An interesting article I saw in the morning paper, cited that the former head of MI5 warns that British Labour (the party) is using fear of terrorism to restrict our civil liberties and invade our privacy.
I found an article on BBC about here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7893890.stm
‘The Home Office said it was vital to strike a right balance between privacy, protection and sharing personal data.’
The truth is, in the eyes of the state, the right balance is no privacy for the individual. This is something I’ve learned to accept and it’s quite understandable that people won’t start a revolution over what is essentially put into place to protect them.
Nonetheless, I think I will use the opportunity of posting a few tutorials about staying save and ‘private’ on the internet. Afterall, why would I want the government to read and record my emails? I don’t know what they could spin me out of whatever, but my secrets should stay mine. I feel more comfortable this way.