twoheadedboy writes: "The British Government's proposed surveillance laws have been causing a stir of late, with many saying they are technologically and ideologically flawed. To discuss whether it would even be possible to implement the laws, the government has called in representatives of Facebook, Google and major ISPs. One of the main topics of conversation will focus on whether it's actually possible for service providers to split content data and comms data. The proposals stipulate that the actual content of communications would not be viewed by British intelligence bodies, only data on who is talking to who would be accessed by GCHQ."
That's the thing about people who think they hate computers. What they
really hate is lousy programmers.
- Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle in "Oath of Fealty"