SURVEILLANCE

(UK) New law to allow police to collect DNA in secret from teacups

MI5 and the police may be allowed to secretly collect genetic samples from items such as cigarette butts and teacups under new laws that could massively expand the national DNA database.

The powers would allow investigators to break in to suspects’ homes to collect DNA which could then be shared with foreign governments to check for links to crime and terrorism.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1078821/New-law-allow-police-col...

Spying on Activists Discussed at Forum

The 53 men and women wrongly classified by the Maryland State Police as terrorists include two Catholic nuns, a Democratic candidate for Congress, a man who campaigns against military recruiting at high schools and one person who has never set foot in the state

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/11/AR200810...

Government unveils 'Big Brother' plan: Now they want to snoop on every phone call, email and text message

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith has unveiled plans for a massive expansion of 'Big Brother' state surveillance, covering every phonecall, e-mail, text message and internet visit in Britain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1077788/Government-unveils-Big-B...

Security Services Want Personal Data From Sites Like Facebook (UK)

'The government is drawing up plans to give the police and security and intelligence agencies new powers to access personal data held by internet services, including social network sites such as Facebook and Bebo and gaming networks.'
http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/oct/15/terrorism-security

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