#1 By: Cory Doctorow, August 2nd, 2013 13:03
#2 By: Austin Hamman, August 2nd, 2013 13:18
"retail all your data" wouldn't that mean they can sell it? should it say "retain?"
#3 By: Spocko, August 2nd, 2013 13:25
Unless they were thinking, 'Hey we can sell this stuff! In bulk to some shady groups on the internet! And the other TSA people are going. "NO! Let's sell it a Starbucks all over the country! Why sell it wholesale when you can make more money selling it retail!"
#4 By: awjt, August 2nd, 2013 13:36
Maybe like with the placebo buttons, have a few placebo logins you can give em to quiet the greedy beasterdz.
#5 By: newliminted, August 2nd, 2013 13:41
TrueCrypt partition nesting, as seen in Pirate Cinema! It's partitions all the way down!
#6 By: newliminted, August 2nd, 2013 13:42
The article was only very slightly less horrifying when I realized they can only retain, not retail my data.
#7 By: xzzy, August 2nd, 2013 13:48
Bravo, Britain. You've really stepped up your game trying to out-evil the US government. I was starting to worry that the US would run away with the championship due to no viable competition.
#9 By: lasermike026, August 2nd, 2013 14:10
I thought the British invented evil. jk
#10 By: TheGlitchEcliptic, August 2nd, 2013 14:23
Nah, they just got really good at it maintaining a globe spanning empire for so long. Then they fell apart, but they're rallying something fierce!
#11 By: sockdoll, August 2nd, 2013 14:25
All your data are belong to us!
#12 By: awjt, August 2nd, 2013 14:29
You're not equally horrified at retention? Oh oops. Irony. I must be tired.
#13 By: Donovan Acree, August 2nd, 2013 14:39
How would you feel if the police stopped you on a whim, took your
phone, your laptop, your digital camera, your MP3 player, your USB
sticks and your memory cards then copied everything on them?
#14 By: daneel, August 2nd, 2013 14:47
The sun still doesn't set on the Empire (thanks to some inbred paedophiles!)
#15 By: Jeff, August 2nd, 2013 14:48
You guys are taking this the wrong way. I have a feeling you're going to really appreciate this new automated backup system when your hard drive crashes.
#16 By: Julian Bond, August 2nd, 2013 14:56
The UKBA are now hanging around London train stations in the hope of nabbing brown people who might not have touched down their Oyster card. So are they taking copies of the data on brown people's iPhones at the same time. And is there an app to facilitate that?
#17 By: Austin Hamman, August 2nd, 2013 15:04
verb (used with object)
to sell at retail; sell directly to the consumer.
to relate or repeat in detail to others: to retail scandal.
if they sell the data directly to a consumer this would fit, also #5 would actually fit more perhaps...now i really wanna know if it was a typo...
#18 By: Austin Hamman, August 2nd, 2013 15:05
an automated backup system where you don't get access to the backups...wonderful...
#19 By: daneel, August 2nd, 2013 15:06
Of course, GCHQ actually are retailing our data to the NSA.
#20 By: daneel, August 2nd, 2013 15:14
It's a grammatical improvement on the original, at least.
#21 By: Jeff, August 2nd, 2013 15:21
Just file a Freedom of Information request, easy peasy!
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