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Posted on 28 Apr 2009 2:31 pm
"Doing nothing in the face of these changes is not an option. Therefore I am inviting views on other ways in which current capabilities can be maintained in future."
Does she not realise that the ISPs can't intercept most internet communications? Doing nothing is the only sensible option, unless Mrs Smith has had a breakthrough in cryptanalysis, or plans to ban encryption.
Some examples of secure (AFAIK) communications: Facebook, MSN, many emails (e.g. gmail-gmail emails, emails to foreigners, etc).
What is the point of spending £2bn on a system that can merely say: "Fred used gmail on Friday from 12-3pm and used facebook from 6-7pm"?
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