Email and web use 'to be watched'

The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.

Internet firms will be required to give intelligence agency GCHQ access to communications on demand, in real time.

The Home Office says the move is key to tackling crime and terrorism, but civil liberties groups have criticised it.

Tory MP David Davis called it "an unnecessary ... Full Story »

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by Fabrice Florin - Apr. 1, 2012
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Lisandro Tolentino
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by Lisandro Tolentino - Apr. 4, 2012

Good journalism because it is relevant to our time. I would like to see the comparison to social media sites. People willingly post about their lives on sties like facbook and twitter. Google has access to our email for advertising.

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Lauren Matheson
by Lauren Matheson - Apr. 9, 2012

This story is an interesting one for me becuase I agree with both sides. I feel it is the duty of the policymakers to protect their citizens as best they can and with rapid developments in technology, the government is able to gain more access to phones, websites, emails, texts, etc. On the other hand, this is an invasion of privacy and people feel uncomfortable with this sort of monitoring. The society is not accepting of the new technological developments however, I think when used appropriately, it will benefit the society as a whole.

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Alex Gutierrez
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by Alex Gutierrez - Apr. 3, 2012

This article really captures how technology is infusing it self so much into our culture that everyone is using it. For this reason, I feel that there should be some sort of government regulation just because there are youth exposed to this technology. However, it should not break every ones privacy because not everyone needs this regulation. I feel that this article has good sources and is well written. It is a topic that affects us all because we all use technology as well.

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