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After terror attacks, Britain moves to police the Internet

A crackdown may set up a standoff between tech giants and lawmakers

Recent legislation already gives Britain's law enforcement officials some of the world's strongest powers to read and monitor online chatter from potential extremists.

New York

AFTER deadly terrorist attacks and a nationwide election, Britain is once again focusing on a controversial plan: to regulate the Internet.

Lawmakers from across the political spectrum are promoting some of the widest-ranging plans anywhere in the Western world to rein in...

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