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Londoner gets two years for Facebook riot posts

An Islington man who set up a Facebook group encouraging others to take part in the London riots in August has been sentenced to serve two years in a young offenders institute.Terry Balson set up a Facebook group encouraging others to take part in the London riots.

May 9, 2012 by

Met Police to use 1980s software for Olympics control

The Metropolitan Police will use 1980s software to police the Olympics that was inadequate to give a picture of unfolding events during the August 2011 riots, according to a police report.The MetOps messaging and recording software, part of the Met's command and control system from the 1980s, is "not designed for dynamic incident management", according to a report published by the Met on Wednesday.

March 15, 2012 by

Hague: UK was 'not hypocritical' over social media

The UK government was 'not hypocritical' in considering restricting the use of social media during the London riots, yet praising the Arab Spring movements, according to foreign secretary William Hague.The UK government will not restrict or shut down social media such as Twitter during UK civil unrest, Hague told ZDNet UK on Wednesday.

November 3, 2011 by

Cameron calls for internet openness

Governments should not crack down on internet freedoms in the name of security, according to prime minister David Cameron.Cameron, who considered turning off social networks during the recent London riots, cautioned governments about using repressive measures to limit the flow of online information.

November 1, 2011 by

Book review: Tackling Tumblr

Tumblr might be the biggest social network you've never heard of. You might well have come across Tumblr in the wake of the London riots, as it was used for a popular blog showcasing images of rioters amusingly-photoshopped to show them clutching stuffed toys or wearing Justin Bieber T shirts.

August 30, 2011

Government climbs down on social-network blocking

The Home Office has pulled back on plans to introduce blocking of social networks during civil unrest, as promised by prime minister David Cameron in the wake of riots earlier in August.A meeting on Thursday between home secretary Theresa May and Twitter, Facebook, Research In Motion and police bodies stayed away from calling on the companies to restrict or block their services.

August 25, 2011 by

UK backs down on social media ban

The UK government has backed down on plans to restrict or limit social media use in "times of crisis", in a meeting responding to England riots earlier this month.

August 25, 2011

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