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BBC NEWS | Politics | Warning over phone calls database


Oh dear, recipe for disaster if ever there was one.

I can see this being copied onto DVDs and getting "lost"....
 
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This is what one of my mates was working on recently (for one of the major mobile phone companies), during the testing phase of the project he had access to every single phone call, text message, video message for the last 6 months ... he looked up some of my details for a laugh ... luckily my missus doesn't work there ...
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BBC NEWS | Politics | Warning over phone calls database

Oh dear, recipe for disaster if ever there was one.

I can see this being copied onto DVDs and getting "lost"....
Shocking and 100% the info would get lost


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This is what one of my mates was working on recently (for one of the major mobile phone companies), during the testing phase of the project he had access to every single phone call, text message, video message for the last 6 months ... he looked up some of my details for a laugh ... luckily my missus doesn't work there ...
even more shocking - but what a fun job
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even more shocking - but what a fun job
To be fair I think that was probably his highlight of the year ...
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Two words for your buddy... celebrity and blackmail
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Jim - you are not a celebrity or a black male
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This is what one of my mates was working on recently (for one of the major mobile phone companies), during the testing phase of the project he had access to every single phone call, text message, video message for the last 6 months ... he looked up some of my details for a laugh ... luckily my missus doesn't work there ...
Do you mean access to the dialled numbers or the actual phone conversation?
(Which is the system uk.gov want. They want to record and store the actual
conversations.)

If uk.gov do set a system up, there needs to be monthly protest
days where everyone calls everyone they know at the same time
and break the system. (They could never cope with that amount of data!)

 
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Shhhh! Don't tell my blind girlfriend, she thinks I'm Jay-Z.
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Do you mean access to the dialled numbers or the actual phone conversation?
(Which is the system uk.gov want. They want to record and store the actual
conversations.)

If uk.gov do set a system up, there needs to be monthly protest
days where everyone calls everyone they know at the same time
and break the system. (They could never cope with that amount of data!)


Pretty sure he said it was the conversation (although we mainly talked about the txt messages), but it would seem that they are collecting the data, they just can't use it yet ... the stuff he was working on was smart filtering systems so that they could cope with the amount of data ... just wish my mate wasn't as good at his job ...
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It's a horrifying scenario, Even if by some miracle they don't lose or share it it's yet another step too far.

Why do we sit back, shrug shoulders and accept this kind of thing ? No use complaining to your MPs, may as well try to stop the tide coming in. Course may help if you mention that there may be another cash allowance in in it for them.

Seriously, what can be done to stop this ever increasing breach of our rights as citizens ?????
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Where to? the south of France?
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Pretty sure he said it was the conversation (although we mainly talked about the txt messages), but it would seem that they are collecting the data, they just can't use it yet
I'm pretty sure they'd need to change the T&Cs to get permission to store that data regardless of whether they use it or not. Sounds like someone's being naughty.

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I was approached this afternoon to work in Dubai for two years, I may just do it.
just make sure you dont have sex on the beach
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I'm pretty sure they'd need to change the T&Cs to get permission to store that data regardless of whether they use it or not. Sounds like someone's being naughty.

I was approached this afternoon to work in Dubai for two years, I may just do it.
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Tried that and got sick of the annual Visa chase and the sun in my eyes and sand in my shoes. Booze was cheap though !
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I was approached this afternoon to work in Dubai for two years, I may just do it.
Never worked in Dubai but spent 6 years working in Oman. I'd say go for it, great experience.
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If uk.gov do set a system up, there needs to be monthly protest
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Whilst talking about Bin Laden, Bush, cocaine, stolen plutonium, suicide bombs and so on - may as well try to overload Echelon whilst we're at it...

Seriously though - the amount of intrusion by the state into the realms of what used to be the individual and the private is mind boggling.
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Makes you think. Right now we're like sheep to the slaughter, paying through the nose to be stitched up, again,
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Makes you think. Right now we're like sheep to the slaughter, paying through the nose to be stitched up, again,
How can you pay through the nose if it's been stitched up?
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I'm pretty sure they'd need to change the T&Cs to get permission to store that data regardless of whether they use it or not. Sounds like someone's being naughty.

I was approached this afternoon to work in Dubai for two years, I may just do it.

I get the impression that the data is being gathered under existed anti terror laws, they need this extension to actually use the data ... could be wrong on that though ...
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So the rationale is "The changes to the way we communicate, due particularly to the internet revolution, will increasingly undermine our current capabilities to obtain communications data - essential for counter-terrorism and investigation of crime purpose - and use it to protect the public."

Now I don't recall the Government opening everyones mail and taking photocopies so this isn't really about changing communication media underminging their current capabilities... it is about creating new capabilities and is yet another intrusion of our civil liberties to alledgedly "keep us safe".

Also, it is a bit bloody stupid to expect terrorists and crims not to react to this by changing the way they communicate. Hell even the general public who are annoyed at this latest measure are likely to start using email encryption and the like just for annoyance.

After budgeting millions and spending billions, do UK.Gov think terrorists will gladly oblige by discussing their plans en clair on the phone when they know their calls are being monitored? More likely is that they will just revert to tried and tested solutions like dead letter drops to communicate.
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