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U.K. Politician Theresa May Voted 'Internet Villain of the Year'

Theresa May faces backlash over "Snooper's Charter"
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Theresa May, the U.K.’s Home Secretary, has been handed the title of the Web’s No. 1 villain. She was picked by a lobbying group representing Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., AOL Inc. and Internet-service providers in Britain.

At its yearly awards dinner in London, the Internet Service Providers’ Association accused the politician of seeking to expand Britain’s Web surveillance powers “without yet fully consulting with industry and civil society.”