Like NHTCU only more incompetent. If that's possible.
Paris, because she's been remotely penetrated many times.
167 posts • joined 6 Feb 2008
"Rather I think GCHQ's game is to build up a profile of the public's internet habits to make it easier to identify political opponents to pick up for when Labour stage their coup d'etat to prolong their authority."
Ten years ago I would have considered this to be the height of paranoia - now I find myself looking at ways this could actually happen. The Civil Contingencies Act could be implemented to postpone a general election virtually indefinitely and as Labour must be aware by now there is absolutely no possible way they could win one at this stage.
This begs the question as to what will happen between now and 2010 that would justify such powers being invoked. In any case one thing is clear - this MTI nonsense is not the act of a government that is planning on going anywhere. What can we do about it? Right now, not an awful lot as we're in that uncomfortable zone where the democratic process no longer avails us but armed resistance is not yet justified. I don't know at what point you CAN justify actually - suggestions are welcome.
Mine's the tasteful Kevlar number.
Firstly, he didn't change career he went to work for Corsaire (whilst they're not very good they are still technically a security consultancy).
Second, the reason Cuthbert was treated harshly (thought not THAT harshly) was because he lied from day one to the police and courts about what really happened. The whole 'i made a donation with a lynx browser and that triggered the IDS' thing, anyone remember that?
Thirdly, Cuthbert was never under threat of extradition which if you've ever met the guy will immediately strike you as a great shame.
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