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    Britain’s Becoming the Surveillance State to Watch

    Big Brother is everywhere. The U.K. is about to become one of the most sophisticated surveillance states in history with the Investigatory Powers Bill, which only awaits the Queen’s approval to become law. Also known as the Snooper’s Charter, the bill legalizes global surveillance of web and phone traffic, and takes the unprecedented move of recording every U.K. resident’s web history, letting police access the data without warrants. It could also force tech companies to share and decrypt user data under gag orders, which means the public may never even know.

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