Two bits of news I read today

Just browsing Google News at lunchtime let me to read these two articles in succession.

http://news.sky.com/home/politics/article/16100911

‘Suppressing social networks or mobile phones at times of unrest is “unacceptable”, the Foreign Secretary has told a global summit on cyber-crime.’

‘Human rights such as privacy and freedom of expression should apply as much online as they do offline, William Hague said.’

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/oct/30/metropolitan-police-mobile-phone-surveillance

‘Britain’s largest police force is operating covert surveillance technology that can masquerade as a mobile phone network, transmitting a signal that allows authorities to shut off phones remotely, intercept communications and gather data about thousands of users in a targeted area.’

So it’s an attack on human rights when other countries do it, but fine when done in the UK, apparently.

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