I read 2 things in a magazine today, which to me seem alarming. The first is that the police now have the power to hack into anyone's computer without a court order. They do apparently need chief constable sign off, though. To me this is almost as bad as saying they can break into your house without a court order - so much for personal privacy. The second is that ISP's are now required by law to keep records of all e-mail's sent by everyone for a period of 12 months. I understand it is the details of the emails, not necessarily the content. (thin end of the wedge though). They can then be forced to disclose the records to the authorities. I find these two together a major inroad into our personal freedom, privacy and space. Both are allegedly to help track criminals and terrorists. But it just feels like 1984 has well and truly arrived! It leads me to think about using encryption for all my mail. Or am I too sensitive?