Now the government plan to snoop Facebook, Bebo & MySpace
New proposals have been made to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook, social networks that are used by an estimated 25 million Brits. The idea comes on top of existing plans to allow the storage of information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by every single one of us. Eek!
In the wake of the 2005 London terrorist attacks, an EU directive was made proposing the retention of email and internet usage info as part of a counter-terrorist database. Now social networks are to be added to that directive, and the likes of Facebook and Bebo could be forced to record and retain info about every user’s browsing habits and who they communicate with.
Do you have known terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden, Carlos The Jackal or Gary Glitter among your Facebook friends? If you do, it might be a good idea to drop them like a hot potato before the UK Stasi come a-knocking on your door.