U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron Wants a Master Kill-Switch for Social Networks

Things are bad in England. In addition to arresting some 1,100 people and nearly tripling the number of police officers in London, police forces have been attempting to use technology to rein in the looting and rioting in the various English cities. The thing is, the looters and rioters are much better at using technology than the authorities, often using social media--including Twitter, Facebook, and the very popular (more so than here in North America) BlackBerry Messenger--to coordinate looting and stay a few steps ahead of the police. U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has a distinctly, well, almost Chinese response to that: shut 'em all down.

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codyodiodi1898d ago

Well that's a terrible idea.

GrumpyVeteran1897d ago

Uhh...I thought the UK was a democracy and not in the middle-east?