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Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK

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Networking

1984. At that time, computers were not networked in any significant way, except in research labs, perhaps via Arpanet, etc.

That might have been true in 1974, but there was no shortage of computer networking by the 1980s. Granted that TCP/IP was was less common in the commercial world, such connections were usually done over X.25 networks and dedicated lines, but to claim that it wasn't significant is to misrepresent the situation.

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