Daily Hacker News II

Britain passed the “most extreme surveillance law ever passed in a democracy”

— While the people who wrote it are still surprised that it passed, the rest of the country is unsure whether they would like to implement it or not.

— Britain's PM said passing a law like this was necessary in order to prevent citizens from illegally trading with the EU.

SpaceX plans worldwide satellite Internet with low latency, gigabit speed,

— which is great news for none of the people reading this on the internet.

— CEO, and pin-up model for nerds, Elon Musk says if everything goes super well they'll have it running by next week.

— Musk notes that, at this point, the satellites do not support connecting to the internet. This problem is left for future space travelers to solve.

— responding to audience questions, Musk ensured that the satellites will not be able reach human-level consciousness and destroy Earth "like in the Terminator movies or something". He also declined to look at some dude's electric bus.

What.CD is shutting down — leaving 1/3 of Hacker News wondering what the site was, and also, what a CD is.