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Censorship on the internet

Over the years following a mix of the establishment and puritan attitudes the UK has had many State censorship bills/laws.  The latest battleground for those who want censorship and those who do not, is the internet. The government is now imposing upon the ISP’s blocking/content filters, which will be...

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Streaming media – just how legal is it?

Whilst pretty much anyone who uses the internet these days, knows that downloading ‘pirate’ music and films is not the legal thing to do; the good old Swiss now want to raise the game with streaming media also being subject to the same copyright law, and curtailing the streaming...

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Rudolph – GCHQ’s latest program leaked by Snowden

According to the latest leaks obtained from Edward Snowden, GCHQ have been increasingly worried about the huge increase in both electronic traffic to the domain ‘northpole.net’ and old-fashioned ‘letters’, addressed to ‘Santa’ at The North Pole. He produced documents that confirmed that GCHQ has been monitoring the internet traffic from...

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U.S. Tech. Companies call for limits on spying…

Has the ‘worm’ finally turned in the US? Facebook, Google, Apple, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL have sent an open letter in which they state that they believe that government surveillance practices should also be reformed to include substantial enhancements to privacy protections and appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms for...

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Apple rollout virtual stalking in 254 stores

Apple has now rolled out iBeacon to all of it’s 254 US stores. The technology is based on Bluetooth and runs of every device running iOS 7 – iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch, to keep track of where people are in it’s stores. The location technology is used to...

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Have the UK companies created the Skills shortage?

There is a prediction by the EU Commission that the UK will need an additional 500,000 IT professionals by 2015.  Britain must have the right levels, competencies and abilities to compete with both Europe, the fast emerging Asian economies and globally to sustain economic growth. With IT having such...

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