No, ministers – more surveillance will not make us safer

Why does this keep coming up, despite the evidence that it doesn’t work?

It’s almost Groundhog Day. You can tell, because the same bad internet ideas keep resurfacing, as though everything we fought for has been wiped off the slate overnight and we’ve woken up back at square one. Like the Snooper’s Charter – which four Lords tried to ram into an undebated amendment to the security bill last week, despite the fact that it was effectively identical to several different earlier incarnations, each of which was dismissed as a dumb, ineffective, overreaching load of Orwellian nightmare-fuel.
Read more: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/03/no-ministers-more-surveillance-will-not-make-us-safer
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