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Submitted by Calcio 1263d ago | news

UK government plans to track what you're playing

All UK communication companies, under the proposed legislation, will be obliged to keep records of all sites that users visited for at least a year. Categories that could be retained include information about social network usage, webmail, Skype calls, and gaming. (Industry, PC, PS3, PSP, Tech, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   1263d ago
Woooow, that sucks for UKers, seriously... What the hell?
CommonSense  +   1263d ago
the US and the UK are racing to see who can have the biggest police state. don't worry, this will come to the US soon enough (if it's not already here). this information is already stored by MS and Sony anyway.
Amazingmrbrock  +   1263d ago
The ms e3 conference this year seemed strangely like american pro military occupation propaganda. Or at least very pro war.
Zuperman  +   1263d ago
Who cares if the Government plans to track on what your playing, I don't care if they see me play the Last Of Us in the near future ;)

its not like my PSN friends know what I'm playing right now.

not Call Of Duty.
joab777  +   1263d ago
We may as well make it official & have a national funeral for the constitution. We r living so far outside its bounds that its simply being used as a symbol and nothing else. Its too bad because it was possibly the greatest experiment known to man.
andibandit  +   1263d ago

Yes of course "The Last of Us" wont seem out of order, but what happens when the government catches you playing "Wonderbook - Book of spells" 10 hours in a row.
TheLyonKing  +   1263d ago
depends I am from the UK, But my prefrence is offline gaming so they can't see what I am playing. The last time I played online was lbp.

However this has come up agaisnt stiff critism and even though the government say its needed to catch criminals etc no one will like this as it breaks privacy laws as well and given the governments recent track record of scarpping laws such as the recent pasty tax they might be willing to back down on this.

Stupid conservatives.
BlmThug  +   1263d ago
@ Zuperman You are the kind of retard that lets the government think its alright to do this
The_Blue  +   1263d ago
Sipping tea and plotting against freedom one game at a time.
Hufandpuf  +   1263d ago
I think the UK needs some encouragement:

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b_one  +   1263d ago
Good old times...
MattS  +   1263d ago
Time to pull out the Mel Gibson Freedom pictures.
Fierce Musashi  +   1263d ago
Hm..... I will not say much on this, only that things like this is happening everywhere. If not now, certainly soon enough.
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Enzo  +   1263d ago
Does that mean I need to stop playing Hannah Montana to avoid embarrassment?
Mr_Kuwabara  +   1263d ago
Capitalism with a lot of communism.
kagon01  +   1263d ago
knifefight  +   1263d ago
Either way, they're both WTFism
Tornadobounce  +   1263d ago
Oh shit! What? What animal porn? I mean...why add corn it doesn't need corn.
tigertron  +   1263d ago
We're already the most monitored country in the world...*sigh*
ShaunCameron  +   1263d ago
Nah. That's China.
Fez  +   1263d ago
Probably means the amount of CCTV cameras kicking about. It's pretty ridiculous.

That's 2009 and possibly not entirely accurate so things have probably changed but per person we have much more cameras than China and probably every other country.
tigertron  +   1262d ago
You'd think so but actually the UK is.
FlashXIII  +   1263d ago
Lol soon we won't even be able to take a shit discreetly without the government knowing exactly what we've eaten to produce said excrement. I dread to think what said pathetic state some countries will be in by 2020.
Deadpool616  +   1263d ago
"Why don't you just shove a leash up my ass!?" - John Spartan (2032)
JKelloggs  +   1263d ago
nik666uk  +   1263d ago
If it stops kids fuckin up games they're too young to be playing anyway then I'm all for it!!
kingPoS  +   1262d ago
This sounds just as bad as that Urban Wolf video that was on crackle. The cameras were following that guy everywhere. Kinda creepy if you think about it.
tachy0n  +   1262d ago
hmm the damn illimunati is moving towards their new world order faster than expected, good thing that the people will resist this BS.
Rock_On_PS4  +   1262d ago
BS laws and totally unenforceable. Kids will negate the proposed new laws. Governments implementing Nanny State laws that infringe on people's freedom and choice.

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