A database of who contacts who (and when, where and how) is obviously far from enough, it seems. Now The Government demands the actual Content of the communication. In the name of Security, of course!

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/10/the_sound_of_erich_honnecker_w.html

To quote Cory Doctorow:

My grandparents escaped the Soviet Union to get away from state prying. Now it looks like I’ll be leaving the UK for the same reason

I wonder if there’ll be any refuge at all in another twenty years or so.