The House of Lords has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, putting the huge spying powers on their way to becoming law within weeks.
The bill – which forces internet companies to keep records on their users for up to a year, and allows the Government to force companies to hack into or break things they’ve sold so they can be spied on – has been fought against by privacy campaigners and technology companies including Apple and Twitter.
But the Government has worked to continue to pass the bill, despite objections from those companies that the legislation is not possible to enforce and would make customers unsafe. The House of Lords’ agreement to the text now means that it just awaits Royal Assent, at which point it will become law.
Everyone saying that Patrick Ness won’t kill off Matteusz because he’s also gay and knows how bad ‘bury your gays’ is, clearly never had to live through the horrifying pain of the ‘not your typical tragic gay romance’ London Spy.
Imagine being Sherlock’s and Mycroft’s little sister and without knowing that it was him, the two brothers found out that you were dating Moriarty. So they made up a plan that they (secretly) were going to observate the date that you had with him.
“Stop taking up all the view!” -SH
“Patience little brother.” -MH
“Did you hear something?” -You
“Nothing but you, gorgeous.” -JM
A wildlife documentary made a replica baby langur monkey to get a close-up view of the group, only the others believe they have accidentally killed it and ‘mourn’. As someone interested in human evolution, this is really fascinating @spooniediaries