David Cameron wants Twitter and Facebook to help intelligence agencies track down dangerous people

first_img whatsapp Sarah Spickernell Later today, Prime Minister David Cameron will try to persuade US President Barack Obama of the need for more cooperation between intelligence agencies and US tech firms like Twitter and Facebook.   He will say that public safety is at stake, and that new laws regarding communication via social media platforms should be imposed following the attack on Charlie Hebdo. Cameron believes individuals posing a threat to security should not be able to send private messages without the government being able to read them.  “Are we prepared to allow in future, as technology develops, safe spaces for terrorists to communicate? The principle I think we should adopt is that we are not content for that to happen,” he said in a commons debate yesterday.  Details of how far the government wishes to take these rules are not yet clear, but the Prime Minister has already said the sites have a “social responsibility to tackle extremist content online and report suspicious activities”. It is a continuing theme – the UK government criticised Facebook in the aftermath of the murder of Lee Rigby in 2013, saying it provided a “safe haven for terrorists”. The US has been less critical of social media companies, however. Matthew Barzun, US ambassador to the UK, said is was unfair to “pin everything on the private sector”. The meeting of the two world leaders in Washington will be Cameron’s last trip abroad before the general election in May.  Downing Street said: “The prime minister’s objective is to get US companies to co-operate more. That will be his approach in these discussions: how do we work together to get them to do so?”  Share by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search Adszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GamePost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost Fun More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comcenter_img Thursday 15 January 2015 7:39 am David Cameron wants Twitter and Facebook to help intelligence agencies track down dangerous people Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: David Cameron Facebook People Twitterlast_img

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