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Ministers save Royal Mail with GCHQ powers to snoop on your emails and web porn

by | 1st, April 2012

THE end of the free internet is nigh. The Government is to monitor all emails, phone calls, text and websites you view. Of course, GCHQ already does just that. But soon it will be legal.

GCHQ will have the right to see your online activity without a warrant. They can spy on you in what the wonks call “real time”.

The way to avoid detection is to sign up to some dark recess of the internet, like Friends Reunited, AOL or LibDem Online. Or do as Al Qaeda did last year and restart your fax machines.

Of course it’s not all bad. Because all your messages will soon be backed up for free at GCHQ, meaning that your essay that was lost when Windows shut down for an “important update” will be stored in a safe place.

And with a Freedom of Information Request, that wiped email will wing its way to you via the Royal Mail – soon to the one again preferred means of communication for Nigerian fraudsters, thieves, perverts (for whom Manilla Brown no longer just means underage sex) and adulterous Tory MPs (see ‘Boom times ahead for Polaroid!’)…



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