UK PM wants digital giants to monitor terrorism
Cameron said that since internet companies tend to take down accounts of suspected terrorists, they should transfer details of those users to security services
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has suggested that internet companies should alert security services to suspected terrorists who could be plotting attacks, the Telegraph reported Tuesday.
Cameron said that since internet companies tend to take down accounts of suspected terrorists, they should transfer details of those users to security services.
The prime minister made his comments after the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) said that the murder of soldier Lee Rigby was preceded by online communication between the killer, Michael Adebowale, and a terrorist based overseas.
Had the security services had access to that communication, the murder could have been prevented, according to ISC finding.
During the communication the Adebowale revealed his intention to murder the soldier. The ISC described the unnamed internet platform where the communication took place as a "safe haven for terrorists," according to the Telegraph.