Police Will Be Able To Read Everyone’s Internet Search History Under New Plan

surveillance stateBy John Vibes

UK Police are asking the government for new surveillance powers to be able to view the Internet search history of every single person in the country.

Richard Berry, the National Police Chiefs’ Council spokesman told The Guardian that “We want to police by consent, and we want to ensure that privacy safeguards are in place. But we need to balance this with the needs of the vulnerable and the victims. We essentially need the ‘who, where, when and what’ of any communication – who initiated it, where were they and when did it happened. And a little bit of the ‘what’, were they on Facebook, or a banking site, or an illegal child-abuse image-sharing website?”

“Five years ago, [a suspect] could have physically walked into a bank and carried out a transaction. We could have put a surveillance team on that but now, most of it is done online. We just want to know about the visit,” he added.


It is likely that police are already looking at your online activity, but just want the power to do it legally. As we learned from whistleblower Edward Snowden, governments are very interested what their citizens are doing online, and they do have the technology to spy on every telephone call and Internet communication.

Police in the UK have been attempting to reach for these powers through legislation for years, but they have been blocked on multiple occasions. This new effort proves that they will not be giving up on getting legal permission for their spying programs.

MP David Davis told The Guardian “It’s extraordinary they’re asking for this again, they are overreaching and there is no proven need to retain such data for a year.”

Home Secretary Theresa May will announce the specifics of the plan during a meeting about the Government’s new surveillance bill in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

“I’ve said many times before that it is not possible to debate the balance between privacy and security, including the rights and wrongs of intrusive powers and the oversight arrangements that govern them without also considering the threats that we face as a country,” May said.

“They include not just terrorism from overseas and home-grown in the UK, but also industrial, military and state espionage.They include not just organized criminality, but also the proliferation of once physical crimes online, such as child sexual exploitation. And the technological challenges that that brings. In the face of such threats we have a duty to ensure that the agencies whose job it is to keep us safe have the powers they need to do the job,” she added.

The fearmongers in the UK are government are hoping that the bill will pass this time around, ushering in a new era of legalized mass surveillance.

John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.

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  • vladilyich

    If the British citizenry allow this and just roll over and play dead, it will be less than a year before this is quietly written into Canada’s C51 and the American PATRIOT Act. It never ceases to amaze me that we elect our mortal enemies.

    • Idiotsmasher

      And even though we see the end result people still scream for democracy. Democracy is always destined to degenerate. At least when the UK was actually a kingdom there was a CHANCE that a new king would put an end to this kind of crap but with democracy it will just get worse and worse.

  • 83footsailor

    The BRITISH ** GESTAPO ** are at it here – don’t let OBNOOOOOMASSS – the FARCE – hear about this – HE will try the same thing over here. /////////////////////////////////////////

  • blagostwin

    It started with cameras, now you can’t walk out your door or go anywhere without being videoed and listened to in the UK.

  • Jason

    Are you READY for some BREAKING NEWS you’ll want to share with your family and friends this Holiday season.

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    ((((( Race of Father” – “African” ))))

    This entry is actually on Barack Hussein Obama’s Birth Certificate, and best of all, your family and friends don’t have to be specially trained police detectives to see the proof. It’s right on the Birth Certificate.

    Why is “Race of Father” – “African” such Amazing Proof of a Forgery?

    Because being “African” is not a race. There are (((( FORTY SEVEN )))) different and unique countries in Africa and everyone in Africa of all races, languages, and religions, is African. Putting such a vague and generic term would have never been approved.

    Here’s an amazing official U.S. Government document which lists how America designated races of persons in 1961. This mission was charged to some very well educated persons and is the go-to document to determine racial designations in America in 1961.

    Vital Statistics of the United States in 1961
    VOLUME I-NATALITY

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE
    ANTHONY I. CELEBREZZE, SECRETARY
    PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE
    LUTHER L. TERRY, SURGEON GENERAL

    NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS
    FORREST E. LINDER, PH. D., Director
    THEODORE D. WOOLSEY, Assistant Director
    0. K. SAGEN, PH. D., Assistant Director

    “Page 231”

    “Race and Color”

    “Births in the United States in 1961 are classified for vital statistics into white, Negro, American Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Aleut, Eskimo, Hawaiian and Part-Hawaiian (combined), and “other nonwhite.”

    “The category “white” includes, in addition to persons reported as “white,” those
    reported as Mexican or Puerto Rican. With one exception, a reported mixture of
    Negro with any other race is included in the Negro group; other mixed parentage
    is classified according to the race of the nonwhite parent and mixtures of
    nonwhite races to the race of the father. The exception refers to a mixture of
    Hawaiian and any other race, which is classified as Part-Hawaiian. In most tables a less detailed classification of “white” and “nonwhite” is used.”

    “Completeness of birth registration in 1961 for “white” births is estimated to be
    99.3 percent and for “nonwhite” births, 96.6 percent. The most recent figures for
    other groups are from the 1950 test which indicated registration completeness at
    that time to be 85.1 percent for American Indians and 97.4 percent for ”other
    races,”chiefly Chinese and Japanese. Both figures are probably higher for 1961,
    but more precise estimates are not available.”

    “A comparison of the race designation in matched sets of birth certificates and
    census records from the 1950 registration completeness ‘test indicates very high
    agreement for white persons and Negroes. There were, however, sub-stantially
    fewer American Indians recorded on birth records than on census records.”

    *** Important Note:

    A complete search was made for a racial designation of “African” in this entire document and ZERO matches were found.

    Talking Points:

    1. The Birth Certificate copy on the White House Web site isn’t a copy at all, it’s the original, poorly forged attempt to try and prove American citizenship and eligibility to be president.

    2. There are ((((( FORTY SEVEN )))) different countries within the continent of Africa, and everyone born in Africa, of all races, religions, and languages, is African.

    3. Being “African” is no more a racial designation than being an “American” is.

    4. The Barack Hussein Obama Birth Certificate is a 100% forgery.

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  • DmaxD

    They’ve probably been able to do this since Windoze 95 anyway.

  • Badger Badgerism

    then its time to make cops targets then

  • Alleged Comment

    CREATE the problem OFFER the solution.

    Just like the MOB does!!! BURN, ROB, BEAT UP then offer the solution to STOP it.

  • Richard Wahd

    This is what happens when cops retaliate after getting caught porn-surfing on some random wifi network while on duty.

  • DrNo

    most likely our global intelligence and law enforcement services has been doing this for years already.

    I wonder how many “flags” I have triggered with my last decade of subversive search pattern..

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