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In an effort to stamp out online piracy, the United Kingdom could soon impose a best 10 year book for file sharers. The Agenda Economy bill, now on its second annual in Parliament and inching ever closer to acceptable law, seeks to jail online pirates with sentences that would commonly be aloof for hardened criminals.

The Civic Cyber Security Center (NCSC) is exploring the conception of a civic internet filter, according to Ciaran Martin, the head of Britain’s newly-formed cybersecurity agency. While the plan is to use the filter to weed out awful websites and software, for some citizens the mere actuality of a government-controlled firewall raises austere questions.