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    Gonzo District BOFH westin's Avatar
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    Exclamation UK Blackboxes

    This is unbelievable.

    Under Government plans to monitor internet traffic, raw data would be collected and stored by the black boxes before being transferred to a giant central database.


    They were told that the security and intelligence agencies wanted to use the stored data to help fight serious crime and terrorism.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Well, if it is a British govt. IT project it will be a total balls-up, just like all the others

    I don't think that they will get very far before it is pointed out that cybercrime detection and prevention is totally underfunded and under resourced over here.

    Anyways the British govt's recent demonstration of securely holding private data hasn't been what I would describe as stellar. Even our security services lose stuff!

    Given the current state of the economy, and the lack of tangible terrorist activity I really don't think that this crap will fly.


    Here is an article demonstrating my point


    And a more global viewpoint:


    And this is what our political Muppets are getting up to:

    Last edited by nihil; November 7th, 2008 at 09:34 PM.

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