The Independent website.... I am getting sick of this lot prying into everyones lives, next it will be CCTV in our homes. "Now 'Big Brother' targets Facebook Minister wants government database to monitor social networking sites By Nigel Morris, deputy political editor Wednesday, 25 March 2009 "Millions of Britons who use social networking sites such as Facebook could soon have their every move monitored by the Government and saved on a "Big Brother" database. Ministers faced a civil liberties outcry last night over the plans, with accusations of excessive snooping on the private lives of law-abiding citizens. The idea to police MySpace, Bebo and Facebook comes on top of plans to store information about every phone call, email and internet visit made by everyone in the United Kingdom. Almost half the British population â some 25 million people â are thought to use social networking sites. There are already proposals under a European Union directive â dating back to after the 7 July 2005 bombs â for emails and internet usage to be monitored and added to a planned database to track terror plots. "