Total Posts:12|Showing Posts:1-12
Jump to topic:

The EU and Wiretapping

Mirza
Posts: 16,992
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/19/2009 5:32:52 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I am so tired of all these steps that are being made towards improving the security. Don't they know that privacy is a right that shouldn't be restricted these ways? They're into monitoring of everything, from phone calls to web surfing. This is horrid, and I think the average person should step up against it. Wherever you are, there's a camera recording what you're doing. Whenever you speak on the phone, it's going to be recorded. Whatever website you visit, it's going to be recorded. I'm not even sure if people will define privacy as we do today if these kind of steps are being made in the near future. What's next, putting GPS in our shoes and watch where we're walking? It's horrific.
crackofdawn_Jr
Posts: 1,350
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/19/2009 5:54:29 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/19/2009 5:34:45 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/19/2009 4:46:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
http://en.wikinews.org...

It's true.

Unconstitutional!

I'm not so worried (assuming this were to happen in the US) about the loss of privacy because honestly, there is no way they will listen to everyone's cell phone. It will only be people who are suspicious and I think this might help us catch many more criminals.

However, allowing our government to listen on cell phones gives them way too much power and if they were to become more corrupt could use this to control the populace.
There are three types of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics"
-Mark Twain

"If at first you don't succeed, redefine success"

"Therefore love moderately. Long love doth so.
Too swift arrives as tardy as too slow."
- William Shakespeare

"There must be no majority decisions, but only responsible persons, and the word 'council' must be restored to its original meaning. Surely every man will have advisers by his side, but the decision will be made by one man."
- Adolf Hitler
Danielle
Posts: 21,330
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 1:44:06 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/19/2009 5:34:45 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/19/2009 4:46:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
http://en.wikinews.org...

It's true.

Unconstitutional!

Actually, the constitution says nothing explicit about the "right to privacy."

Plus, Europe doesn't abide by our constitution :)
President of DDO
Danielle
Posts: 21,330
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 1:44:25 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/20/2009 12:39:01 PM, I-am-a-panda wrote:
When I saw this, I was 0.0. More incentive for me to get into government,

They won't let you in.
President of DDO
Danielle
Posts: 21,330
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 1:45:56 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/19/2009 5:54:29 PM, crackofdawn_Jr wrote:

I'm not so worried (assuming this were to happen in the US) about the loss of privacy because honestly, there is no way they will listen to everyone's cell phone. It will only be people who are suspicious and I think this might help us catch many more criminals.

Cody_Franklin... is that you?!

Seriously though, those who are willing to give up liberty for a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety (Benjamin Franklin).
President of DDO
I-am-a-panda
Posts: 15,380
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 1:48:43 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
*ahem*. Nobodies asked me since I live in the damn EU?

Anyway, this is big shock to me. I have no problem with these things as long as we know they're doing it. In so far as that, we can object to it.
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.
Vi_Veri
Posts: 4,487
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 2:03:44 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/19/2009 5:34:45 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/19/2009 4:46:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
http://en.wikinews.org...

It's true.

Unconstitutional!

Not our constitution.... but even if it was here, we still have the patriot act to make it ok ; )
I could give a f about no haters as long as my ishes love me.
brian_eggleston
Posts: 3,347
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 2:24:34 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/19/2009 4:46:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
http://en.wikinews.org...

It's true.

Old news - they already do (at least in the UK) and they intercept e-mails as well.

They have done this for years but they don't have the manpower to monitor even a quarter of the suspected terrorists or criminals they have on their lists so unless you are a religious fanatic or a drug dealer on the run from the law you don't have to worry about MI5 eavesdropping on your conversation about being late home because of the traffic or what Auntie Doris said to Mrs. Mop about young Kylie being up the duff again!
Visit the burglars' bulletin board: http://www.break-in-news.com...
I-am-a-panda
Posts: 15,380
Add as Friend
Challenge to a Debate
Send a Message
10/20/2009 2:31:53 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/20/2009 2:24:34 PM, brian_eggleston wrote:
At 10/19/2009 4:46:03 PM, PoeJoe wrote:
http://en.wikinews.org...

It's true.

Old news - they already do (at least in the UK) and they intercept e-mails as well.

They have done this for years but they don't have the manpower to monitor even a quarter of the suspected terrorists or criminals they have on their lists so unless you are a religious fanatic or a drug dealer on the run from the law you don't have to worry about MI5 eavesdropping on your conversation about being late home because of the traffic or what Auntie Doris said to Mrs. Mop about young Kylie being up the duff again!

And, in Britain they want to put Video cameras in homes to make sure parents are being good.
Pizza. I have enormous respect for Pizza.