The Government’s so-called ‘Snoopers’ Charter’ is unlawful in its current form, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Tom Watson, deputy leader of the Labour Party, challenged the law that he said was ‘flawed from the start’.
The law – officially known as the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) – gave the government wider-ranging powers of surveillance than previous legislation – including access to personal data such as internet and phone records, even when there was no suspicion of criminal activity or no proper oversight.
Officials claimed these broad powers were vital to protect the public from criminals, including paedophiles and terrorism.
However, critics argued that it granted police and spies some of the western world’s most extensive snooping capabilites.
‘This legislation was flawed from the start,’ Watson said in a statement. ‘The government must now bring forward changes to the Investigatory Powers Act to ensure that hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom are innocent victims or witnesses to crime, are protected by a system of independent approval for access to communications data.’
I have been a political activist for many years. I’ve engaged in totally legal political commentary. That’s why I have been regarded for years as a potential terrorist. I suppose it helps if you’re a bit of a capable and successful political activist too. Then there’s Cressida Dick echoing her previous master’s voice. Home grown again, “Fenians” again. I wish he’d just FO and die. The record’s stuck. It’s unstable not “apparently volatile” btw. I keep intending to do that video.
Theresa May and the Tories recent Investigatory Powers Act extends the UK snooping services snooping powers. They had huge powers before and did it illegally regardless. They can hack any of your connected devices now.
On Saturday, all of a sudden my phone’s battery discharged like a really-fast discharging thing. I know my phone and I’m familiar with how long the battery lasts. The battery discharged so much that I thought the phone was broken. I knew that something was up and it was so obvious.
I can’t send email from a webmail account. WTF? It’s sooooooo obvious.
Deliveries are delayed. I send an email from one of my email addresses to another one and it’s obviously going round the houses. They’re checking emails that I send to myself FFS. They’re not only watching but actively interfering.
So I’m buying a used part for my boat on ebay. It’s obviously a part for my boat. I’ve told the seller it’s to replace an exact part on my boat. It’s for my boat. If the snoopers were any good they would see that it’s for my boat and that I’ve been searching how to fix that part on my boat.
The seller’s saying she’s having terrible [trouble] with ebay and her puter. She’s getting really frustrated with her puter because these snoopy bstards are fekking it up for her because she has the misfortune to sell me something on ebay to me. It looks to me like she’s using speech-to-text – she may well be blind – and these Fascist fukkers are fukking her computer.
slightly later: I regard Theresa May, Amber Rudd, Cressida Dick and her former boss as the terrorists. I could be regarded as a counter-terrorist in that way. The above terrorists are not too keen on me recognising them as terrorists.
3/8/17 10am. Years ago – back in 2003 or 2004 – I’d wander around doing completely legal things and devices would be frying around me – mostly online tills in shops. Any shop I went into would have devices suddenly breaking down. These devices are usually very reliable of course.
I wondered if it was deliberate. It can be used like that of course, the message would be something like “You’re out of order disobeying the strong State and it’s glorious Leader. Shut up and Obey!”. They were attacking me while hiding then after all.
Having experienced all this BS – being treated as a pretend potential terrorist and being attacked by the State and the State’s repressive forces – I’ve come to realise that it’s all bullshit. Terrorism is a political tool and the politicians are the terrorists.
I’m a pretend suspected terrorist. I’m not really regarded as a real suspected terrorist. I’m a pretend suspected terrorist because of my political views and because I have been a political activist. Nobody seriously believes that I would ever do any real killing or explosive suiciding. I’m a pretend suspected terrorist so they can watch every move I make, so that they have advanced warning of my totally legal political actions.
16/8/17 My Android Tablet also appears to have been rooted. I use that for marine navigation.
I’m assuming that it’s UK govt, GCHQ, etc because that’s exactly what they do and I expect that there is that convention that nation states do not interfere with or murder a state’s citizens/subjects without that state’s acquiescence. Yes, that also applies to 911, 7/7 and particularly to the murder of Jean Charles de Menezes. I accept that it could be the US or a few other states on this basis.
21/8/17 I’m finding that my Android tablet is not connecting on trains and buses. It suggests that internet access on UK public transport is monitored by and under the control of GCHQ. It appears that UK under the Tories is a Fascist regime.
22/8/17 This all seems very provocative in a way which I don’t expect. It’s almost as if it’s provoking me to respond.
[5/2/15 I may have been mistaken about the running inside virtualization and that is probably normal livecd messages. There is still something amiss with the different ps axu(s) – it does at least make me very suspicious since I can’t think of any reason why that would happen other than nasty. I’m also surprised that this system is so difficult to boot into OpenBSD. You can’t be too paranoid, or can you?]
