THE Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant.
The move, which follows a decision by the European Union’s council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives “a coach and horses” through privacy laws.
The hacking is known as “remote searching”. It allows police or MI5 officers who may be hundreds of miles away to examine covertly the hard drive of someone’s PC at his home, office or hotel room.
Material gathered in this way includes the content of all e-mails, web-browsing habits and instant messaging.
Seriously, what the FUCK? There is, quite simply, absolutely no excuse for this at all. The police should not have the power to examine people's personal records without showing that they have evidence to suspect them of a crime (and then only in extremis).
This measure allows government agents to bypass the law; what better demonstration do you need that these cunts are now moving to rule by ministerial fiat, and not by law?
And should we be surprised? The law is there to protect us against tyrannical governments and, bit by bit, the state is sidelining the law in order to gain complete power over us serfs.
And if we turn around and protest, these fucking cunts will simply point at the EU and say, "it's their fault." And if we say, "if that is the case then we should leave" (although precious few of the morons in this country will notice), the government starts waving lies about "three million unemployed as a consequence" in front of us.
Dear fucking shitting hell, can we fucking well leave yet?