The UK government wants more powers to spy on how you use the internet

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The UK’s freshly-minted Tory government – the first majority Conservative administration to be elected since 1992 – has used its first Queen’s Speech to introduce plans for super-charged surveillance powers. In her address – which is written by the government and civil servants – the Queen said: Measures will also be brought forward to promote social cohesion and protect people by tackling extremism. New legislation will modernize the law on communications data, improve the law on policing and criminal justice. A previous attempt to push through similar powers was stymied by the Conservatives’ Lib Dem coalition partners in 2012. No obvious roadblock…

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