UK internet becoming China.

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  1. Armadillo
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    So yeah, this got snuck in while everyone was distracted by brexit & for whatever reason, it doesn't seem to making much noise in the news (barely anything on it, on bbc for example).

    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...ance-law-in-the-history-of-western-democracy/

    Passed both houses, just has to be signed in now, and is expected by the end of the year.

    TL: DR, ISPs will have to store a connection record for 12 months. No content or specific pages (so bbc.co.uk/sport, will just log bbc.co.uk).

    Agencies that can request to have a snoop

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...wsing-history-what-does-it-mean-a7436251.html

    Oh and of course, to the suprise of no one, mps are exempt, and wouldn't pass it until they were.

    Can't wait until an mp leaves a laptop on a bench with access to the data.

    So basically, if value what little privacy you have left in the uk, then best get a decent vpn provider.
     
  2. FAST6191

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    I will go the other way.

    Bring the noise.
     
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    Time to invest into the VPN market in the UK and make millions.
     
  4. yodamerlin

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    Completely unrelated to this: I moved my servers outside the UK.
     
  5. Elveman

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    Yo, I know the feels - we have something like this in Russia already. But this isn't going anywhere because of the physics of the world (to record everything and store everything you need, well, hardware, right?) so the implementation of this was postponed. And you know, the same can probably occur in your situation as well.
     
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    Glad to be in the U.S right now...
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    i have 500 bucks, can i buy your shares?
     
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    Investing in data storage would also be a good idea...
     
  9. EmanueleBGN

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    "Internet Service Providers must log every user's web browsing history for a year": in Italy is legal from many years to identify a cheater (thief) on internet
     
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    i wonder if they store people visiting .onion or other alike addresses:teach::teach:
     
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  12. Bubsy Bobcat

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    Well shit. Guess who's finally gonna set up a VPN? :P
     
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    Brazil passed a similar law last year or the year before too. It made me sad.
     
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  15. jsa

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    Petition most definitely signed.


    ... just realised that definitely gives the WRONGGGGGG impression. :P
     
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  16. retrofan_k

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    Yeah R.I.P old internet 2016. Is there any other way of masking your activity other than a VPN. I have already subscribed to a premium service but would like additional options too.
     
  17. jsa

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    There's Tor, but that's basically lots of VPNs chained together.
     
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    Yeah, i heard of that but does it not work well with flash, java enabled pages from what i was told, unless it was wrong?
     
  19. FAST6191

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    Even if it didn't would it really matter? Flash and java from a consumer perspective are on death's door.

    That said I still favour bringing the noise. Get enough people with random lookups of all sorts of sites all the time and it becomes a whole lot less useful.
     
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  20. Touko White

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    Tor is overrated, it's fairly easy to track someone with it and loads of sites enable cloudflare which means using tor you have to fill in a shitty jewgle captcha that doesnt even work - it just glitches out and says it can't connect!
     
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