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 Repression and Police State
01 May 2012
The state isn't going to read all your emails - it's worse than that
by NO2ID
 sub-topic» Database State

As Sir Tim Berners-Lee put it talking to the Guardian: "The amount of control you have over somebody if you can monitor internet activity is amazing. You get to know every detail, you get to know, in a way, more intimate details about their life than any person that they talk to because often people will confide in the internet as they find their way through medical websites '

And, because officially it is not message content, then, like the more limited set of information already retained, all such data could be obtained and used without a warrant. There are already over 500,000 data requests a year. All of them are self-authorised by the investigating organisations.