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Cyber bullies face web ban


By John Glenday, Reporter

November 28, 2011 | 1 min read

Criminals and miscreants who use the freedom of the web to abuse and scam others face being banned from the internet entirely – as part of the government’s new cyber security strategy.

In instances of those convicted ofhacking, fraud and cyber bullying police and the courts are being instructed to bar access to social networks, fraud and bullying.

So called “cyber sanctions” are increasingly being targeted at law breakers being banned from the web for inciting riots during last summers disturbances.

“cyber tag” technology could also be used to monitor offenders to see whether bail or sentencing conditions are breached by accessing the web.

The cyber security strategy states: “The Ministry of Justice and the Home Office will consider and scope the development of a new way of enforcing these orders, using ‘cyber-tags’ which are triggered by the offender breaching the conditions that have been put on their internet use, and which will automatically inform the police or probation service.”


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