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stockholmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 06:04 PM
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Telegraph UK : Criminals and cyber bullies to be banned from the web
Edited on Fri Nov-25-11 06:06 PM by stockholmer
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8915245/Crim...


It calls for police and courts to make more use of existing cyber sanctions to restrict access to the social networks and instant messaging services in cases of hacking, fraud and online bullying. Sex offenders and those convicted of harrassment or anti-social behaviour also face more internet restrictions under the new strategy.

Similar orders have been imposed on those charged with involvement in a series of cyber attacks by the Anonymous and LulzSec groups earlier this year, while they await trial. Cyber sanctions were also used following the riots this summer. Two teenagers in Dundee were banned from the web for inciting riots via Facebook.

Officials are now looking into whether "cyber tag" technology could be used to monitor offenders and report to authorities if break their bail or sentence conditions by using the internet.

"The Ministry of Justice and the Home Office will consider and scope the development of a new way of enforcing these orders, using cyber-tags which are triggered by the offender breaching the conditions that have been put on their internet use, and which will automatically inform the police or probation service," cyber security strategy said. It added that if the regime is a success restrictions on internet use could be imposed on "a wider group of offenders".


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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 08:30 PM
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1. K&R
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:29 PM
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2. Two things:
- This is fucking stupid. (it virtually impossible to keep resourceful people off the web now)

- Oh yeah, it's fascism.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 11:37 PM
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3. but it's the nice kind of fascism
that lets you almost not really feel threatened too much.
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