Russell Brand Condemns UK’s New Sweeping Surveillance Act

Posted by on December 4, 2016 in Government, Internet Control, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments

Video Source: Russell Brand

Russell Brand looks at the recently passed UK “Snoopers Charter” (also known more euphemistically as the Investigatory Powers Act) and points out its big brotherly aspects.

Is this the end of private citizen privacy? It sure looks like it. The three main powers that this bill gives to the Secret Service are:

  1. It forces all internet providers to keep customers browsing history for 12 months.
  2. It allows hacking of private, internet messaging.
  3. It allows bulk data collection from the internet.

Here is what Edward Snowden said about about the bill’s passing in a recent tweet:

Russell says that his kind of bill just underlines that there is an antagonistic relationship between the government and the populace. It’s all supposedly done to protect society from terrorists, but there there is no evidence that any kind of surveillance has thwarted any terrorist attacks.

And he also points out that the government has been doing this kind of surveillance all along. The only difference is that now they have legal permission to do so (which means private citizens have no legal recourse against it).

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