Looks like the government have given pass to something that will allow the government to spy on us!
It's similar to soap in my opinion
It's not quite like soap, not at all.
It would be great to read the article and understand it as it is being blown out of proportion.
People have a misconception that they are safe now on the net and that nothing is monitored. Every ISP keeps
logs of activity - They don't spy or single out a particular person, but they do have logs, they have to, it's always been. This will require a longer time span for the logs that ISPs already had, and about social media, web mail etc, all activity was traceable anyway. When authority needs to trace someone from their e-mail or blog post or social media, they could access that information with the warrant to do so.
So nothing new here, only now it is made public and most people THOUGHT that nothing was logged before when it was all along.
So if you have nothing to hide and not committing a crime online or you are not wanted, then you have nothing to worry about, you should read the article again and see exactly what type of person is targeted. It has nothing to do with silencing people or free speech. I probably now triggered several alarms with key words I used in this post lol !
They can catch more criminals through webmail, social media, etc.... and most people get caught not because of monitoring but because of complaints.
So if you accidently trip the alarm with key words - well no worries, they will come get ya at 6:45 AM whilst you are sleeping or taking a shower (keep your clothes nearby just in case) and you can claim they got the wrong guy ! :D Like I said, if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. There are bloody creeps roaming the net and so much scams and crime online, sometimes one has to wonder ......