I really think people should be using VPN's with all we know since the 2013 NSA/GCHQ leaks.
I started using one a while ago and ya know it protects against things like this but more importantly it protects your general privacy from all kinds of eavesdropping from your host nation. The UK's surveillance bills combined with things like this that are turning ISP's into police detectives should be ample warning to get protected.
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It has unbiased, unpaid reviews (no affiliate links of any kind) of lots of VPN's and it has a fair and open comparison chart comparing more than 180 different VPN providers, no provider that is known is omitted from the chart and all the information on is crowd-sourced but then verified by the editor of the site.