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My son Gary McKinnon has won justice at last | Janis Sharp

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Theresa May's decision not to extradite Gary to the US on computer hacking charges is a victory for common senseSo finally the battle is over and we have won. Theresa May has announced that my son, Gary McKinnon, will not be extradited. It is difficult to express what all this...
My son Gary McKinnon has won justice at last | Janis Sharp

Spare Rib: Rosie Boycott joins team relaunching feminist magazine

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Boycott to be part of group working on 27 May online relaunch of title she co-founded, with print version planned for the autumnSpare Rib co-founder Rosie Boycott has joined the team planning to relaunch the 70s radical feminist magazine online and in print later this year.Boycott, who co-founded the title...
Spare Rib: Rosie Boycott joins team relaunching feminist magazine

PocketShop: One-hour grocery deliveries come to the UK

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A new UK startup is bringing one-hour grocery deliveries to the UK. PocketShop has opened up to initially serve a handful of postcodes in north London, but plans to expand to cover the whole of the city by the end of the summer. Super-fast delivery of essential provisions is becoming...
PocketShop: One-hour grocery deliveries come to the UK

U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

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A man who admitted to accessing U.S. government computers in search of UFOs won't be stepping foot on American soil any time soon. U.K. Home Secretary Theresa May ruled early Tuesday that computer hacker Gary McKinnon won't be extradited to the United States, The Associated Press tweeted. Before today's decision,...
U.K. Vetoes Extradition Of Legendary Hacker To The US

Local newspapers' crisis: how we created 'a digital town square'

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Today's extract from What do we mean by local?* is by Tom O'Brien, co-founder and editor of the north London-based website, MyMuswell.Its genesis was the 2011 riots, he explains, because nothing was being reported about buildings being attacked in Muswell Hill. He and a friend wondered why, and then they...
Local newspapers' crisis: how we created 'a digital town square'

Alt-J clinch 20th anniversary Mercury prize

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Indie act rewarded for album An Awesome Wave at award ceremony at Camden's Roundhouse With a hip new venue, a young enthusiastic host and a 20th birthday to celebrate, it was fitting that the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury prize went to a debut album feted for its innovative sound.Indie...
Alt-J clinch 20th anniversary Mercury prize

Oldest surviving unrestored Mini to be auctioned

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Car enthusiasts expected to bid up to £15,000 for Austin Mini Se7en De Luxe when it goes under the hammer at BonhamsTo the untrained eye it looks like the sort of rust bucket not even the most optimistic secondhand car dealer would dare to offer for sale.But car enthusiasts are...
Oldest surviving unrestored Mini to be auctioned

Amazon's 10 metres of Christmas wrapping is testimony to elfin safety

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Writer who ordered a Christmas book for her son was surprised at generosity of paperback's packagingAmazon's packaging elves have been accused of displaying a slight tendency towards over-zealousness after a slim children's book bought as a Christmas present was delivered swaddled in 30ft of brown paper and squashed into a...
Amazon's 10 metres of Christmas wrapping is testimony to elfin safety

Gary McKinnon: how unknown hacker sparked political and diplomatic storm

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More than a decade after he broke into US defence sites, the Briton's case has rewritten the law on extraditionIn 2001, Gary McKinnon was an unknown computer nerd hunched over a screen in a north London bedroom, scrolling through US defence sites for information about UFOs. On Tuesday, the 46-year-old,...
Gary McKinnon: how unknown hacker sparked political and diplomatic storm

Baby Hashtag: has the search for original names gone too far?

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A new mum has reportedly called her baby after the ubiquitous Twitter symbol. She may well live to regret her rash choice ...It may be a joke or a hoax but one new mum has apparently announced on Facebook that her newborn baby girl is called Hashtag.This name, an apparent...
Baby Hashtag: has the search for original names gone too far?

Suspected far-right extremists arrested across England

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Five men linked to English Defence League splinter group detained over race-hate material posted onlineFive suspected far-right extremists have been arrested by counter-terror detectives after race-hate material was posted online.They are being held after raids by the north-east counter terrorism unit in North Tyneside, County Durham, Merseyside, Barnsley and London.A...
Suspected far-right extremists arrested across England

Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

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A smartphone app for booking minicabs safely is a software engineering student's startup business ideaName Safer MinicabsFounder Jayesh HiraniCompany started March 2011 (service launched October 2011)Number of employees 2Based Wembley, north LondonWhat's the big idea?As the name suggests, Safer Minicabs is a smartphone app for booking minicabs safely. It aims...
Safer Minicabs – Small business, big idea

The Joy of Six: big derby wins | Scott Murray

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Remembering occasions when teams have put the hurt on their biggest rivals, from the north-east to north London, via GlasgowThis week's Joy of Six also includes special 'Bizarro JoS' entries, in what is probably a futile attempt to stave off wild, hot-faced and tearful accusations of bias1) Manchester United 4–1...
The Joy of Six: big derby wins | Scott Murray

Bouncepad – Small business, big idea

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Kiosks for tablet computers in locations such as shops, museums and hotels offer customers an interactive experienceName BouncepadFounder Tobi Schneidler with Tom Ballhatchet and Solon SassonCompany started January 2011Number of employees 8Based Kentish Town, north LondonWhat's the big idea?Bouncepad makes kiosks for tablet computers that allow organisations to install iPads...
Bouncepad – Small business, big idea

Computer-mad children turn to volunteers to fill schools IT gap

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Tech bosses have decried the poor IT content in the national curriculum, but here and abroad, mentors from the industry (and kids) are doing it for themselvesWhen David Jay became frustrated by his inability to find out what was on the school lunch menu, he took action in the way...
Computer-mad children turn to volunteers to fill schools IT gap

Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

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Physical book sales fell £74m last year, but contraction of the market slowed despite the recession and rise of ebooksPrint book sales fell by almost £74m last year, reaching a nine-year low - but the decline is less than it was in 2011, and experts believe physical books still "hold...
Printed book sales' decline slowed in 2012

Data roaming cap that fits only in the EU

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Holidaymakers should not be lulled into a false sense of security by new data roaming limits - outside the EU charges are heftyHolidaymakers using their mobile phones in the European Union no longer need to fear sky-high bills on their return, thanks to a new cap on roaming charges which...
Data roaming cap that fits only in the EU

Harry Redknapp concedes title but remains confident of finishing third

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• Tottenham manager wants reaction against Manchester United• Scott Parker suspended but Gareth Bale set to playHarry Redknapp has conceded Tottenham Hotspur's chances of winning the Premier League title following last week's collapse in the north London derby but feels confident his side can hold on to third place and...
Harry Redknapp concedes title but remains confident of finishing third

Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

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Plus IT hassles over council tax, Zenbook's zen-like teardown, why you should stop publishing web pages and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamIT firms fear council tax benefit collapse >> 24dash.comMeanwhile, back in the back office... The cabinet member...
Boot up: Apple's fingerprint buy, Toshiba's RT bust, RIM woos carriers and more

Friends Reunited pins hopes on nostalgia

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School's out for site once valued at £175m: now it wants people to collect and share their most cherished momentsWhen Friends Reunited was launched in 2000, Mark Zuckerberg was writing software programs in high school and tweeting was strictly for the birds.The school reunion site, set up by husband-and-wife Steve...
Friends Reunited pins hopes on nostalgia

iPad recycling 'is multibillion-pound opportunity for UK firms'

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Government announces support for recycling businesses as billions of pounds worth of rare metals go to waste in UKBritish businesses are failing to take advantage of the massive opportunity presented by taking apart iPads, smartphones and other consumer goods to recover and recycle rare metals.The value of the precious metals,...
iPad recycling 'is multibillion-pound opportunity for UK firms'

Operation Tuleta: seventh man arrested in computer hacking investigation

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Man arrested at 6.30am by Scotland Yard detectives at his home in north LondonA man has been arrested in north London by police from Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta investigation into computer hacking.The Metropolitan police said the man was held at his home at 6.30am on Thursday, but did not give...
Operation Tuleta: seventh man arrested in computer hacking investigation

Gary McKinnon extradition: government to announce its verdict

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Home secretary to announce whether British computer hacker will be sent to stand trial in USTheresa May will make a Commons statement on Tuesday on whether the computer hacker Gary McKinnon will be sent to the US to stand trial after a 11-year legal battle.The home secretary is also expected...
Gary McKinnon extradition: government to announce its verdict

Gary McKinnon hacking prosecution called 'ridiculous' by US defence expert

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Hackers like McKinnon should be recruited, not prosecuted, if the US wants to dominate cyber warfare, one expert saysA US government adviser on cyber warfare has criticised the efforts to extradite the computer hacker Gary McKinnon from Britain, saying such people should be embraced rather than prosecuted.John Arquilla, a professor...
Gary McKinnon hacking prosecution called 'ridiculous' by US defence expert

Gary McKinnon timeline: events leading up to extradition decision

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Key events in the case of the 'biggest military computer hack of all time', as Briton waits to hear if he will be extradited to the USBritish computer hacker Gary McKinnon has been living under the threat of extradition and prosecution in the US for more than 10 years.Here is...
Gary McKinnon timeline: events leading up to extradition decision

Gary McKinnon is no enemy of the state | Duncan Campbell

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Theresa May should take the chance to halt Gary McKinnon's extradition to the US once and for allA final decision on whether computer hacker Gary McKinnon is to be extradited to the United States is now imminent. Behind the scenes, a battle is apparently under way between politicians and officials...
Gary McKinnon is no enemy of the state | Duncan Campbell

Mobile phone fraudsters leave victims paying for multiple contracts

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Fake IDs and lax security checks are letting criminals bag £500 smartphones, leaving victims being chased for the billA special Money investigation this week reveals the extraordinary ease with which fraudsters are stealing basic personal details and mocking up fake proofs of ID - not to steal from your bank...
Mobile phone fraudsters leave victims paying for multiple contracts

Gary McKinnon not at suicide risk, says psychologist

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Assessment differs from earlier advice and finds alleged hacker no longer poses a serious suicide risk if extradited to USAlleged hacker Gary McKinnon would no longer pose a serious suicide risk if extradited to the US, a senior psychologist has determined.Professor Declan Murphy, of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College,...
Gary McKinnon not at suicide risk, says psychologist

Festival of goals, goals and more goals at top of Premier League | Dominic Fifield

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Is tiredness to blame for a frenzy of scoring among the top five? Is it brilliance or incompetence? Don't complain – just enjoy itThe quintet of managers at the Premier League's pinnacle merely offered a collective scratching of heads at the apparent anomaly. Sir Alex Ferguson could only describe the...
Festival of goals, goals and more goals at top of Premier League | Dominic Fifield

Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met

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Scotland Yard refers fresh racism allegation to police complaints watchdogScotland Yard is facing a new case of alleged police racism after a black firefighter who tried to assist officers while off duty claimed he was targeted because of his skin colour, abused, assaulted and shot with a stun gun.The complaint...
Black fireman says he was abused and Tasered by Met
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