British gov't plans new action to clamp down on acid attacks

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Repeatedly viewing terrorist material online will result in 15 years behind bars under new anti-radicalisation proposals put forward by United Kingdom home secretary Amber Rudd.

The new plan is being introduced following a number of major terror attacks on British shores in the past 12 months, including several in the heart of London. So today, I am also announcing a new offense to prevent the sale of acids to under 18s.

Sulphuric acid is also used to manufacture some types of homemade explosives, she added.

They included a suicide bombing at a Manchester concert venue, and two attacks on two London bridges by militants who mowed down pedestrians in vehicles before stabbing further victims.

'Acid attacks are absolutely revolting, ' Home Secretary Rudd told party activists at the Conservative Party Conference in the northern English city of Manchester.

The actions will ban anyone under the age of 18 from purchasing the substance and prevent individuals from carrying sulfuric acid in public if they don't have a "good reason", she said.

'This is how we will help make our communities safer as crime changes, ' said the home secretary.

The Home Secretary revealed plans for the ban as the United Kingdom experiences a spike in acid attacks.

The new software follows "an exponential surge in the volume of child sexual abuse referrals", she said.

She pledged spending of £600,000 on technology which processes thousands of online pictures a second and will remove pornographic images of children at an unprecedented rate.

New laws will close the loophole which now allows under-18s to buy knives online and the possession of deadly weapons such as flick knives and zombie knives will be outlawed.

"So even if every internet company that we represent said "ok we are turning off encryption" you are just weakening the security for everybody in this room but that math, that technology still exists for others to use on other platforms". Our question to them will be "if not, why not".

She also suggested the public is not interested in its communications being private, implying that therefore tech giants should not use the technology - attracting equal parts criticism and ridicule from privacy rights groups and security experts alike. And I will demand very clear answers'.

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