Big Brother

Further to the earlier discussions, it seems that even BBM is not safe from the gaze of the authorities – it transpires that the police  were able to use details gained from the seized phones to give officers “live time monitoring” of BBM and also Twitter.

This has important implications, the idea that the internet is a forum for freedom of speech has once again been partially proved incorrect. The internet is a public ´space´and it is constantly monitored.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/16/police-accessed-blackberry-messages-thwart-riots

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