Two young men have been charged as part of a Metropolitan Police investigation into attacks by the Anonymous online activist group.Christopher Jan Weatherhead, a 20 year-old from Chester, and Ashley Rhodes, a 26 year-old from Kennington in London, have been charged with conspiracy to impair the operation of a computer under the Criminal Law Act 1977, the police force said in a statement on Thursday.
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Twitter, Facebook and RIM have said they welcome the chance to discuss the government's idea of blocking access to social networks and messaging services when riots occur
With RIM's BlackBerry Messenger rumoured to be the mechanism used to orchestrate the riots and looting in London over the last few days, there have been rumours across Twitter about RIM's relationship with UK law enforcement, which RIM answered by stating it would comply with police requests.
The prime minister has said that privacy laws should be examined, after a gagging order failed to prevent the identity of a celebrity with a super-injunction from being revealed online
ACS:Law, a legal firm that sent hundreds of letters to people claiming breaches of copyright law, has failed in an attempt to have default judgements made against eight people it has accused of copyright infringment.Default judgements were not appropriate for such a complex legal case, as they are meant for administrative work, Judge Birss ruled at the London Patents County Court at the beginning of December.
Community action as well as international law enforcement is necessary to police the internet, MP Alun Michael told ZDNet UK at the Infosecurity Europe 2009 event in London
Representatives of government, law enforcement and children's groups have met in London to try and create national approaches to future development of the internet
Yahoo is thwarting police investigations into online sex predators by shutting down all false profiles on their sites - even those of undercover cops, The (London) Times reports. "Everybody using our service, regardless of whether they are law enforcement agencies, has to abide by our terms of service and if they don't we will close them down," said Yahoo.
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UK law enforcement agencies had no involvement in the seizure of the media network's London-based servers, says the government, raising the question of who in fact issued the court order
A second London law firm has thrown its weight behind claims from disgruntled customers who say Amazon.co.
Via Technologies responded this week to Intel's launch of cheaper chipsets with its own low-end solution, the P4X266E, which supports the latest Pentium 4 chips with faster bus speeds. The P4X266E comes with a 533MHz system bus as well as integrated USB 2.0, a high-speed connection for printers and other devices. While Via's Pentium III and earlier Celeron chipsets have been popular with PC makers, the company is currently engaged in a worldwide legal battle with Intel over Pentium 4 products, which has dampened some of the enthusiasm for the company's latest offerings. Intel alleges that Via does not have a license to make Pentium 4-compatible products. Via disputes this but has offered to indemnify PC makers and others who adopt Via's chips. Under patent law, Intel can file claims against companies that incorporate Via's chipsets. ZDNet U.K.'s Matthew Broersma reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet U.K.
Activists at a gathering outside the US Embassy in London this afternoon call for the release of Russian programmer Dmitry Sklyarov
LONDON--Protesters gathered outside the US Embassy in London this afternoon to call for the immediate release of Dmitry Sklyarov, the Russian programmer who was arrested by the FBI for creating software that circumvented the copyright protection mechanism in Adobe's eBook reader. Thirty-three activists arrived an hour late in Grosvenor Square, at 2pm, laden with banners such as "Visit the USA, go to jail".
Robin Bynoe is a senior partner at the London law firm Charles Russell. He specialises in Internet law and continues his monthly column with a second look at the Data Protection Act, which was recently updated.
Robin Bynoe is a senior partner at the London law firm Charles Russel. He specialises in Internet law and continues his monthly column with a second look at the Data Protection Act, which was recently updated.
Robin Bynoe is a senior partner at the London law firm Charles Russel. He specialises in Internet law and begins his monthly column with a look at the Data Protection Act, which was recently updated.