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    MI5 'secretly collected phone data' for decade

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      Re: MI5 'secretly collected phone data' for decade

      Just collecting the data is enough to cause harm.

      Hackers WILL get it. It'll be like a gold mine for them.

      You obviously don't or your object is just to upset people.

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      Re: MI5 'secretly collected phone data' for decade

      We obviously see things very differently, perhaps it's an age thing, It is not my intention to upset anyone, but I will respond where I think an argument is flawed.

      We are all entitled to our own opinion's, and we have the freedom to express them precisely because of ranks of privates who have fought and died for this country, I do not include the Iraq debacle in that statement, although those that died in that episode deserve as much respect as any other conflict, it was not thier fault they were sent to fight a war by morons.

      If you believe, as you obviously do, that the security forces should not have access to any material that is gained by data surveillance then I'm afraid you will also have to be prepared to accept the consequences, the atrocities that could have been stopped can and will happen. When that happens no doubt there will be the usual cries of 'why didn't they know this was going to happen, why didn't they stop them?'

      Let's take the downing of the Russian holiday jet, where was the intelligence? I doubt there was any as Egypt does not have the surveillance technology that we do.

      Paris, yes, the French agencies did know something was going to happen, when and where they did not know; however the major failing was with the Belgium surveillance, it failed miserably. Would a system similar to what is proposed here have prevented either attack? We'll never know.

      Of course in all this chatter we have have concentrated on the terrorism aspect but that is not the only reason that this bill has been brought forward, as well you know.

      I do understand your concern about data being stolen, and you are correct, I am not concerned about it in the same way as you are, that does not mean I do not think it does not need to be secure, its just that there's nothing out there about me that would be of interest to anyone, sad isn't it?

      We will have to continue to disagree, but let's leave it there.
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