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So the GCHQ and the NSA are apparently teaming up to do a whole lot of extremely legal warrantless mass surveillance.

I am not against spying or surveillance per se. Anyone who lives in the UK and says "if you've nothing to hide you've nothing to fear" doesn't understand the purpose of judicial oversight and probably doesn't speak arabic. I believe in judicial oversight. An amoral-nerd-handler is not a judge. And political bias, false-positives and chilling self-censorship are the only outcomes of the GCHQ program I can see on the horizon.

So, if you're emailing me, please feel free to encrypt your message with my PGP public key.

I'm currently running GPGtools, which is a very user-friendly free implementation of PGP and interfaces nicely with Mac OS and for Mac OS in particular.


    1. I mean, traditionally law enforcement officials require a warrant from a judge in order to tap into private communications of citizens. This means they require various things, like evidence-based suspicion, and reason to believe that such surveillance will aid in the prevention or conviction of specific crime. With this new flavour, people are surveilled en masse, without oversight, warrant, or even suspicion — just because they can be. The judicial oversight, which is lacking in the case of GCHQ, acts as a check and balance on the powers and whims of law-enforcement, and I think that's a good thing.

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