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The UK's internet backbone is introducing gagging orders, presumably at the behest of government, to ensure internet companies maintain the secrecy of mass snooping capabilities


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Link Here 18th February 2017
linx logoLondon Internet Exchange (LINX), Europe's major internet traffic hub is changing its rules to gag or to hide capabilities from the directors of companies enabling secret government snooping on networks under Britain's Investigatory Powers Act.

LINX members, hundreds of internet companies, have been given less than two weeks' warning of an effect of new LINX rules enabling surveillance orders or requests to be kept secret. LINX claims 780 organisations as members, a who's who of the world's biggest and best-known internet service and content providers, including Amazon and the BBC.

The plans will be proposed at an extraordinary general meeting in London on Tuesday. At the meeting, members will be asked to approve a new gag clause , banning directors they appoint from asking members to agree or approve technical or security changes to enable or support surveillance.

The proposals would also prevent LINX members from being asked to back potential court challenges to illegal surveillance. LINX claims to be a member-run organisation. The board and elected directors are there to ensure that the company is run in the interests of the owners -- the members.

 

 Offsite Article: A jailer's charter...


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Link Here 13th February 2017  full story: Internet Snooping in the US...Prism and secret internet snooping
Snowden DVD The government ramps up prison sentences for heroic whistle blowers like Snowden and publishers like the Guardian

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 Offsite Article: Your Browsing History Alone Can Give Away Your Identity...


Link Here 7th February 2017
twitter 2015 logo Researchers have found a way to connect the dots between people's private online activity and their Twitter accounts -- even for people who have never tweeted.

See article from theatlantic.com

 

 Offsite Article: The Guardian on the Digital Economy Bill...


Link Here 6th February 2017
The Guardian We need a better balance between the needs of government and the privacy of citizens than that provided in the proposed legislation

See article from theguardian.com