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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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    Dark Helmet (profile), 29 Mar 2010 @ 7:55am

    Re: Re: Non-issue

    "I would suggest that you give me free donuts whenever I come into your store. Do you have to? No! I never said that. I just suggested it."

    Actually, the police don't suggest they get free donuts. They just relay the suggestion originally provided by their loaded sidearm....

    "Shooty here thinks I deserve free donuts, propriater. Do you disagree with Shooty?"

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