The Scotsman cartoon: Anti-Terrorism and Security Bill

Illustration: Iain Green
Illustration: Iain Green
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Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.

The Anti-Terrorism and Security Bill will oblige internet service providers (ISPs) to retain information linking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to individual users.

Home Secretary Theresa May said the measure would boost national security - but again complained that Liberal Democrats were blocking further steps.

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