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British Government moves to restore police power to access citizen's Internet browsing data

The spectre of Orwell’s Big Brother society quietly rattled it’s chains once more in the wake of the British Government’s comprehensive spending review.

The UK coalition government plans to revive plans to store every email, web page visit and phone call made in the UK for an unspecified time period. The previously shelved ‘interception modernisation programme’ was surreptiously revived within the Strategic Defence and Security Review and flew under the radar on a day when most headlines were grabbed by the swingeing cuts across the public sector.

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