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Panama money laundering leak totalled 2.6 terabytes of data

In what is being hailed by many as the biggest leak of confidential, incriminating data in the history of whistleblowing, more than 2.6 terabytes of data were handed over to journalists as part of the Panama Papers release. Pointing the finger of corruption at everyone from Vladimir Putin to the …

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Investigatory Powers Bill re-drafted, more of the same

Yesterday saw the British government publish the latest draft of the Investigatory Powers Bill and though it promised to take into consideration the three committees that have attacked it, addressing their 100+ concerns, it hasn’t. In many cases it has ignored major problems raised by various parliamentary bodies and has …

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Downing street too close to tech-firms claim critics

Criticism of the recent government deal struck with Google over back-tax that saw it pay just £130 million of an estimated £2 billion in missing payments, is growing. Now several politicians and industry heads are claiming that Google and other tech firms enjoy far too cosy a relationship with the …

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Apple voices more concerns for Investigatory Powers Bill

Apple has once again raised concerns about the British government’s plans to introduce the Investigatory Powers Bill, waiting until the final moments of the public consultation to submit its eight page brief on its problems with the snooping act. It joins a number of consumer groups and other tech firms …

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UK public bodies leaked confidential information 150+ times

Striking another blow against the idea that if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear from government surveillance this week, is the news that public bodies including the NHS, government departments, police and local councils, have leaked data unsuspectingly over 150 times in the past six years. …

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UK Government to introduce new hate-group laws

Being a member of a group that is classified as one that encourages ‘radicalisation’ or spouts hate-speech, could lead to the very meeting of such an organisation made illegal, under new laws announced by the re-elected Conservative government. Promised by Theresa May and David Cameron before the election, cracking down …

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If British MPs were Hearthstone cards

With the election upon us today, no doubt many of you are slipping off at lunch or after work to register your support for your MP of choice. While there have been many memes and gags to support and decry just about all of them in the past few weeks …

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Parliamentary office claims banning encryption ‘not acceptable’

Despite current British Prime Minister David Cameron’s insistence that he wants to see more Chinese filters affecting the UK’s internet and his announcement that if re-elected he would ban effective encryption, the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology has published a report which suggests that doing so would be “not …

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PM David Cameron visits Train sim developer

Dovetail Games, the developer behind the true DLC monster that is the Train Simulator series of games, had a special visitor yesterday: British Prime Minister David Cameron. While there, he praised the company’s efforts in developing new business for the UK and used the trip as a platform to announce his …

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David Cameron to ban effective encryption if re-elected

David Cameron has had a hard on for banning things online for years now. His big focus in 2013-14 was certain types of pornography, which ultimately led to mandatory filters on new broadband accounts and the banning of such innocuous actions in British porn production as face-sitting and female ejaculation. But …

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Nick Clegg to attack ‘Snooper’s Charter’

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg is set to outline his and his party’s continued distaste for the nicknamed, “Snooper’s Charter,” after PM David Cameron announced that last week’s terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine was a sign we needed greater digital security. The “Snooper’s Charter,” or …

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Cameron gunning for Paedophiles with new laws

The British government has taken time out from its ban on female ejaculation and face-sitting in porn, to targeting legitimate sexual crime on the Deep Web, with PM David Cameron announcing new legislation to target those that solicit images from children and a new initiative to go after those that …

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UK government continues to crack down on porn sales

Showing just how out of touch it is with the state of pornography, the British government is set to further limit how it can be sold in the UK, with new legislation set to come into play on the 1st December. It’s called the Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 act and …

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Cameron and co push corporate agenda over sovereign state

One of the most potentially dangerous pieces of hidden legislation ever pushed by politicians, is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). If it were ever written into EU and US law, it would allow corporations to sue the government for the loss of future profits due to legislative or other changes. While technically …

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Dear Mr Cameron: We don’t want porn filters

Dear Mr Cameron, Since you seem to have ignored my much more informal efforts to get you to change your mind over your plans to filter and censor British internet in the name of saving children from the evils of pornography, I thought I’d try a more formal tactic; so I …

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‘Department of Dirty’ parody mocks Porn Filters

The Open Rights Group has launched a new campaign of mockery aimed squarely at David Cameron’s porn filters, with a video promoting its “Department of Dirty.” In the fictional – but not far off – world portrayed, accessing anything remotely sounding like adult material is much harder and much more …

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Nobody wants Cameron’s porn filters

It seems like I’m not the only one that doesn’t want David Cameron censoring the web with his China sponsored pornography filters, as when it comes to new users opting out of them, almost everyone is doing so. In fact, the numbers of people agreeing to the filters are in …

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Don’t forget the UK rushed through the DRIP snooping law

Do you know what the government hopes the most about its recently rushed through DRIP legislation? That you’ll forget about it. For those that don’t know, DRIP, or the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers law, is a bill that was pushed through last week that forces ISPs and in-fact any …

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Parliament rushes through snooping laws after EU rights ruling

The British government is rushing through a new set of laws to allow intelligence agencies like GCHQ and ISPs, to continue legally collecting meta-data on phone calls and digital communications, and in some cases the content of those conversations, in the wake of the EU ruling data retention as a human rights …

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UK government admits it blocked the wrong sites

David Cameron spent a lot of time last year talking up the porn filters he wants UK ISPs to ‘voluntarily’ implement and praising Chinese censorship firms like Huawei who he’s been welcoming with open arms, but when they began being implemented, as detractors pointed out before hand, they ended up …

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David Cameron wants the news to stop talking about Snowden

Barack Obama might have been pretty non-committal in his response to the Edward Snowden leaks about NSA and GCHQ spying on native and international citizens, but David Cameron has shrugged them off, suggesting that they shouldn’t be a surprise to everyone, since TV detective shows are always using potentially illegal spying …

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BT’s new porn filter to block proxies too

If you ever needed an incentive to vote with your wallet on censorship, now’s the time to do it. BT has one of those filters that David Cameron loves to much and it’s live now, so if you’re an existing BT customer, your internet experience is set to be censored …

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Huawei denies spying for the Chinese goverment

Huawei has been the centre of discussion recently, we already know that the British ISP TalkTalk use the company to maintain its filters and that both the ISP and Huawei can add or remove sites from the filter as they see fit. Recently David Cameron praised the company’s filtering system in …

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Hate the porn filters? Here’s how you can help

We’ve had a lot of feedback on this porn filtering business. While a few of you have showed some support for the idea of protecting the lil’ ones, the vast majority of you don’t want them to be implemented at all. Fortunately, you’re not the only ones as several thousand …

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