Theresa May unveils UK surveillance measures in wake of Snowden claims

Spy agencies will be able to track everyone’s internet use without warrantUK governments have signed secret orders on data collection for years

Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s election campaigns in 2008 and 2012 in enabling direct engagement with reporters and opinion-makers as well as with voters in communities across the United States

Facebook riot calls earn men four-year jail terms amid sentencing outcry

Sentences handed out in Chester as lawyers and civil rights groups express alarm about 'disproportionate' punishments

PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds

Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a 'Twitter policy'

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