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UN Wants “Anti-Terror” Internet Surveillance

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October 23, 2012

The United Nations (UN) has released a report calling for more surveillance of Internet traffic and users for the purpose of undermining terrorist activity, CNET News reports. “The Use of the Internet for Terrorist Purposes” states, “One of the major problems confronting all law enforcement agencies is the lack of an internationally agreed framework for retention of data held by ISPs.” The 148-page report notes that terrorists use social networks to spread propaganda. UN Executive Director Yury Fedotov said, “Potential terrorists use advanced communications technology, often involving the Internet, to reach a worldwide audience with relative anonymity and at a low cost.”
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