A survey conducted pertaining to the UK’s divisive and alarming Investigatory Powers Bill has highlighted just how little many British citizens care about the impact it could have on their privacy. The IP Bill, which has been dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter” as a result of the vast amount of personal information it could place in the hands of the Conservative government, has been widely criticised for its vagueness, with it potentially presenting a number of security backdoors in software that could leave UK citizens vulnerable to online attacks. It would also give the UK government an unprecedented level of access into the private lives of its population, with it forcing ISPs to store Internet connection records, along with granting government agencies the abilities to hack the devices and networks of their citizens. But despite the likes of Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Yahoo having stood up against the IP Bill, citing the “major implications” it will have on the security of UK citizens’ online data, a survey conducted by Broadband Genie has highlighted how few people know about this bill, and how little they care about impact it could have on their privacy. Of the 1,600 surveyed by the site, […]
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