The British Home Officer minister proposed recording the traffic data of all UK citizens on social-networking sites, such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo.
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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.
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.
Carrier is expected to trial its video-on-demand service early next year, with a commercial launch set for summer.