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David Cameron gets 100,000 Twitter followers days after starting account

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Prime minister defies bookmakers' expectations by reaching target after sending first tweet at the weekendBookmakers will be counting their losses after David Cameron defied their expectations by racking up more than 100,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days.Some firms offered 25-1 odds of the prime minister reaching the...
David Cameron gets 100,000 Twitter followers days after starting account

New Zealand Premier Apologizes to Dotcom

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New Zealand's Prime Minister apologized to Kim Dotcom, founder of file-sharing website Megaupload.com, after an official probe found that he'd been illegally spied upon by government security officials....
New Zealand Premier Apologizes to Dotcom

New Zealand intelligence agency illegally spied on Megaupload

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New Zealand's prime minister called on Monday for an inquiry into illegal spying on individuals connected with the now defunct file-sharing site Megaupload by one of the country's intelligence services....
New Zealand intelligence agency illegally spied on Megaupload

Pakistan bans YouTube amid furor over anti-Islam video

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Prime minister calls the clip "blasphemous," and instructs the Ministry of Information to block access to the video site. [Read more]...
Pakistan bans YouTube amid furor over anti-Islam video

Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

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The government should establish clear guidelines on people's rights to privacy to put a brake on official bodies sharing data Here are two politicians, three years apart, offering the same excuse for the same policy on data sharing:"It's a sign that we have not caught up with the digital age...
Data sharing in Whitehall must be limited by respect for private rights | Guy Herbert

Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times

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The New York Times' description of a cyberespionage campaign waged against the news media company by Chinese hackers demonstrates the importance of assuming criminals will eventually break into a computer system, and the best defense is to detect the intrusion as soon as possible. Last week, The Times disclosed...
Lessons from the hack attack on The New York Times
Hackers claim to leak contents of Israeli Vice PM's Gmail account, including contacts and emails
Wanted For Murder, Antivirus Software Inventor John McAfee, Says Police 'Will Kill Me If They Find Me' (INTC)

Amid riots, Turkish leader calls Twitter a 'curse'

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As riots erupted in Turkey and protestors and government officials took to social media to fire back and forth online, the country's prime minister called Twitter a "curse."...
Amid riots, Turkish leader calls Twitter a 'curse'

Poland Prime Minister Suspends Any Effort To Ratify ACTA; May Kill ACTA In The EU

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This is getting interesting. Following the growing protests about ACTA in Europe, as well as signs of US meddling, Poland's prime minister is making it clear that Poland will not ratify ACTA for the time being, leading to speculation that the EU may not actually join ACTA. Tusk's backtracking could...
Poland Prime Minister Suspends Any Effort To Ratify ACTA; May Kill ACTA In The EU

Is the weather worse under the Coalition government? Visualised

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How does the weather under the Tory/Lib Dem coalition compare to previous administrations?• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIs it possible that David Cameron's Britain is a colder place than Tony Blair's? Or one with less sunshine? Well, maybe.For those who feel that the...
Is the weather worse under the Coalition government? Visualised

Why Do Politicians Continue To Insist That A Magic Button Can Make Porn Disappear Online?

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It appears that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is announcing that any place in the UK that provides WiFi to the public must block porn. This is wasteful and pointless for a variety of reasons. Of course, it's being pushed under the "for the children" banner, but that's rarely true...
Why Do Politicians Continue To Insist That A Magic Button Can Make Porn Disappear Online?

Cameron trialling government app

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Prime Minister David Cameron is trialling a specially-designed mobile app that displays live data about day-to-day government affairs to aid decision-making....
Cameron trialling government app

Brown to compare superfast broadband to invention of electricity

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Prime minister will hail potential to open new interactive form of politics in which citizens develop new relationship with MPsGordon Brown will tomorrow liken the arrival of superfast broadband to the invention of electricity, saying it will save the government billions of pounds and revolutionise the provision of public services.The...
Brown to compare superfast broadband to invention of electricity

Pakistan to unblock YouTube after building content filter

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Country's prime minister said YouTube will be back online after the completion of a filter mechanism, adding the presence of blasphemous content is the only reason why the site is blocked....
Pakistan to unblock YouTube after building content filter
Opt-in Internet porn filter across 4 major UK ISPs humming along nicely

David Cameron uses Twitter and is asked 'Dear Dave, can you do anything about the rain?'

