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Government spending by department, 2011-12: get the data

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Government spending by department is under the microscope. Find out how Whitehall spends your money - and download our wallchart for yourselfLosers | Winners | Summary for each department• Download this graphic as a PDF• Interactive guide• Download the 2011-12 data• Last year's data• More data journalism and data visualisations...
Government spending by department, 2011-12: get the data

Britain is at the forefront of the open data revolution | Nigel Shadbolt

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The open data white paper commits to an extent and detail of information that is unprecedented, and will lead to real changeThe government's newly published white paper on open data makes a number of commitments that if carried through will keep the UK at the forefront of a recent and...
Britain is at the forefront of the open data revolution | Nigel Shadbolt

7 questions for London Tech City CEO Eric van der Kleij

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Over the last few years, London has become an increasingly important startup hub — one of the most vibrant and busy in Europe. But a little over a year ago, what had been an informal network of companies based around the city’s East End was turned into something more official...
7 questions for London Tech City CEO Eric van der Kleij

UK government investigates in-app purchases in games

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A United Kingdom government department has launched an investigation into in-app purchases aimed at children. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is attempting to find out if the methods used by developers to encourage children into performing the purchases are "misleading, commercially aggressive, or otherwise unfair."...    ...
UK government investigates in-app purchases in games

Law Professor Questions The Absurd Secrecy Around The TPP Agreement

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I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by law professor David Levine for his radio show/podcast, Hearsay Culture. The episode has aired on the radio, and I believe it will go up as a podcast soon as well. However, he's also written a fantastic article summarizing the absurdity of...
Law Professor Questions The Absurd Secrecy Around The TPP Agreement
The DOJ Just Trolled the ACLU By Sending Them a Completely Blacked Out FOIA Request

Fiber broadband finally heads for the British countryside

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The British countryside may be known for various bucolic charms, but high-speed connectivity is most definitely not a thing there. That’s about to change, though – the UK government has just been given the green light for a huge release of public funds aimed at getting rural areas fibered up....
Fiber broadband finally heads for the British countryside

Meet the man who turned David Cameron onto open data

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Interview: If you're not in Downing Street you may never have heard of Rohan Silva. But this key advisor to Britain's Prime Minister is also responsible for helping create Britain's transparent open data regime. As he prepares to leave Westminster, this is his first full interview"We will unleash a tsunami...
Meet the man who turned David Cameron onto open data

File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

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Following ineffective anti-piracy campaigns and continued displays of resilience by file-sharing sites, the emphasis of copyright enforcement has switched towards ‘educating’ the end user in recent years. These so-called “strike” programs are continuing to spread and recently landed on U.S. shores. While they are supposedly educational in nature, there is...
File-Sharers Will Not Be Held Liable For Piracy, Russia Says

Microsoft accused of trying to secretly influence government consultation

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Cabinet Office removes facilitator of free software discussions who was also advising tech giantMicrosoft is accused of trying to exert clandestine influence on a UK government consultation which could slash the software giant's £700m income from the UK's public sector.The Cabinet Office has thrown out one "independent" expert who had...
Microsoft accused of trying to secretly influence government consultation

The cost of government: what does the new transactions data really tell us?

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How much does it cost the government to process a passport application or a driving license? Well, now we know. Kind ofBy department | Cost of transactions• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWe all interact with the government almost every day, often in tiny...
The cost of government: what does the new transactions data really tell us?

UK Ministry of Defence to auction excess radio spectrum in 2014, likely helping to boost 4G networks

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The UK’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) has said it will auction off 200MHz of its excess radio spectrum, providing operators and other companies the opportunity to extend their 4G networks and other wireless services in the UK from 2014, Cellular News reports. The auction is the first of its kind...
UK Ministry of Defence to auction excess radio spectrum in 2014, likely helping to boost 4G networks

Beware the rip-off NHS Direct phone numbers

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A Google search points you straight to a website and a phone number which will cost at least £1.53 to callIs this the most breathtakingly cynical business around? Some quite literally sick-minded individuals have thought up a way of cashing in on people who have fallen ill and urgently want...
Beware the rip-off NHS Direct phone numbers
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