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 August 13, 2013  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

The police are planing to keep tabs on users of the Line messaging app who discuss issues that pose a potential threat to national security, but critics have warned the plan violates the law and threatens to infringe on people’s privacy.

“I’ve noticed that more criminal offences are being committed through social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Line,” Pol Maj Gen Pisit Paoin, commander of the Technology Crime Suppression Division (TCSD), told reporters on Tuesday.

He said a team of officers went to Japan last week to meet Line messaging app developers and gather information about suspected offenders.

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