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Proposal to Allow Police Internet Monitoring Shot Down in UK Parliament

BY Julia Wetherell | Tuesday, December 11 2012

Deputy PM Nick Clegg (credit: Liberal Democrats/Flickr)

The deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom is leading efforts to block a bill that would give law enforcement unmitigated monitoring of Internet use in the UK. Nick Clegg criticized the scope of the proposed Communications Data Bill, which would require ISPs to store users’ email and web browser data for up to a year and permit law enforcement agencies to access this information without permission. Read More

Google+ 'Parliament' Circle Gains Three Members: Cameron, Clegg, Miliband

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, September 14 2011

British Prime Minister David Cameron, Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and top Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg have all joined Google +, the Financial Times reports: By bringing all three major parties onto the site at once, ... Read More

Street Fighter, Downing Street Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 5 2010

Caught up in these last few tense hours of the UK election, and need a way to blow off some steam? You could do worse than playing a few rounds of "Downing Street Fighter." It's actually well done, and some ... Read More

How the Internet is Changing Politics in Great Britain

BY Micah L. Sifry | Sunday, April 25 2010

Something very interesting is unfolding in Great Britain as the country nears the general election of May 6. The two-party duopoly that has dominated British politics ever since the end of World War II is facing a ... Read More

Quote of the Day: Dean's Props to Lib Dems

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 23 2010

There are people in the Liberal Democratic Party who really understand the internet... It's very subtle -- there's a community out there -- they are one of the only parties in Europe who really understand how to use it. ... Read More