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Man fined £110 for sending abusive email to Tory MP

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Nicholas Scales sent Stuart Andrew the email after the MP was headbutted by a Labour rival in a Westminster barA man who abused a Tory MP in a crude email after the politician was headbutted by a rival at Westminster was fined £110 and ordered to pay £100 costs yesterday....
Man fined £110 for sending abusive email to Tory MP

What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

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After Tory MP Rob Wilson accidentally linked to hardcore porn on Twitter, we want to know if you've done similarly embarrassing things - I know I have ..."It has caused me some embarrassment" - that's how Rob Wilson, the Conservative MP for Reading East, has described having accidentally tweeted a...
What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

Menshn opens up to UK users and runs into security storm

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Tory MP Louise Mensch's Twitter wannabe network opens for business to UK users, but developers find security flaws in first hoursLouise Mensch's Menshn social network opened in the UK on Sunday – and quickly ran into arguments about how secure it was, and questions about whether its use of cookies...
Menshn opens up to UK users and runs into security storm

Lady Gaga - pop music's Louise Mensch

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Both have set up their own walled gardens in cyberspaceLast year's Lady Gaga album, Born This Way, was one of the most daring pop masterpieces of the modern age but it was, as they say, "strictly for the heads". In Gaga's case these heads were the "Little Monsters" who comprise...
Lady Gaga - pop music's Louise Mensch

Tory MP causes outrage over claims that first-class travel ban is 'infuriating' | Politics | guardian.co.uk

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Tory MP causes outrage over claims that first-class travel ban is 'infuriating' | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Tory MP uses Twitter to threaten 'scumbag' metal thieves who stole from his father's grave

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A Tory MP has used Twitter to threaten a "scumbag" thief who stole a plaque from his father's grave for scrap metal....
Tory MP uses Twitter to threaten 'scumbag' metal thieves who stole from his father's grave

David Cameron: Google must fight spread of online child abuse images

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Internet companies summoned to 'council of war' by prime minister, to battle proliferation of 'sickening' pictures on webDavid Cameron has demanded Google and other web giants do more to rid the internet of child abuse images, warning that lives are being put at risk.The prime minister said he was sickened...
David Cameron: Google must fight spread of online child abuse images

Margaret Hodge asks Google some searching questions

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While the Tories' Euro-drama stumbles on, the chair of the public accounts committee was actually busy achieving somethingCritics of parliament complain it is too slow to engage with topical issues. Nonsense. Barely 12 hours after 114 Tory MPs voted to split their party in a futile gesture over Europe, the...
Margaret Hodge asks Google some searching questions

Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

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Once again, people are pushing for ISPs to apply filters. Such technical 'solutions' approach the problem from the wrong angleThe sight of David Cameron weighing into the "internet porn filters" debate – in a move nicely timed to distract the Conservative press from the uncomfortable news of Tory councillors losing...
Worried about online porn? Don't regulate the net – regulate your kids | Charles Arthur

Internet porn? The Daily Mail isn't always wrong | Michael White

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It gets steamed up about the nanny state and peddles titillating smut, but what about the PM's plan to safeguard children?While some people may have been worrying about Chelsea's European Champions League hopes, or the prospect for elected mayors of how to pay the next gas bill, the Daily Mail...
Internet porn? The Daily Mail isn't always wrong | Michael White

Adam Afriyie, super-rich backbencher, startles MPs with 'PM-in-waiting' bid

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Obscure Tory MP for Windsor - fan of Jeffrey Archer - tagged as leadership stalking horse as others plot to remove CameronTory MPs were tripping over one another this week to pass wry comment on the news that one of their number, who is barely known at Westminster let alone...
Adam Afriyie, super-rich backbencher, startles MPs with 'PM-in-waiting' bid

Freedom of speech: Tweets, twits and liberty | Editorial

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A tweeter's right to make a fool of themselves must be defended to the deathIt is a truth fast learned - a tweet can make a twit. On Friday night, Aidan Burley was tweeting about "multicultural crap"; on Saturday morning, the Tory MP belatedly grasped the popularity of Danny Boyle's...
Freedom of speech: Tweets, twits and liberty | Editorial

Olympics opening ceremony was 'multi-cultural crap', Tory MP tweets

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Conservative MP Aidan Burley, who was sacked as a ministerial aide for attending Nazi-themed stag party, rails against Danny Boyle's work on TwitterDavid Cameron will face pressure to remove the Tory whip from the Conservative MP Aidan Burley after he tweeted that the Olympics opening ceremony was "multi-cultural crap".Burley, who...
Olympics opening ceremony was 'multi-cultural crap', Tory MP tweets

