Now there might very well be a reason why it does not have a catchy name like ‘Big Brother’ but like it or not the Communications Capabilities Development Programme is the closest thing we have to it many are now saying.
Will this programme be of any benefit to the UK public? They do claim this but is there a hidden side? Will it be of any more benefit to other people? Say big business?
As we do not know much about the legalities or the ‘ins and outs’ of the programme (which is due to be included in the queens speech next month) then people are perfectly within their right to be suspicious.
If they want transparency from us then we want the same from them. A reasonable request.
Below will be a series of websites which will basically be some of the first pages from googling it. Have a little look over if you’ve not already decided on signing the following.
Petitions against the Communications Capabilities Development Programme (aka Big Brother)
Petition from Avaaz http://www.avaaz.org/en/stop_the_big_brother_law_a/?
Petition from the Government itself http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/29983
Wikipedia for an overview fbphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Capabilities_Development_Programme
What the Home Office Claims http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/counter-terrorism/communications-data/
Criticism: “.. it’s the advertisers and politicians sitting on a gold mine.” http://www.techpowerup.com/160944/UK-Govt.-s-Idea-of-quot-Communications-Capabilities-Development-quot-Monitoring-IP-Traffic.html