UK urged to clarify whether new surveillance bill gives spies access to Facebook profiles

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The UK government has been urged to make significant changes to the draft Investigatory Powers Bill, including making it clear whether they plan on accessing “detailed automated profiles” from Facebook and Google. Senior politicians said they are “concerned” about the potential detail that could be gathered on people using such platforms. Having collected evidence from tech companies and security experts, the Joint Intelligence Committee has also urged the government to redraft the bill to make it clear that encryption will be protected and no backdoors will be installed on devices. The Government still needs to make explicit on the face of the bill that…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/insider/2016/02/11/uk-urged-to-clarify-whether-new-surveillance-bill-gives-spies-access-to-facebook-profiles/

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