I’ve got an AMD64 thin client as a gateway / router that also runs a tor relay. It usually runs dnsmasq but has been running the more conventional dhcpd and named recently. It uses a small camera-style flash card as a hard drive running current and patched OpenBSD. My internal network connects to this through a switch. I run firewalls on all machines – pf on this of course and usually arno-iptables-firewall on debian boxes. This box currently has an uptime of over 59 days.
Just recently I’ve had a hard drive fail on my desktop debian machine. I was very surprised at this since it’s very low mileage and being debian linux it hardly ever gets powered down. It appeared to have many and increasing terrible errors that also seemed to jump about whenever I tried e2fscking them. I can’t help but suspect that GCHQ contributed to the apparent demise of this drive.
My new replacement drive arrived yesterday and I had decided to install an OpenBSD xfce desktop. None of the OpenBSD install cds were recognised. What’s going on here?
That can’t be right – that tor only appears in the second and subsequent ps axu(s). Having huge difficulty i.e. it is impossible, to install OpenBSD to my desktop machine. They’re pwned.
OpenBSD doesn’t install under a Linux virualization ‘wrapper’. Linux runs under Linux virtualization, OpenBSD won’t – at least not under this virtualization.
“NET: Registered protocol family 17
mpls_gso: MPLS GSO support” it reads – it’s embedded Linux.
It appears to be a very small wrapper in IPv6 coming from the OpenBSD router / gateway. My laptop starts complaining that BIOS has been changed – not seen that message before. The tor router relay is stopped pretty sharpish.
GCHQ? Well my connection to my ISP is to their ‘audit’ machine. I guess that means GCHQ. My close friend’s car was hours late back from it’s first service – shouldn’t the first service only be oil and filter, a half hour job? After that it was clear that cops could hear everything said in that car and were often waiting for us to arrive. A friend who I was once close to had the ‘Water Board’ round to check his taps. He remarked that she was well-presented. I’ve noticed that local ‘Scientific Investigation’ policewomen are well-presented. Oh, and we had a deep cover spy at our anti-casualisation group meetings. He was also at a pre-G8 2005 meeting. I think that he was Met, very interested in me and an apparent dirty, hairy anarchist cop.
I was using a password 29 characters long. My guess is that they used my mobile to map my keyboard – different characters sound different and there are differences in the time I take to reach them. Or they could have watched (spied) through the window.
I don’t know if they wanted me to find this or not. I met someone from GCHQ in the Bunch of Grapes one Friday afternoon many years ago. It’s their job, it’s what they do.
I watched this a few hours earlier. You may get lost after the first 10 minutes or so. 30 to 37 minutes or so is good for politicians.
but while I’m listening to this I want to explain a far greater danger than terrorism that I face almost daily because you see, I am a cyclist.
Yesterday I was almost mown down by a motorist that was on the wrong side of the road and almost mowed me down. He had not seen me because he was texting.
Motorists on mobile phones are lethal to cyclists – a far greater danger than any supposed attacks by ‘terrorists’. I can attest that there is a far greater danger to people – pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists – than terrorism. We need a sense of proportion, to be measured and to asses issues. As a cyclist, I am telling you it is far more dangerous than any fake manufactured, terrorism nonsense. I accept that there are a very few terrorists – usually insane. How can they be anything other than insane? But, they are caught up in the terrorist narrative. Cycling and being a pedestrian is far more dangerous.
Where is the international campaign against motorists using mobile phones? Surely NASA, GCHQ can catch these ‘t*******ts’? Don’t they cause terror to ordinary people and kill indiscriminitely? Actually, yes they do. And far more than this terrorism BS.
There are very few terrorist. Yes they should be pursued. There is fake, manufactured terrorism which is still terrorism pursued by nation-states and criminal cabals. There are also a few poor sods caught up in the terrorism narrative but let’s get it in perspective.
Indiscriminite drones. Stop it.
Ok, er, cycling is nothing compared to rockets from a drone. It’s much the same that it’s totally undeserved but I reckon a drone is far more lethal
– he’s talking about speed limits now
struck by lightening
I suggest that you watch the Greenwald vid. still long to go – talking about inscenity now
Talking about terrorism defined as what Muslims do. We had this in Uk recently with the car driven into council offices up North which then exploded. Strangely enough that wasn’t a car bomb and was reported on the news as most definitely not terrorism …
Intermission: I take advantage of this intermission to point out out that I do magick: that I have converted water into wine with the assistance of fruit, sugar and yeast. I made Melomel for the first time this year and I think that it may have been the first medicine (Meddygon Myddfai). Untreated, unadulterated honey and currant fruits worked really well. It was like a universal medicine – anything that was wrong with you it cured. I believe that it is possible to keep bees without exploiting them.
OK, intermission over.
