UK government to “citizens”: you’re too thick to know what’s going on
Holy mother fucking crap.
Have a read of this register story and try to stop yourself from foaming at the mouth in rage.
The UK government are flat out refusing to punish BT and Phorm for the total abuse of privacy on the grounds that “it’s too hard to explain to you simpletons” and so it’s best we let them continue shafting your privacy because it gives
them comfortable pensions and kickbacks BT profits.
How difficult is it to say “BT are providing access to everything you do on the net to an outside company with a history of spyware production in exchange for money you will never see a share of, but it’s ok because they promise that they’ll make it anonymous and that they won’t look at anything sensitive”.
If you ever want to see how they’re not looking out for the best interests of the citizens they are meant to work for and instead wish to only line their own pockets and keep their friends and family rich at the cost of the the citizens taxes and privacy then this is a perfect example of corruption between a government and the corporations that operate in its jurisdiction.
Roll on the EC and stomp the fuck out of both the BT and the UK government.
I fully recommend that everyone writes a letter to Commisioner Vivian Reding and inform her about your fears and concerns as well as requesting thsi be investigated and criminal proceedings started against the members of government that refuse to uphold the law and the companies involved.