BBC News – Email and web use ‘to be monitored’ under new laws

Best April Fool story I’ve come across so far today. Attracted over 1500 comments and from the first couple of pages, they don’t seem to have twigged. Furthermore the same story is appearing in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph. (Which is a worrying illustration of how credible such an authoritarian story actually is…)

One clue to the spoof is that they’re all quoting the same source (the Sunday Times) and you can’t read the Sunday Times original without paying. Clever ruse. Another clue is it’s absence from journals who actually have a clue about the web – like The Register.

And the final “clue” is that, were it not an April Fool, the pillocks would have provided the biggest single incentive to home grown terrorism in British history and even I don’t think they’re quite that stupid…

(update April 2nd) …oh shit. Apparently they are…

BBC News – Email and web use 'to be monitored' under new laws.

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About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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