Britannia Titanic – UK Surveillance State More Suited To Dictatorship Than A Democracy : 21st Century Wire

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21st Century Wire says…

Apathy and apologism for the continued encroachment on digital/electronic privacy rights in the United Kingdom is still very high. We are told that it’s ‘for our safety’, in case of ‘terrorist attack’ at home or the threat of it from abroad. Many people still run with the programmed line of ‘nothing to fear if you’ve nothing to hide’.

Glenn Greenwald said it well in a discussion on ‘Why Privacy Matters’…

“Over the last 16 months, as I’ve debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, “I don’t really worry about invasions of privacy because I don’t have anything to hide.” I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, “Here’s my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the…

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