Everyone who buys a mobile telephone will be forced to register their identity on a national database under government plans to extend massively the powers of state surveillance.
Phone buyers would have to present a passport or other official form of identification at the point of purchase. Privacy campaigners fear it marks the latest government move to create a surveillance society.
No, please, just go and do something useful for a change will you? Drown yourself in your own urine or something.
Quite apart from the insane insistence that the government has any right to know who owns a communications device it won\’t work anyway. It\’s not exactly difficult to buy a SIM card from another country where you do not have to offer such proof of identity.
Sure, your calls will be more expensive but that just means that only the criminals, to whom such privacy is highly valuable, will be outside your monitoring system.
Just do fuck off.