toomanyairmiles writes: The Times of London reports that the United Kingdom's Home office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people's personal computers without a warrant. The move, which follows a decision by the European Union's council of ministers in Brussels, has angered civil liberties groups and opposition MPs. They described it as a sinister extension of the surveillance state which drives "a coach and horses" through privacy laws.
I consider a new device or technology to have been culturally accepted when
it has been used to commit a murder.
-- M. Gallaher