May 092010
 May 9, 2010  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

David Canton writes:

Internet cafes in the United Kingdom are the latest victims of privacy invasive counter$terrorism measures. Scotland Yard recently asked Internet cafe owners to monitor customers’ use of public computers. The authorities are encouraging owners to check activity on their computers and keep an eye on any suspicious activity.

Yet police say it’s not about asking Internet cafe owners to spy on their customers.

These measures seem unreasonable and privacy invasive, and are likely to be ineffective.

Read more on Canoe.

Related:  photo taken by Cory Doctorow, Flickr, used under Creative Commons license:

Thanks to the reader who sent in the photo link.

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