Louise Mensch launches rival to Twitter

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Menshn.com will allow users to debate a subject rather than monitor a stream of often divergent tweetsTory MP Louise Mensch has made a debut as an internet entrepreneur, with the launch of a new social network hoping to win over Twitter addicts "who find Twitter frustrating".Mensch launched the US-only social...
Louise Mensch launches rival to Twitter

It's not Mensch, it's misogyny

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I'll never agree with the controversial Tory MP about the Murdochs, but this sexist abuse goes too farMuch has been written about online misogyny and a whole lot more about Louise Mensch, yet I feel the need to bring you just one example from a veritable treasure trove of abuse...
It's not Mensch, it's misogyny

Google UK privacy manager worked for ICO during Street View probe

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MP to raise matter in parliament after it emerges Stephen McCartney was at watchdog during controversial investigationGoogle's UK privacy manager was a senior official at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) during its much-criticised investigation into Street View, it has emerged.Stephen McCartney joined Google as its London-based privacy policy manager in...
Google UK privacy manager worked for ICO during Street View probe

Conservative conference diary: PM promises to keep things short and tweet

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David Cameron becomes 360th MP to sign up to Twitter despite his earlier claim that 'too many tweets make a twat'• Among David Cameron's game-changing initiatives before his party conference is a decision to start tweeting, the 360th MP to sign up to Twitter. From a man who once said...
Conservative conference diary: PM promises to keep things short and tweet

How many Twitter followers do they really have?

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UK firm develops software to unmask fake Twitter accountsLady Gaga has almost 30 million, Wayne Rooney nearly five million and David Cameron a more-than-respectable two million plus. But how many of their Twitter followers actually exist?A British start-up company has pledged to root out and expose the phantom, fake and...
How many Twitter followers do they really have?

Pornography online: David Cameron to consider 'opt in' plan

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Government to consult with internet service providers on blocking adult material on the internet in the UKThe government is to consider introducing new filters for online pornography, in a move likely to be fiercely resisted by internet service providers.Prime minister David Cameron is expected to consult in the next few...
Pornography online: David Cameron to consider 'opt in' plan

Budget 2012: could this be the year for the UK games industry?

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We chat to Tory MP Justin Tomlinson and TIGA CEO Richard Wilson about the chances of games industry support in this week's budgetRichard Wilson is feeling optimistic. Again. The CEO of video game industry trade body, Tiga, has spent the last three years lobbying parliament for tax credits and other...
Budget 2012: could this be the year for the UK games industry?

Menshn closes as founders fall out

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Louise Mensch and Luke Bozier shut Twitter-like social networking site as working relationship between pair collapsesFormer MP Louise Mensch's would-be rival to Twitter, the social network Menshn, has closed after she and co-founder Luke Bozier fell out.Bozier announced the move on his blog, saying that "Louise and I no longer...
Menshn closes as founders fall out

Alec Shelbrooke: Tory MP red faced after 'Northern Island' Twitter gaffe

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A junior aide was left red-faced today after he mistakenly identified "Northern Ireland" as "Northern Island" on Twitter....
Alec Shelbrooke: Tory MP red faced after 'Northern Island' Twitter gaffe

Louise Mensch: troll abuse 'not Twitter's fault'

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Louise Mensch, the Tory MP, has said Twitter is not to blame for a stream of sexist abuse she received from internet trolls on the social media site....
Louise Mensch: troll abuse 'not Twitter's fault'

Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

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The author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Comrades, I will infiltrate the Bullingdon Club to expose it!"Next, undercover as a Tory MP, "I'm in deeper than I planned," thought Dave.• The Man Who Forgot His Wife,...
Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

Louise Mensch calls Labour MP a sexist

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Former Tory MP demands apology after Austin Mitchell tweets: 'a good wife doesn't disagree with her master in public'A Labour MP has insisted he was simply being ironic when he used Twitter to tell the former Tory MP, Louise Mensch, that a "good wife doesn't disagree with her master in...
Louise Mensch calls Labour MP a sexist

Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit?

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Society formed 40 years ago to protect language against poor spelling and grammar closes because too few people care anymoreThe Queen may be celebrating her jubilee but the Queen's English Society, which has railed against the misuse and deterioration of the English language, is to fold.For 40 years the society...
Queen's English Society says enuf is enough, innit?

Twitter: who do the politicians follow?

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David Cameron has joined Twitter. A quick look at who his fellow politicians are following shows they've all got a lot to learnYou can tell a lot about a politician's priorities from who they deign to follow on Twitter. When David Cameron joined the service on Saturday, he started out following...
Twitter: who do the politicians follow?
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