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Twitter is hardly a suitable medium for the Prime Minister, says Bryony Gordon...
David Cameron uses Twitter and is asked 'Dear Dave, can you do anything about the rain?'

The Surreal Life Of A Tech Cofounder: He's One Of The Richest People In His Country And The Prime Minister Knows His Name

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Imagine being on a first-name basis with the leader of your country. That's a threshold Scott Farquhar crossed a few weeks ago and it felt surreal, he told Business Insider. Farquhar is the 32-year-old cofounder of Atlassian, a software company based in Australia. Last month, the country's prime minister, Julia...
The Surreal Life Of A Tech Cofounder: He's One Of The Richest People In His Country And The Prime Minister Knows His Name

What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

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A device with the power to make pets vanish has been hailed as a first step towards invisibility. Tell us where you'd go undetectedScientists have unveiled the latest step towards creating an invisibility cloak. In the quest to be able to make people and objects completely unseen, a new device...
What would you do with an invisibility cloak? | Open thread

VIDEO: Campbell: PM does not 'get' Twitter

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Alastair Campbell claimed David Cameron does not really understand the power of twitter as he looked at the prime minister's new account on the social networking tool....
VIDEO: Campbell: PM does not 'get' Twitter

Pakistan blocks YouTube over 'blasphemous' video

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YouTube has been banned in Pakistan after Google refused to remove a video deemed "blasphemous" from the site. Prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has ordered the Ministry of Information and the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority to block the site, preventing the country's inhabitants from viewing a controversial video mocking the prophet...
Pakistan blocks YouTube over 'blasphemous' video

Can the Brits put handcuffs on online porn?

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A growing movement, supported by the prime minister, is lobbying for online porn to be blocked and opt-in, rather than readily available. Can this possibly come about? [Read more]...
Can the Brits put handcuffs on online porn?

New York Times blocked in China over prime minister report

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The Times wrote a story detailing Wen Jiabao's wealth, and China did not respond favorably. [Read more]...
New York Times blocked in China over prime minister report

Twitter Back Up In Pakistan After An Order From The Prime Minister

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A temporary solution to the drama that unfolded this morning when Twitter was blocked in Pakistan — some believe over representations of the Prophet Mohammed and Twitter’s refusal to block these images; and some believe while it was testing an image filtering service. Whatever it was, the site is now...
Twitter Back Up In Pakistan After An Order From The Prime Minister

The iPad: So Good, You Can Run a Country on it

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A lot of bytes and ink have been spent on whether the iPad is good for anything but games or gently ushering your computer-phobic granny into the digital age. Proof the device is good enough for real business, Norway’s prime minister Jens Stoltenberg reportedly ran his country from an iPad...
The iPad: So Good, You Can Run a Country on it

BBC News - Gordon Brown resigns as UK prime minister #ge2010

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BBC News - Gordon Brown resigns as UK prime minister #ge2010

India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families

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We've seen companies like Microsoft help out low-income people by dropping prices on its hardware and software in the past, and now India's prime minister's allegedly taking a similar approach but with mobile handsets being the focus behind this nice gesture -- and better yet, at no cost whatsoever....
India's prime minister reportedly working on giving free handsets to low-income families

MMR and me | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

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I have a doctorate in physics. My wife has one in chemistry. We have an 11-year-old son, who should have got his MMR jab in 2003A lot has been written about the MMR scare of just over a decade ago. More is being written now because children who were not...
MMR and me | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

New Zealand to probe spying into MegaUpload

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The prime minister calls for an investigation into claims that a government bureau intercepted communications in the MegaUpload case unlawfully. [Read more]...
New Zealand to probe spying into MegaUpload
WikiLeaks founder to run for Australian Senate
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