Sources: Reuters, The Guardian , 
quote: The thuggish treatment of Mr. Miranda has prompted a backlash against the UK's secret police.
quote: government should be completely open and not do naughty things like espionage
quote: Back when the internet was coming around, in the 80's and early 90's, did you ever see people use their real names or any sort of identifiable information? No. There was good reason for that, everyone knew privacy was non-existent and that enough information would allow people to piece together who they are, what they do, and where they live. It's only the mainstream users that started in the late 90's and 2000's that had this false belief in privacy on the internet. Maybe this will be an eye opener for them that there are limits to privacy when out in the public space. The only real tragedy in all of this is that it has shown how incredibly naïve the general public is about the world.