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(Daily Mail)   That text to your BFF Jill? We're saving it for a year just in case the government wants to give it a read. You know...for your own safety   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-02-19 06:06:47 PM  
...and so will information exchanged between players in online video games

spawn campers are f*cking terrorists.
 
2012-02-19 06:20:27 PM  
It would cost way too much to store all that data.
 
2012-02-19 06:21:12 PM  
If the government wants to dig around people's older, private messages they can just ask NewsCorp for copies.
 
2012-02-19 06:22:10 PM  
www.pcbyfast.com
 
2012-02-19 06:22:21 PM  
Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: 'Britain is .................

stopped reading there. it's Britain, what do you expect. wake me up when it jumps the pond.

oh right we have individual liberties here. non story.
 
2012-02-19 06:22:39 PM  
I'm thinking perhaps it's time for a NANNY STATE tag.
 
2012-02-19 06:23:08 PM  
cache.gizmodo.com

Heh. Even better.
 
ecl
2012-02-19 06:23:45 PM  
Why announce that... I've assumed the US government has been doing this for years.
 
2012-02-19 06:24:06 PM  
They just need these legal tools to spy on brown people with strange religions. They'd NEVER use these tools to spy on white people!
 
2012-02-19 06:26:31 PM  

ecl: Why announce that... I've assumed the US government has been doing this for years.


Companies do it for them. For billing purposes or something.
 
2012-02-19 06:27:17 PM  
You let it happen.
 
2012-02-19 06:27:52 PM  
If you don't have anything to hide you have nothing to fear.

\\ uh or something like that
 
2012-02-19 06:28:15 PM  

ecl: Why announce that... I've assumed the US government has been doing this for years.


Echelon and Carnivore. Big deal, it tags everything within the keyword parameters. Now get somebody to analyze it. Go ahead. I'm sure gold terrorist congress child plutonium they'll dedicate resources to each and every message.
 
2012-02-19 06:30:16 PM  

dervish16108: They just need these legal tools to spy on brown people with strange religions. They'd NEVER use these tools to spy on white people!


Well now, remember that some white people are liberals. And if a few Real AmericansTM have to bear scrutiny so a dirty lib can't hide, that's just how it is. After all, if you're not a dirty lib then you have nothing to hide, and if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

You know, unless federal judges start disappearing into prisons.
 
2012-02-19 06:30:34 PM  
Crypto texts?
One time pads only.
 
2012-02-19 06:31:28 PM  
www.elec-intro.com
 
2012-02-19 06:32:05 PM  

baufan2005: It would cost way too much to store all that data.


Way too much for who? The taxpayers? Their pockets are bottomless.
 
2012-02-19 06:36:22 PM  
Now we are safe from terrorism
 
2012-02-19 06:37:35 PM  

ElLoco: baufan2005: It would cost way too much to store all that data.

Way too much for who? The taxpayers? Their pockets are bottomless.


No, the planet, as to store all of that data would essentially require cannibalizing our planet, maybe solar system, with current technology levels.

Stupid politicians.
 
2012-02-19 06:39:29 PM  
Good thing I don't text.
 
2012-02-19 06:40:49 PM  
With the way kids talk these days, I could see them thinking it was some form of code.
 
2012-02-19 06:41:02 PM  
I'm sure they will find my typical text exchanges to be rather mundane, and possible very familiar:

Wife: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Hmmm... How about Mexican? Thai sounds pretty good too.
Wife: I don't know, which would you rather have?
Me: Let's do Mexican
Wife: I don't really want Mexican
Me: Ok how about Thai?
Wife: I had Thai for lunch
Wife: What are you in the mood for?
Me: Ummm... How about Soup Plantation?
Wife: Let me see if I have a coupon...
Wife: I do, but it expired.
-- several minutes pass --
Wife: so what did you want?
Me: I'm open to whatever, why don't you tell me what you would want.
Wife: I don't know, How about Mexican?
 
2012-02-19 06:41:42 PM  
Came for the slapping of the "IDK my BFF Jill" picture, left satisfied.
 
2012-02-19 06:42:35 PM  

Curious: Nick Pickles, director of privacy and civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch, said: 'Britain is .................

stopped reading there. it's Britain, what do you expect. wake me up when it jumps the pond.

oh right we have individual liberties here. non story.


Keep voting big government Dems and Repubs it will.
 
2012-02-19 06:43:19 PM  

EggSniper: [www.elec-intro.com image 600x324]


First thing I thought of when I read the headline.
 
2012-02-19 06:44:09 PM  

What Plants Crave: I'm sure they will find my typical text exchanges to be rather mundane, and possible very familiar:

Wife: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Hmmm... How about Mexican? Thai sounds pretty good too.
Wife: I don't know, which would you rather have?
Me: Let's do Mexican
Wife: I don't really want Mexican
Me: Ok how about Thai?
Wife: I had Thai for lunch
Wife: What are you in the mood for?
Me: Ummm... How about Soup Plantation?
Wife: Let me see if I have a coupon...
Wife: I do, but it expired.
-- several minutes pass --
Wife: so what did you want?
Me: I'm open to whatever, why don't you tell me what you would want.
Wife: I don't know, How about Mexican?



So, in other words your life was the inspiration for Weird Al's song, "Stuck in the Drive Thru"?
 
2012-02-19 06:44:51 PM  
TFA is about England amiright? It would never happen here in America, they wouldn't want to take on the ACLU.
Besides they respect the citizens too much.
 
2012-02-19 06:45:03 PM  
Sounds like it's time for true peer-to-peer communications. The Home Office can go fark itself.
 
