Tuesday, April 3, 2012

'Ware Spooks!



Obviously, I wouldn't tell you what to do.. 
So, what you should do, is sign this petition, and forward it to everyone you know..
The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/02/ccdp_government_snooping_plans/) points out that anonymous proxy indirection is the obvious way round this. 
and, that so many free anonymous proxy sites are choc-a-wall-to-wall with free, added value, malware....
(Annoyingly, my petition, that
'"challange" should be changed to "challenge", on "submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/xyzw/new",
and wouldn't it be nice if the agencies of Government were sufficiently fluent in the national language as to be able to spell,
or, alternatively, sufficiently technologically literate as to be able to use a spell checker,
so they looked slightly less like complete thickos?'
seems to have got lost...   I'm just waiting for the 5 a.m. knock on the door, really...)
El Reg has a nice disclaimer signature, about not being someone indulging in the obvious key-phrases that this legislation will focus on..  (To generate false hits...)
But I'm not quite that enthusiastic..:
"Only the guilty have anything to fear, unless the government or their agencies are trying to make a political point and need some examples to round up and shoot, or just decide to redefine 'guilty', or there's a copper needs an extra arrest to make his monthly targets"... 
    (The only things needed for evil to prosper ....)

This is a guest post from Alastair Blakey. He asked me to forward it to everyone I know. Well, I feel I know YOU. Though not as well as your friendly local spooks will know you this time next year...