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British PM Calls For Cyber Security After Terror Attack

June 5, 2017

In the wake of the third deadly terrorist attack in Britain within the last three months, Prime Minister Theresa May called for increased cybersecurity. Speaking about what she called the “evil ideology of Islamist extremism,” May said: “We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed. Yet that is precisely what the Internet – and the big companies that provide Internet-based services – provide.” May called for increased government surveillance of cyberspace. “We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements that regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremism and terrorism planning,” May said. “And we need to do everything we can at home to reduce the risk of extremism online.” That call echoes efforts in France and Germany, where similar terror attacks have occurred.

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