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Investigatory Powers Act -- Aka 'Snooper's Charter' -- Becomes UK Law

The UK's Investigatory Powers Act came in to effect on December 30th, placing Britain under some of the widest-ranging spying powers ever seen. The law is intended as an update to Britain's often unwieldy surveillance legislation. But it also includes a large set of new powers – including the ability to collect the browsing records of everyone in the country and have them read by authorities.

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