Friday, 30 January 2009

Remember, remember, ...

... the 15th of June:

The government has unveiled plans for a private company to run a "superdatabase" that will track all our emails, calls, texts, internet use and so on. This is an immense infringement of civil liberties, not to mention a major risk to our private data - but it won't make us any safer. The sheer amount of information that the Government intends to collect will be impossible to analyse properly and will undoubtedly turn up false positives while missing potential security threats amongst the morass of spam emails and private chat.

So, for one day (15 June 2009), we should send a message to the Home Office - "you want to see our emails? Ok then, here they are then!".

We do this by simply cc'ing or bcc'ing every email we send (and if you like, forwarding every email you receive), regardless of importance or content, to public.enquiries@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk.


I hope they like emails about Viagra ...

11 comments:

Oldrightie said...

This is spooky, I've just been accused of spamming over at my place! Anyone fancy lending a hand, would be grateful. Specially you, Pierrot, that would be a big hitter!

Killer said...

I'll lend a hand

The Filthy Engineer said...

I hope they like emails about Viagra ...

I have hundreds of these in my bin. I'm really looking forward to June.

I've also got online invoices for my piano wire purchases and an online reply from my council to my request for more lamposts.

Henry North London said...

Spam filter mails I have about 3000 at anyone time

Perhaps they can have them all

Fidothedog said...

Lots of mails for feminine products for a smelly old cunt called Jacqui.

Guthrum said...

Bloody Brilliant Idea

Trixy said...

Can we please embrace our new, poloitically correct word and also send e-mails to smithj@parliament.uk and her other constituency e-mails.

We wouldn't want them to feel left out.

Anonymous said...

Can't we start earlier, and bcc our MsP too? June is a long way off.

@Henry - you whore, you!

Anonymous said...

A resurgence in snailmail maybe. Difficult to track and analyse.

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The Great Simpleton said...

Couldn't some techie set up a system to which we forward all our emails and it then forwards them to every MP who voted for this bill, the Home Office and MI5 as well the email suggested?

Why stop on June 15? Surely if it is that important that we keep the authorities informed of everything we do we should send our emails every day?

Chalcedon said...

Don't forget to repost this on June 14th 2009.