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UK Government to Limit Internet Usage of Those Accused of Cyber Crimes

According to an article (opens in new tab) on The Telegraph, the UK government plans to limit access to social networks and instant messaging to people accused of hacking, cyber bullying, and online fraud.

Sex offenders, people accused of harassment and anti-social behaviour will also have their access to the Internet curbed. Under the new strategy, those who have been accused of taking part in the hacking done by Anonymous and LulzSec will also face similar bans.

"While the Internet is undoubtedly a force for social and political good, as well as crucial to the growth of our economy, we need to protect against the threats to our security. This strategy not only deals with the threat from terrorists to our national security, but also with the criminals who threaten our prosperity as well as blight the lives of many ordinary people through cyber crime," said Prime Minister David Cameron in a statement.

"Cyber security is a top priority for government and we will continue to work closely with the police, security services, international partners and the private sector to ensure that the UK remains one of the most secure places in the world to do business," he added.

The government also plans to launch a cyber security hub, in which the government and businesses can share information on cyber attacks and work together to stop them.