Update: Britain has Passed the ‘Most Extreme Surveillance Law Ever Passed in a Democracy’

Britain has passed a massive expansion in surveillance powers, which critics have called “terrifying” and “dangerous”. I wrote about that last week at: https://goo.gl/2y9Rcq. Now the reactions are growing louder and louder.

The Home Office says it will help combat terrorism, but critics have described it as a “snoopers’ charter”. Critics of the law have said hackers could get access to the records. “It only takes one bad actor to go in there and get the entire database,” said James Blessing, chairman of the Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa), which represents BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and others. “You can try every conceivable thing in the entire world to [protect it] but somebody will still outsmart you. “Mistakes will happen. It’s a question of when. Hopefully it’s in tens or maybe a hundred years. But it might be next week.”

You can read more in a BBC News article at: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38068078.

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