What a surprise: the U.K. government was forced to reveal under Freedom of Information laws more than 1,000 civil servants have 'snooped' on British citizens' private data.
Zack Whittaker reports on the latest technology news from the United Kingdom and Europe, served with buttered crumpets and a side of sarcasm.
Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET and CBS News. He is based in New York City.
RIM is holding on to the niche government market by certifying BlackBerry 7 as fit for government use, while Apple and Google have yet to step up to the mark.
News to know -- May 7-13: A look back at the news from London, the UK and wider Europe, on all the bits that were missed during the week's coverage.
Apple gives in to regulatory pressure by removing any mention of "4G" from its websites, after hundreds of complaints that the iPad 3 will not connect to high-speed networks.
The Queen has officially lifted the lid on plans for the British government to monitor all U.K. Web, email and phone traffic.
The U.K. Parliament will spend upwards of $700,000 on iPads for elected politicians. But the additional charges, from apps to data, may end up costing the British public even more.
The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency was pulled on Wednesday after a DDoS attack. Nobody has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
British ISPs have begun blocking access to The Pirate Bay. The court-issued block only applies to ISPs. There is nothing stopping customers from circumventing the blocks.
The UK's data protection agency ruled in 2010 that Google did not breach UK data laws. But an FCC report may force the UK regulator into reinvestigating the search company.
Another day, another patent fight. Motorola won an injunction against Microsoft's Windows 7 and Xbox consoles, but it won't be enforced immediately.