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Snooper’s Charter dropped from counter-terrorism bill

Just last week we learned that within a couple of days time, a group of lords would attempt to pass through the counter-terrorism bill with added measures from the much decried “Snooper’s Charter,” which would have forced ISPs to retain details of their customers, for up to a year. These …

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Britain just tried to make being annoying illegal

A couple of days ago, the House of Lords did something wonderful: it defeated a bill that would have made it illegal to “annoy,” or cause “nuisance,” to someone else. If that definition sounds incredibly loose to you, that’s because it is, but that doesn’t mean the government didn’t want …

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