Yet more surveillance: a compulsory register for mobile phones
Posted by rantingkraut on October 19, 2008
“More Light! –let the Party know everything”
In yet another surveillance initiative, the government plans to register all users of mobile phones. To buy one, you will need a passport (or in future maybe an ID card!). Of course, given that increasing amounts of information are available to more and more people and organisations, limiting government power by controlling its access to information becomes less and less viable. This particular point is an exception though, since it could in principle allow the government real time tracking of citizens. This and the fact that just about any activity can be criminalised under some of the many, often arbitrary offenses introduced by the Blair and Brown regimes could make this law a good reason not to use mobile phones in the future.
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