UK Leaders Attack Internet Privacy

As I posted earlier, certain opinion leaders in the UK have called for a two-pronged attack on the free and open Internet, the first part being a proposal to license and monitor all adult content viewed in the UK. Regarding the second part, The Verge reports that Prime Minister Cameron, using the recent Paris attacks as an excuse, has called for government backdoors in all encryption available in the UK, while London Mayor Boris Johnson shows his contempt for privacy even more bluntly:

“I’m not particularly interested in this civil liberties stuff when it comes to these people’s emails and mobile phone conversations,” said Johnson during a recent interview on Sky News. “If they are a threat to our society then I want them properly listened to.”

Further reading:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/david-cameron-pledges-new-snoopers-charter-if-he-wins-election-9971379.html

Privacy expert Cory Doctorow demolishes Cameron’s plan here:

http://boingboing.net/2015/01/13/what-david-cameron-just-propos.html