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Spying on Facebook (and more)

It looks like the government is beginning to eye popular sites like Facebook, Digg, YouTube, and any site that offers free accounts as new targets for spying and monitoring.   An article from TechRadar sums up the new plan to make any website offering free accounts fair game to the authorities.

This is again being proposed under the heading of anti-terrorism measures, and includes video websites like YouTube and online auctions, such as eBay.

It seems like a lot of bills and laws get passed under the heading of anti-terrorism, which sure is convenient for the government sometimes.   It looks like in a post 9/11 world the government is able to do anything it wants just under the heading of anti-terrorism.   This kind of law will invade the privacy of innocent citizens under the mask of saving the country from evil terrorists.

Smith says in a speech that websites that offers a free account "are a potential hotbed for terrorist activity", as the activity on them is not tracked.

She wants the relevant authorities to be able to track potential terrorists' actions, although only names and locations would be logged, not the content of the message.

Really?   A potential hotbed for terrorist activity?   Even though all the conspiracy theorists have been raving about 1984 and Big Brother happening for the past few years, I wonder if it actually could happen to us someday.   You never know!   Britain has cameras all over the place watching their every move, and that seems like the way to get there.   Oh yeah, and Australia now wants to filter the entire internet for their citizens.   Isn't it easier to live your life when the government chooses what's right and wrong for you?

...oh wait.
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