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The UK government has adopted its first two open standards under its plan to shift departments away from proprietary systems.
The U.K. government will follow in the footsteps of the U.S. and create a military unit dedicated to launching counter-attacks against hackers.
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Since the Republicans are trying to tear apart the Republicans, Democrats are being Democrats, and the government's on the verge of shutdown, most of our reporting is international in nature.
Bitcoin brothels are here. Birmingham, UK based escort agency Passion VIP now accepts payments in Bitcoin - making it the world's first.
The big news this week is that there's no big NSA news this week. None. Apple had it's time in the sun and came up with a button that senses fingerprints, the government protects "Likes" and we've got a pile of actual non-NSA news to keep you informed. Sure, there's one lone NSA story, but ain't it a relief that there's just one?
In support of the government's planned default Internet porn filter, UK regulators will ask banks and creditors to cut off business with legal, foreign adult websites for not having "adequate" age checks.
The UK government, O2, Vodafone and EE will test two mobile emergency alert systems that target messages to specific locations.
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You may have noticed that the NSA didn't merit a mention in our headlines this week. That's a milestone that's sure not to last, but let's enjoy the short reprieve while it holds. Meanwhile, in other gov news...
The US is providing Israel with intelligence on US persons, possibly including government officials, without first checking what it is sending, trusting the foreign nation to do the right thing.
It's been another week in the shadowy world of government intrigue and there's yet another Guardian-fueled NSA uproar, this time over encryption. ZDNet's Tom Foremski says it best: it's a secret society that can't keep a secret.
Reports of new Edward Snowden leaks of NSA documents claim that "the agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption" on which we rely on the Internet. Are we defenseless now?
Indications suggest that SSL and other fundamental Internet security technologies have indeed been compromised by the NSA.
By weakening encryption standards, inserting vulnerabilities into vendors' technology, and using supercomputer-backed password crackers, the US and the UK are able to break encryption used to back technologies like SSH, HTTPS, and VPNs.
Last Monday we told you that the NSA spying controversy would be a big thing unless there was another "wardrobe malfunction". That same morning, mainstream media led with stories of Miley Cyrus having a malfunction of a "twerking" nature. Did we not tell you this would happen? VMA trumps NSA. Figures.
Your Internet provider may start recording your online activity if they agree to a new code designed to penalize pirates -- and if record labels have their way.