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Who counts Helmand's lost children? | Frank Ledwidge

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It is important to honour the hundreds of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan, but appallingly, we don't even record civilian deathsIt is now exactly six years since the catastrophic British intervention in Helmand. It was in March 2006 that 16 Air Assault Brigade deployed to the province in force. Prior...
Who counts Helmand's lost children? | Frank Ledwidge

SNP activist: Dead British soldiers are 'a bunch of child killers'

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The six British soldiers who died in Afghanistan deserve no sympathy because servicemen are a "bunch of child killers", an SNP activist has said....
SNP activist: Dead British soldiers are 'a bunch of child killers'

Open data can benefit voluntary sector

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Charities can improve interventions and the impact of their work through effective use of open dataThe Nominet Trust team is spending a fair amount of time thinking, investigating and experimenting with open data. The trust's aim is to seek and support new uses of digital technology for social good. We...
Open data can benefit voluntary sector

UK Student Charged For 'Grossly Offensive' Facebook Post

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Just in case anyone needed another reminder that Britain's "Free Speech" laws are more about what's not included than what is, a UK citizen has just been found guilty of "sending a grossly offensive communication," a crime under the Malicious Communications Act of 1988. Azher Ahmed posted a message on...
UK Student Charged For 'Grossly Offensive' Facebook Post

Death slur Facebook man guilty

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A teenager is found guilty of posting an offensive Facebook message about the deaths of six British soldiers in Afghanistan....
Death slur Facebook man guilty

Using Liz Cheny's logic, John Adams the 2nd President of the USA, and founding father, is a terrorist because he provide legal counsel to British soldiers accused of killing five civilians in the Boston Massacre.

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Using Liz Cheny's logic, John Adams the 2nd President of the USA, and founding father, is a terrorist because he provide legal counsel to British soldiers accused of killing five civilians in the Boston Massacre.

UK Continues To Criminalize Bad Taste And Stupidity In Online Postings

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In the wake of the Twitter joke trial fiasco, which saw Paul Chambers dragged through the courts for two years before being acquitted, the UK's Director of Public Prosecutions announced that there should be an "informed debate" about the boundaries of free speech for social media. That really can't happen...
UK Continues To Criminalize Bad Taste And Stupidity In Online Postings

Micro Drones Now Buzzing Around Afghanistan

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British soldiers are testing out tiny 4×1-inch mini surveillance drones throughout Afghanistan. “We used it to look for insurgent firing points and check out exposed areas of the ground before crossing, which is a real asset,” said Sgt. Christopher Petherbridge. The toy-looking Black Hornet Nano can fly for up to...
Micro Drones Now Buzzing Around Afghanistan

Man gets community sentence for Facebook post about dead soldiers

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Azhar Ahmed must do 240 hours of community service after writing on Facebook: 'All soldiers should die and go to hell'A man who posted a Facebook message following the deaths of six British soldiers which said: "All soldiers should die and go to hell" has been sentenced to a community...
Man gets community sentence for Facebook post about dead soldiers

Facebook and Twitter could be asked to better police their networks

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Keir Starmer keen to persuade social media companies to improve moderation after series of online abuse casesThe director of public prosecutions is exploring whether Facebook and Twitter should take more responsibility for policing their networks for abuse and harassment in an attempt to reduce the number of cases coming to...
Facebook and Twitter could be asked to better police their networks

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan

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New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan - and on future operations anywhere else - will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the...
British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan

The golden rule of online behaviour: don't post while sober | Ally Fogg

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Legal clarification of what's unacceptable online is long overdue. Here are some offences that the DPP might want to considerAttempts by the criminal justice system to deal with antisocial networking in recent years have been reminiscent of awkward teenagers stumbling and fumbling their way out of virginity. They have a...
The golden rule of online behaviour: don't post while sober | Ally Fogg

British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan

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New weapons will replace venerable Browning sidearms that MoD says are too slow to fire in case of close-quarter attackBritish troops in Afghanistan - and on future operations anywhere else - will be better able to defend themselves with the help of the first new standard pistol issued to the...
British forces to be equipped with Glock pistols for protection in Afghanistan

Open door: The readers' editor on... claims of excessive coverage of Apple and its products

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Part of the problem in assessing whether Apple gets too much coverage is the passion it provokes in a way that other brands don'tPut simply, the argument is this: the Guardian has been "brainwashed" by Apple to give the company and its products excessive amounts of favourable publicity. This is...
Open door: The readers' editor on... claims of excessive coverage of Apple and its products

Smart fabric for soldier uniform

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British soldiers' uniforms could soon use conductive yarn woven directly into clothing to replace cumbersome batteries and cables....
Smart fabric for soldier uniform

British soldiers viewed all Iraqis as ‘scum’, Baha Mousa inquiry hears « Dr Nasir Khan

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British soldiers viewed all Iraqis as ‘scum’, Baha Mousa inquiry hears « Dr Nasir Khan
Half-ounce surveillance drones taking flight with British soldiers in Afghanistan
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