the voice-mails in the middle of an active police investigation...Not wanting to defend the gutter press but, it seems the deletion was automatic ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16146527
It said News of the World reporters may have inadvertently caused messages to be deleted by listening to them - because the system would then remove them after 72 hours.