The Home Office will create a database to store the details of every phone call made, every email sent and every web page visited by British citizens in the previous year under plans currently under discussion, it has emerged.
Big Brother wants to look out for you.
The reasoning given is ludicrous:
The Government wants to create the system to fight terrorism and crime. The police and security services believe it will make it easier to access important data as communications become more complex.
Just a tiny problem:
About 57 billion text messages were sent in Britain last year, while an estimated three billion emails are sent every day.
When true terrorists send emails or make calls, all they have to do is use code. How can the government convict on that basis (assuming they actually get the info)?