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Think of all the spam people get," Mr Davies added. "We delete it, but under the new rules would we be allowed to?
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BBC News - Analysis: Will the government’s web ‘snoop’ plans work?

Not just spam though, surely there’s the potential for enormous amounts of email to be generated and sent that looks like criminal/terrorist activity, but is actually just a big fat prank. Something like that would potentially make the powers that the Government and GCHQ etc already have to investigate people’s email/calls/net history completely and utterly worthless with the number of false positives?

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The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.
—  BBC News - Email and web use ‘to be monitored’ under new laws
So, of course, the government announces this yesterday.

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