22/1/15 2.40am At least they know that I’m not into CP. I wish that they would go for the ones that are (and more). Actually, I want them to go for the people that abuse children. My understanding of GCHQ’s purpose is that it’s outside their remit. I think that GCHQ is military and concerned with defence. Can we change that so that they catch paedos?
The new man in charge of GCHQ is happy to sit in my bedroom when I’m doing consensual wicked actds with my missus.
That’s what he’s saying – You do not have a right to privacy and GCHQ has the right to spy on everyone to identify … what???
So they have the right to watch you getting down to it???
I think that that is what he’s saying. You might be terrimerists! He wants to sit there watching you while you skudd. Isn’t that privacy?
If you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to worry about …
Oh FO. You really don’t want these sihts interfering so you are scared to talk to people cos they will follow them to, do you?
You don’t watching you every second of the day, do you?
If you’ve got nothing to hide. FO, it’s Fascim.
Do you want them to know when you fart? If you’ve got nothing to hide …
Yip, Yip, FM, FM, LM, LM, Quinell the stards are listening. Is happened to me. How long until it happens wholesale?
British intelligence agencies have policies allowing staff to access confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, official documents have revealed.
The guidance was disclosed for the first time at a tribunal which examines complaints against MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.
The lawyer-client relationship is generally protected by strict rules.
Campaigners said the disclosure had “troubling implications for the whole British justice system”.
The government could be handed an unfair advantage in court if it had access to confidential materials, they said.
In one case, MI5 revealed, legally privileged information had been inappropriately passed to lawyers defending the security agencies, where “the potential for tainting” was identified.
The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) heard that updated MI5 guidance published in January advised lawyers that while there was no “legal prohibition” on reading privileged material relating to their cases, doing so should be “avoided” to prevent prejudicing proceedings.
The new Head of GCHQ is in charge of ~ of how does this work? ~ we’re not criminals listening to absolutely all communications into and out of the UK. We can’t be criminals invading the privacy of all you criminal bastards – WE’VE GOT IT ALL. Oh and that criminal Angela Merkel.
Look you’re all criminals, we’re listening to all of it so we can scare you senseless to do as you’re told. Aren’t you afraid of terrrists. I’ll see what I can do.
[ed: These tech companies are bastards too. They’re not playing the game. Why aren’t they totally afraid of these imaginary terrrists too? They’re not playing the game. They’re not playing the be afraid of terrrists game. Bo Woo Woo Woo Hu!
These tech companies who have techies and intelligent people are not playing the game. Oh dear, I wonder why that is. Not.
Praps they realise that it’s all bullshit by Neo-Con scum. I would at least appreciate them that much. You know, they’re not stupid or not as stupid as you presume.
I’m not that clever but I’m not that stupid.
The new GCHQ boss. Is that the best you could do?
I’d better address that bullshit that the new GCHQ boss is spouting. It’s just that there was much crap that he’s overwhelmed me. So much total nonsense coming from the new twat in charge of GCHQ. So much shit.
There’s so much shit you’ll have to give me a day or two. I’ve got to swim through it and reach for air.
ed: It seems quite easy really. GCHQ boss says you have no right to privacy cos he’s got to chase terrrists. Terrrists are imaginary to make you afraid and accept repression. GCHQ boss watches you skudding.
How long till they insist on watching? No, it’s OK they probably got it bugged anyway in this ‘free’ society. They are only protecting your ‘freedom’ after all.
Do be terribly afraid of terrrists. Don’t be afraid of dying when you cross the road which is far more likely.
The main point about about this new GCHQ boss is that he’s pushing the discredited bullshit terrrism agenda. Oh FO. The USians may have swallowed that. The rest of the world didn’t or at least they don’t now.
FO GCHQ boss YFOS(hit).
Some tech company is gonna employ me as head of tech-terrrism relations soon. I can do that. Gizza, gizza, I can do that.
The dominant belief system is depending on imaginary terrrists. Fear. It’s nonsense and it has been demonstrated repeatedly that these b’stards engage in false flag operations to manufacture that fake fear.
It is very likely that tech companies are fully aware of your BS. Tech companies are not required or expected to follow your false prospectus.
Your false prospectus of imaginary terrrists scring the hebbegebbe out of us. That’s Bolux and I would expect that that is accepted in not only tech companies. I would expect that that is accepted in all big companies – that that is total BS.
People believing in that ridiculous BS is diminishing quickly …
later: Why should tech companies comply with the BS nonsense of terrrism?
Why should tech companies allow political BS method of control – in this paticular instance, the imaginary threat of terrrism – exploit and disempower people? Should they? Why should they?
Politicians and GCHQ do the fear. Tech companies do the tech.
Looka like this new GCHQ boss gonna scare you senseless. There’s a Woolaf!