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.
The company has presented three handsets at the Nokia World event in London, promising to revolutionise user experience with new features and displays
HTC held a big event in London today to announce the new HTC Hero Google Android device running with their new HTC Sense user interface. The Hero is a sleek looking Google Android device that appears similar to the HTC Magic with a slimmer form factor that still incorporates that distinctive "chin". The HTC Sense UI integrates methods of communication to improve the end user experience and is a UI that will be incorporated across HTC devices in the future. HTC and Adobe also announced that Flash Player 10 will be integrated in the Hero.
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
Just back from Microsoft's London Internet Explorer 8 beta 2 briefing, held in the very nice Soho Hotel in the heart of London's West End. It was a valuable experience, and one that had everyone talking afterwards.
The government is implementing news laws all the time in order to find ways to generate tax revenue, with little factual evidence backing up or validating the laws. I live in Washington State and tomorrow our second hands-free law of the year begins. Back on 1 January of this year a complete ban on text messaging while driving was started. This one actually is fine with me since text messaging while driving is just plain dumb and since it seems that every teen text messages, with little driving experience, hopefully this prevents them from causing accidents. The law going into effect tomorrow, 1 July 2008, prohibits people from holding their cell phone to their ear while making and receiving calls. You can use a wireless Bluetooth, wired headset and just turn on and use your speakerphone capability.
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
Due to a shortage of senior engineers with 'world-class experience' in Australia, the search giant is directing recruitment efforts to London to tempt ex-pats home
You may experience mild discomfortThe extremist "free market" crowd wants to toss hundreds of years of common and public law in the toilet so a few near-monopolies can maximize their profits and minimize your choices. Should you care?
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.
Overlapping measures prescribe new rules for government agencies and private firms that experience break-ins. Will they become law?
What started as a new media learning experience is rapidly turning into an education in copyright law.
Signs networking deal with Fibernet...
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 new scheme from the London Internet Exchange aims to help British Internet users to enjoy a better surfing experience
Wednesday 29/10/2003Good to see that the old school high fidelity audio loony is still alive and well. A story in New Scientist, backed up by a pal's personal experience, mentions a recent hi-fi show in London.