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Plans to keep a record of UK citizens’ online activities face a challenge from tech firms seeking to offer ways to hide people’s browser histories.  Internet providers will soon be required to record which services their customers’ devices connect to – including websites and messaging apps.  The Home Office (the UK department responsible for the UK) says it will help combat terrorism, but critics have described it as a “snoopers’ charter”.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: November 23rd, 2016

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38068078

Discussion

1) Why would a record of what people’s devices connect to help combat terrorism?

2) How do you feel about tech companies actively working to get around the law?

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