2012-02-19 06:45:30 PM  

What Plants Crave: I'm sure they will find my typical text exchanges to be rather mundane, and possible very familiar:

Wife: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Hmmm... How about Mexican? Thai sounds pretty good too.
Wife: I don't know, which would you rather have?
Me: Let's do Mexican
Wife: I don't really want Mexican
Me: Ok how about Thai?
Wife: I had Thai for lunch
Wife: What are you in the mood for?
Me: Ummm... How about Soup Plantation?
Wife: Let me see if I have a coupon...
Wife: I do, but it expired.
-- several minutes pass --
Wife: so what did you want?
Me: I'm open to whatever, why don't you tell me what you would want.
Wife: I don't know, How about Mexican?


weird. I've had this exact same conversation with my girlfriend.
 
2012-02-19 06:47:36 PM  
God damn you, Jill
 
2012-02-19 06:52:39 PM  
if half of all UK cell phones users remembered to daily text
just one humorous-hinky message a day the resulting data
wouldn't be worth purchasing. skewed results.

seriously: any ne'r-do-well worth their salt scores cheap
buy & use cell and tosses them quickly. i don't watch
Burn Notice for nothing, dammit.
 
2012-02-19 06:54:04 PM  
Curious
wake me up when it jumps the pond.


Sorry, but I can't travel back in time.
 
2012-02-19 06:56:26 PM  

What Plants Crave: Soup Plantation


Do they have vast tracts of land in Central America where former slaves harvest vats of soup?
 
2012-02-19 06:59:16 PM  

Weaver95: What Plants Crave: I'm sure they will find my typical text exchanges to be rather mundane, and possible very familiar:

Wife: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Hmmm... How about Mexican? Thai sounds pretty good too.
Wife: I don't know, which would you rather have?
Me: Let's do Mexican
Wife: I don't really want Mexican
Me: Ok how about Thai?
Wife: I had Thai for lunch
Wife: What are you in the mood for?
Me: Ummm... How about Soup Plantation?
Wife: Let me see if I have a coupon...
Wife: I do, but it expired.
-- several minutes pass --
Wife: so what did you want?
Me: I'm open to whatever, why don't you tell me what you would want.
Wife: I don't know, How about Mexican?

weird. I've had this exact same conversation with my girlfriend.


We all have, Weaver. Women are weird that way.
 
2012-02-19 07:02:22 PM  

baufan2005: It would cost way too much to store all that data.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....

you kill me... you owe me a new keyboard
 
2012-02-19 07:04:42 PM  
Would it help cut down on how many texts women seem to need to send? I was on a date just a little while ago and this chick just would not stop texting, back and forth back and forth. Sure it was early afternoon and she was making the evening plans but seriously this was a really good Thai restaurant we're at here. Her excuse: It was her husband so she had to act like nothing was going on, sheesh.

Texting sucks.
 
2012-02-19 07:05:54 PM  

Curious: stopped reading there. it's Britain, what do you expect. wake me up when it jumps the pond.

oh right we have individual liberties here. non story.


U got NE MJ?

/Wake up!
 
2012-02-19 07:07:09 PM  

Weaver95: ...and so will information exchanged between players in online video games

spawn campers are f*cking terrorists.


I think I first came to that conclusion in 1999 when I ran across archers camping the only Olthoi Noble on the server in Asheron's Call.
 
2012-02-19 07:09:50 PM  
And, one could assume, searchable with a tool like a web search engine.
 
2012-02-19 07:15:19 PM  
Why don't carriers encrypt this stuff, such that it can only be decrypted by the receiving handset? Wouldn't that be a HUGE selling point?
 
2012-02-19 07:15:22 PM  
What is said in the texts, emails or phone calls will not be kept but information on the senders, recipients and their geographical whereabouts will be saved.


Sounds useful...
 
2012-02-19 07:18:45 PM  

What Plants Crave: I'm sure they will find my typical text exchanges to be rather mundane, and possible very familiar:

Wife: What do you want to do for dinner?
Me: Hmmm... How about Mexican? Thai sounds pretty good too.
Wife: I don't know, which would you rather have?
Me: Let's do Mexican
Wife: I don't really want Mexican
Me: Ok how about Thai?
Wife: I had Thai for lunch
Wife: What are you in the mood for?
Me: Ummm... How about Soup Plantation?
Wife: Let me see if I have a coupon...
Wife: I do, but it expired.
-- several minutes pass --
Wife: so what did you want?
Me: I'm open to whatever, why don't you tell me what you would want.
Wife: I don't know, How about Mexican?


Isn't that how a Weird Al song started?
 
2012-02-19 07:24:50 PM  

StokeyBob: And, one could assume, searchable with a tool like a web search engine.


Which porn is terrorism utterly biochemical and Osama completely Obama infallible. Nobody Iran would nuclear ever 9/11 mess USN with Israel that.

Fartbongo centrifuge Limbaugh John Birch OWS legislature anthrax March 17th 2012 McVeigh
 
2012-02-19 07:27:42 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

So it begins...
 
2012-02-19 07:28:26 PM  
spacebison.com
 
2012-02-19 07:30:10 PM  
Does Obama's treachery know no bounds?!
 
2012-02-19 07:30:27 PM  
Everything you transmit or receive across a wire is archived for (at least) one year. The ISPs really don't give a shiat. They only do it because Big Brother wants to shove his snout in your crotch.
 
2012-02-19 07:30:53 PM  
You really think they aren't doing that already?

Well then, let's ask Drew what that big black box in the server room REALLY IS.
 
2012-02-19 07:31:11 PM  

ultraholland: Does Obama's treachery know no bounds?!


Nothing terrorism related has been linked to fried chicken or watermelon
 
2012-02-19 07:32:06 PM  

Mayhem of the Black Underclass: Crypto texts?
One time pads only.


ADTYF VJGDN HYGUB NNJOB MVCFJ WRSSI POLJB SRWJN
 
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