Sunday, 25 January 2015

But the government will keep our data safe…

This weekend someone phoned GCHQ and managed to con someone into handing over the director’s mobile number.  Someone (I don’t know whether it was the same person) claiming to be the GCHQ director also called the Downing Street switchboard and managed to get connected to the Prime Minister, who talked to hoaxer before realising something was wrong and hanging up.

These incidents do not make me feel confident that the government will be able to keep our data safe if today’s Snooper’s Charter vote goes badly or Cameron’s “no communications we can’t read” proposal goes through.

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