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Inside GCHQ: Cameras Given Access For the First Time

For the first time ever, GCHQ, the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters, Britain’s equivalent of the NSA, has allowed members of the media access to its ...

January 17, 2015 at 11:55 pm by

Gmail Has Been Blocked in China

Google’s popular email service, Gmail, has finally been blocked in China. GreatFire.org says that China’s ‘Great Firewall’ had finally kept citizens ...

December 29, 2014 at 6:16 pm by

PS4 and Vita To Go on Sale in China

From 11th January, the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita will finally go on sale in China. The news is significant as they are some of the first Western consoles to go on sale in ...

December 11, 2014 at 10:17 pm by

Kim Dotcom to Bring Internet Party to US

Kim Dotcom has announced that his political party will be launching in the US next year. The Internet Party has existed in Kim’s native New Zealand for a while now, but ...

December 3, 2014 at 1:41 am by

Kim Dotcom Cleared Following Bail Hearing, Questioned on Video Games

Kim Dotcom, of Megaupload fame, has walked away from his bail hearing after being cleared. He has been on bail since February 2012, and has faced allegations of breaching his ...

November 28, 2014 at 11:58 pm by

EU Votes In Favor Of Breaking Up Google

The Euopean Parliament has voted in favour of ‘breaking up’ Google. MEPs (Member of European Parliament) voted 384 to 174. The Parliament itself can’t break ...

November 27, 2014 at 4:43 pm by

Northern Ireland Government Website Displayed Users’ Information in Public Searches

In an example of truly terrible website design, a site set up by the government of Northern Ireland to encourage people to learn the Irish language, has been temporarily ...

November 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm by

Obama Chimes in on Net Neutrality

US President Barack Obama has come out in support of net neutrality by suggesting that the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) reclassifies the internet as a utility. ...

November 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm by

US Government Hire Call of Duty Creator As a War Advisor

America has been looking for the ‘military advantage’ over the last decade or so, ever since the terror threat was brought to their shores though the disastrous ...

September 29, 2014 at 5:14 am by

Security Experts Call for Government Action against Cyber Threats

Alarmed by the ever rising amount of cyber attacks around the world and industry, more and more security experts see aggressive government action as the best hope to avoid a ...

August 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm by

Snowden Granted a 3 Year Residence Permit in Russia

Looks like legendary whistle blower Edward Snowden will be kicking it Russian style for a good while longer, as his lawyer reveals that he has just received a residence permit ...

August 8, 2014 at 11:20 am by

British Government Want to Build a ‘Super Database’ To Help Run the Country

Even with all its power, the UK government has admitted that it’s at a point where simple tasks, such as sharing information or data between two different departments, ...

August 4, 2014 at 6:52 pm by

British Intelligence Agecy Accredits UK Master’s Degree in Cyber Spying

British Intelligence Agency, GCHQ, is said to have started accrediting six UK universities, which can now teach people the art of ‘cyber spying’. The degree ...

August 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

Well-Known Russian Hacker Gets His Twitter Account Blocked

Twitter has apparently blocked a well-known Russian hacker’s account following the government’s request. This apparently comes a week after the government stated ...

July 29, 2014 at 5:07 pm by

Australia Wants To Cut Internet Connection for People Downloading from Torrent Websites

There have been some talks about the high number of pirates in Australia, having the government worried about what to do in response to the piracy activity. Earlier this year, ...

July 28, 2014 at 9:31 pm by

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