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UK police slammed for using anti-terror laws to uncover secret sources
British police have come under heavy criticism from MPs and journalists, who accuse them of using controversial laws to identify anonymous sources, despite such communications being ‘privileged’ and protected under common law.

31.10.2014 10:31

Hungary axes internet tax after mass protests
The Hungarian government has shelved a proposed tax on internet traffic after mass protests gripped Budapest. Earlier they suggested capping it, but this half-measure didn't appease the protesters.

31.10.2014 10:21

FBI pushing for new domestic and global internet hacking powers
In a move that watchdog groups are calling an unconstitutional power grab, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly looking to rewrite the espionage rulebook, giving it the authority to hack into computers at home and abroad.

30.10.2014 14:22

Bypassing encryption: Italian firm ‘sells global spyware to police, govts’
The latest encryption measures adopted by Google and Apple to beef up users’ security seem futile in light of firms like Hacking Team, which are offering software that allows authorities to bypass encryptions on personal devices, The Intercept reported.

31.10.2014 04:06

Spain passes ‘Google tax’ law forcing internet giant to pay news sites
Spain has passed a law giving media organizations the power to charge Google for using their news content in its products, such as in Google News. The outraged internet giant said it thinks its service actually promotes the news websites it uses.

31.10.2014 00:37

#CheckYourPrivilege satire: White man walks NYC streets for 10 hrs, gets job offers
Men are the perpetrators of street harassment, but what happens when a white male walks down the street? What do people say who call out to him? In a new parody video, comedy site Funny or Die sought to find out.

30.10.2014 20:22

Green Party beats Lib Dems in poll, gets rejected from BBC debates
More Britons would vote for the Green Party than the Liberal Democrats, a new YouGov poll has shown. The result has intensified calls for the environmentalist party to be included in TV debates ahead of next year’s general election.

30.10.2014 16:06

Fraudsters stole $2 mn in Instagram paycheck selfies scam
A group of 25 people in Minnesota allegedly engaged in a conspiracy to cash counterfeit checks using bank information taken from Instagram photos with the hashtag #myfirstpaycheck, among other methods, federal prosecutors said.

30.10.2014 14:24

Pirate bay founder Anakata gets 3.5 years jail term over massive hack
The founder of the Pirate Bay torrent site has been sentenced to three and half years in jail in “the largest hacking case to date.” Swede, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, and his Danish accomplice were accused of hacking and accessing confidential information.

30.10.2014 15:45

​Guy takes selfie with bear, America copies, then discovers original was fake
A terrifying selfie with a bear, taken by a backpacker, has seen the US go nuts over the dangerous pastime, snapping and Instagramming their own brushes with death. The one thing they didn’t know? The original selfie wasn’t even real.

30.10.2014 12:22

‘US intelligence needs prosecutions to get more budget dollars’
There is competition among 17 US intelligence agencies - they catch people whether it is within the law or not to get part of the multi-billion ‘black budget,’ George Mapp, an investigative journalist, said on RT’s In the Now show.

30.10.2014 10:18

Millions of Samsung phones may be remotely locked by hackers
A flaw discovered in Samsung’s Find My Mobile service leaves a massive number of devices vulnerable to attack. The company admits that intruders could connect to smartphones remotely, unlock them, and change their PIN codes.

30.10.2014 05:04

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