Thanks Theresa May. You've created an Orwellian nightmare
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Congratulations to Theresa May (Home Secretary) for plunging us into an Orwellian nightmare. Congratulations on joining ranks with the proud nations of China and Iran in their war against freedom and privacy. If you hadn’t heard, this month signifies the start of a new plan by the state to monitor the internet use of the UK. The UN states that privacy is a basic human right. So why has our government decided to ignore this? The answer: the ‘greater good’. In political commentary stretching from the serious, such as Orwell’s 1984, to the comic, Simon Pegg’s ‘Hot Fuzz’, the ‘greater good’ is always invoked as a reason to take away freedom. Apparently the UK in 2012 is no different, as Jacqui Smith announced in a statement that: “Communications data is an essential tool for law enforcement agencies to track murderers and paedophiles, save lives and tackle crime.”
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