EU must agree on intercepting Skype to help stop returning militants: report

February 6, 2015 11:22 AM

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU member states must develop a common approach to lawfully intercept services such as Skype to stem the flow of European citizens returning from Syria radicalized and trained, the bloc's agency on judicial cooperation said.

Since the Islamist attacks against satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris last month, security has risen higher on the political agenda and Internet companies have been in the spotlight given militants' use of web-based social networks to spread jihadist propaganda and recruit new members.

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