A new Facebook Group has been launched to draw attention to government plans to monitor social networking sites. The proposal, as highlighted by a Home Office spokesperson, is to update existing plans to store information about every telephone call, email, and internet visit made by anyone in the UK on a central database. This will include collecting data from social networking sites, such as information on message transactions. In a ‘letter’ to Jacqui Smith, Mr Ian Brownhill, the group’s founder, sets out his problems with the new proposals.
For further discussion see here for an interesting Guardian article by Sam Leith on this topic.