British politicians sign off on a bill to legally collect your browsing history

Brits will likely be feeling pretty disappointed today. Members of the House of Lords have backed down on an amendment to the Investigatory Powers Bill — otherwise known as Snoopers’ Charter — which means that it’s now only a matter of time until it becomes a law. First proposed by then-home secretary Theresa May in 2012, Snoopers’ Charter was quickly shot down by campaigners and members of the government who believed that the bill was a breach of citizens privacy as it requires ISPs to collect every customer’s web history and store it for up to a year. With the…

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