June 2, 2013

Google, Facebook, Microsoft refused to monitor users

The British government tried to force major Internet companies to provide them with your personal information.

The largest Internet company Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Twitter protest against British surveillance by letter to Interior Minister Theresa May, the British newspaper reported.

Google, Facebook, Microsoft refused to monitor users

Edition of The Guardian and The Times received information that Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Yahoo handed over a personal letter from Theresa May, expressing their refusal to cooperate in surveillance of users within the framework of the so-called ' Spy Charter '. This is a bill that should be available to police personal data and all activity of British users in e-mail, like in WhatsApp, in social networks and VOIP services like Skype and be stored for 12 months.

In a letter to the American company named attempt to track down the data of all users in the UK  "Potentially Extremely Harmful." According to American companies, the plan threatens the status of Great Britain as one of the leading "digital power" and as countries around the world, which promotes freedom of speech on the Internet.

According to The Guardian, the letter is dated April 18 and was transferred to the Queen before the performance, and the next day the signing of the project has been blocked. However, after killing a soldier May 22 in London, under the pretext of combating terrorism, signing a law newly initiated Mei, and Philip Hammond, the British Minister of defence.

We remind United Kingdom became the third country this month trying to tighten control over its citizens online. This time the reason was the fight against terrorism, and last week in Russia and the United States have proposed measures to punish users of illegal content. Russia's culture Ministry has amended the law on the protection of intellectual property rights on the Internet, which increased responsibility, both operators and end users for the dissemination and use of unlicensed products.

(A) the Commission of theft of American intellectual property United States Congress proposed to allow the use of malware against users of illegal content.

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