…all in the name of stopping crime, of course.
Social networking sites like Facebook could be monitored by the government under proposals to make them keep details of users’ contacts.
The Home Office said it was needed to tackle crime gangs and terrorists who might use the sites, but said it would not keep the content of conversations.
This by a government that has splurged into the cyber world feeling that they can use the internet to win the next election. I really don’t think that they know how much they are about to alienate younger people – it’s part of the package that younger people want to have their own space – and now the government is going to ‘monitor’ it – just in case, they want to know who people are talking to but – don’t want details?
Are they that stupid that people don’t know what they are, in fact, asking?
With similar proposals already being enacted or under consideration for phone, email and internet contacts, ministers denied they were trying to intrude on people’s private lives.
A Home Office spokesman said it would consult shortly “to ensure that we keep up with technological advances”.
“The government has no interest in the content of people’s social network sites and this is not going to be part of our upcoming consultation,” the spokesman said.
And people are going to believe that because the government says they are not wanting that information. Cool – young and old are dumb, eh?
*Shakes head* in disbelief.
Crook 1: Ok m8 wve abut to rob 1234 Upyard st Bank tomoz U gt dat?
Crook 2: ye, got dat m8, mk sre wve got 2 shootrs cos w dunt no if the coppers wil B abut!
Crook 1: OK ye, wil meet at Sahffers ous to be sre OK?
Crokk 2: Okies no probs m8 we will mke a ton of cash on dis 1!
So, make sure, if you are a crook, that you have the name Crook 1, 2 or whatever number you pick because that conversation won’t be looked at – just that you are talking to another crook!
Cool use of Facebook, eh?
Or, as I feel is more realistic, if you have a name like Ahmed, Mohammed, etc – they may look more at those than the crook ones.
But I could be wrong.