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by Mike Masnick

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cybercafes, monitoring, uk

UK Police Tell Cybercafe Owners 'We're Not Asking You To Spy On Users... But Spy On Users'

from the that-thing-we-said-about-not-spying-on-users?-yeah,-ignore-that dept

Over in the UK, police are apparently going around to various cybercafes and telling the owners and operators to be observant about what customers are doing, even to the point of examining the hard drives of the public computers after people have used them. Amusingly, the police then say, "It's not about asking owners to spy on their customers..." -- except that it is. The recommendations specifically included "encouraging people to check on hard drives." But that's not spying?

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    LduN, 29 Mar 2010 @ 6:38am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Spy

    You made good points, the cafe should really tell customers what they do for security. Internet Cafes should be run kinda like a post office, they don't read your letters(content, emails, keylogging etc) all they do is make sure nothing illegal or dangerous is being shipped.

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