Now according to the BBC, new government legislation will soon be put in place and added to the Defamation Bill that will require all kinds of websites and social networks to hand over the details of anyone who posts defamatory content online.What an excellent use of police resources. I guess the anti-proxy/anti-Tor law comes next.
Great news? Sort of. On one hand, we'd finally be able to stop those really persistent idiots that ruin our web experience and have previously thought they were safe through cyberspace anonymity.
NO WAIT UPDATE:
What comes next is austerity:
The government's "online snooping" scheme to track email, Facebook, Twitter and other web use comes with an official pricetag of at least £1.8bn and an official warning that the figure may well prove to be an underestimate, the Home Office has revealed.Maybe they could just make everyone use Internet Explorer.
Ministers have already agreed to pay all the costs of the scheme, which will require phone and internet companies to collect and store for 12 months the records of internet and mobile phone use in Britain for access by police and intelligence services.