Who's reading your mail?

Almost 450,000 requests were made to monitor people's telephone calls, e-mails and post by secret agencies and other authorised bodies in just over a year, the spying watchdog said yesterday.

In the first report of its kind from the Interceptions of Communications Commissioner, it was also revealed that nearly 4,000 errors were reported in a 15-month period from 2005 to 2006. While most appeared to concern "lower-level data" such as requests for telephone lists and individual e-mail addresses, 67 were mistakes concerning direct interception of communications.

Sir Swinton Thomas, the report's author, described the figure as "unacceptably high".

The disclosures came as Tony Blair admitted that the fingerprints of everyone obtaining identity cards could be checked against nearly a million unsolved crimes.

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this is great!. This monitoring thing and what Blair did turning down the Anti-ID request. Seems like they are preparing the place to the upcoming king. Burger King I mean.
I dont know how this might end. Something is for sure, this wont end well

Well, it might end with the tories getting in at the next election and the whole ID card thing being scrapped. I might even vote for them...

Doesn't suprise me in Bliars Britain.

I read today that local government office want us to fill in questionnaires about what we eat, how often we have sex, what we watch and listen to on tv and radio, what colour socks we wear, what is our religion, what politics do we follow, what shops we buy from etc etc etc.

I believe that all emails and phone calls are monitored/filtered via a mainstream computer looking for keywords.

Then if those words are not filtered then alarm bells start to ring.

So text and voice recognition technology is used, then those phones and email accounts are monitored and
you get the 450,000 requests.

Don't mention the word bomb in your phone calls and emails, or you migh suddenly see red police cars pulling up outside your home or work.

leesmithg said,
Don't mention the word bomb in your phone calls and emails, or you migh suddenly see red police cars pulling up outside your home or work.

Start expecting cops at your door then! :P

yizuman said,

Start expecting cops at your door then! :P


That would make a nice change.

See Police in my street is rare it's so rare the last time I saw a cop walking the beat in my street a pterodactyl flew over my house.

leesmithg said,
Don't mention the word bomb in your phone calls and emails, or you migh suddenly see red police cars pulling up outside your home or work.

Lol, reminds me of that will smith film, Enemy of the State :P

4,000 seems like a lot of mistakes. even though that's only 1% you think that they would have it all organized with computers or something to where there would be almost no mistakes, but whatever. It sure would be interesting to see if you had ever been watched. :suspicious: