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Police charge two more Anonymous suspects

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.

September 1, 2011 by

If BBM is helping rioters, RIPA will catch them

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.

August 8, 2011 by

ACS:Law fails in default judgement attempt

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.

December 10, 2010 by

Yahoo deleting profiles of undercover cops

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.

May 22, 2007 by

Via responds to Intel's 845 chipset

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.

May 22, 2002 by

M'Learned Web - Technology and Law in the UK

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.

February 15, 1999 by

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