Internet service providers were urged on Monday to check their user traffic patterns to locate and shut down machines infected with the mass-mailing Sober worm.Although Sober is no longer trying to replicate, antivirus company F-Secure believes ISPs must warn infected customers so they can disinfect themselves.
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UK internet service providers will be invited to tender for a British government scheme to monitor all internet communications and telecommunications in the country.
The British Home Officer minister proposed recording the traffic data of all UK citizens on social-networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.
Carrier is expected to trial its video-on-demand service early next year, with a commercial launch set for summer.