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UK Report Blames The Internet For Terrorism, Says ISPs Should Take Down Content

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It appears that technologically clueless, reactionary politicians blaming the internet for terrorism and demanding ways to censor content are not just limited to US Senators named Lieberman. Nope, it appears that some elected officials over in the UK have similarly allergic reactions to the internet. The Home Affairs Committee in...
UK Report Blames The Internet For Terrorism, Says ISPs Should Take Down Content

Internet biggest breeding ground for violent extremism, ministers warn

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Websites now pose bigger risk than prisons, says report, prompting call to clamp down on 'unregulated' materialThe internet now plays a part in most, if not all, cases of violent radicalisation and is a more significant recruiting ground than prisons, universities or places of worship, according to report by a...
Internet biggest breeding ground for violent extremism, ministers warn

Cameron rebukes Clegg over secret courts and email monitoring

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Cameron says plans were approved by both Tory and Lib Dem ministers and people should wait to see the detailsDavid Cameron has issued a pointed rebuke to Nick Clegg after the Liberal Democrats raised concerns about controversial government plans to monitor emails and to allow judges to sit in secret...
Cameron rebukes Clegg over secret courts and email monitoring

Internet companies warn over government email surveillance plans

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Firms privately voice concerns that coalition's proposed powers to monitor public email could be misused by autocratic regimesInternet companies have privately warned that the government's plans to monitor email and social media use by the British public could be used by autocratic regimes to justify state surveillance.No internet businesses were...
Internet companies warn over government email surveillance plans

Online privacy: Home Office to write blank cheque for 'snoopers' charter'

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Internet and phone companies will be forced to track email, Twitter, Facebook and other online data under new legislationThe government is to offer a blank cheque to internet and phone firms that will be required to track everyone's email, Twitter, Facebook and other internet use under legislation to be published...
Online privacy: Home Office to write blank cheque for 'snoopers' charter'

Home Office fears Clegg will veto 'snooper's charter'

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Redrafted communications data bill makes concessions on civil liberties but Clegg is still under pressure to block itHome Office ministers fear that the Liberal Democrats may veto the latest version of the so-called "snooper's charter" and are privately warning that Nick Clegg will be taking a major risk at a...
Home Office fears Clegg will veto 'snooper's charter'

How Heathrow became Hell on Earth

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Lines at London's major airport are longer than they've ever been, embarrassing the country just three months before the Olympics. By Katherine Ryder, contributor FORTUNE -- On May 15, the British Parliament held a meeting about Heathrow's border control problem, in a gilded room with oriental rugs and chairs emblazoned...
How Heathrow became Hell on Earth

Man convicted for website offering links to TV and video content

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Anton Vickerman found guilty of conspiracy to defraud through surfthechannel.com in case raising fears for internet freedomA man has been convicted on conspiracy charges relating to his operation of surfthechannel.com, a website offering links to TV and video content.Newcastle crown court heard Anton Vickerman's site had up to 400,000 users...
Man convicted for website offering links to TV and video content

US/UK extradition agreement too one-side, says Keith Vaz

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Vaz says extradition of student Richard O'Dwyer is the most apparent example of the 'one-sided' agreementThe chair of the influential House of Commons home affairs committee, Keith Vaz, has said the extradition of Sheffield student Richard O'Dwyer is the most apparent example of the "one-sided" UK/US extradition agreement which "did...
US/UK extradition agreement too one-side, says Keith Vaz

Richard O'Dwyer supporters buoyed by Gary McKinnon case

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Chair of home affairs committee says he expects Theresa May to reconsider extradition case of TVShack website creatorImmediately after Theresa May announced the withdrawal of Gary McKinnon's extradition order, Keith Vaz, the chairman of the Commons home affairs committee, said: "And we expect her to exercise her discretion to allow...
Richard O'Dwyer supporters buoyed by Gary McKinnon case

Shorter cuts: news doesn't get any smaller

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The battle of the Steve Jobs biopics, Mick Jagger's appreciation of Boris Johnson and a kids' tribute to the Beastie BoysHotline to the stars Russell Brand is clearly ancient history. Keith Vaz, starstruck chair of the Commons home affairs committee, is now planning to speak to Joan Collins about her...
Shorter cuts: news doesn't get any smaller

Richard O'Dwyer petition hits 160,000 signatures

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Petition launched by founder of Wikipedia objecting to extradition of internet whiz gains support the world overA petition launched by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to halt the extradition to the US of Sheffield Hallam student Richard O'Dwyer has garnered 160,000 signatures in less than five days.O'Dwyer, 24, faces up to...
Richard O'Dwyer petition hits 160,000 signatures
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