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[ NNSquad ] UK seeks to ban users from Facebook, Twitter, etc.

UK seeks to ban users from Facebook, Twitter, etc.

http://j.mp/uB1XJf  (Register)

   "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. If the approach
    shows promise we will look at expanding cyber-sanctions to a wider
    group of offenders."

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Maybe they can use little "yellow stars" as the tag.  That was popular
with a different oppressive regime toward the middle of the 20th
century.  Of course, any "cyber tag" system to be even part-way
effective would need to operate in conjunction with a comprehensive,
mandated digital identity regime, to capture usage at other people's
computers, including publicly accessible ones.

Lauren Weinstein (lauren@vortex.com): http://www.vortex.com/lauren 
Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org 
 - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org 
 - Global Coalition for Transparent Internet Performance: http://www.gctip.org
 - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com 
Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy
Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com 
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Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com