News that Labour intend to set up yet another government database will hardly be of surprise to anyone. But if the latest database isn’t surprising, it is nevertheless deeply worrying. According to Labour, the government needs to know who our friends are on Facebook, and they need to know which friends we converse with. Of course, while they’re at it they’d quite like to know what our browsing habits are (which one assumes means you should think twice before joining Facebook groups that might cast more suspicion upon you than you are already subject to thanks to the very existence of this latest big brother proposal).
Outrageous. Is there no aspect of our personal lives which is safe from interference from government?