Saturday, August 13, 2011

Prime Minister Cameron considers blocking Twitter, Facebook, BBM after riots

lol cracked me up this morning to read this;

Cameron considers blocking Twitter, Facebook, BBM after riots
The government is to meet with Facebook, Twitter and BlackBerry manufacturer RIM to discuss the role of technology in the recent riots -- and on the agenda is the possibility of banning troublemakers from using the companies' social-media services.
Big tipper David Cameron said in Parliament today that he wants to "give the police the technology to trace people on Twitter or BBM, or close it down", Wired reports.
The home secretary, Theresa May, will meet with social-media companies to discuss this week's horrifying scenes in London, Manchester and other cities around the country. The prime minister, who popped back from his holidays to catch the tail-end of the riots, revealed the plans to Parliament today.

lol dont worry lads.......maybe the USA state department will help you out there by sending USA tax payer funded "Internet in a suitcase" that they have developed to fight oppressive regimes.

I hear these were designed to fight exactly these kind of problems.

U.S. Underwrites Internet Detour Around Censors
The Obama administration is leading a global effort to deploy “shadow” Internet and mobile phone systems that dissidents can use to undermine repressive governments that seek to silence them by censoring or shutting down telecommunications networks
The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries.

The hypocrisy makes me want to barf.


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