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Counter-Terrorism Group Considering Social Media Surveillance

A leaked document from a project set up by the European Commission to fight terrorism online reveals suggestions for wide-ranging surveillance. The "recommendations" advise that ISPs should be held liable for not making "reasonable" efforts to use technological surveillance to identify terrorist use of the Internet. They also urge companies to filter employees' Internet connections and say that "it must be legal for police to patrol on social media."

 

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