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UK counter-terrorism boss wants unfettered data access

UK counter-terrorism boss wants unfettered data access

A new report submitted by the General Director of the Office for Security and Counter-terrorism in the UK has some surprising takes on surveillance. According to Charles Farr, because some data centers reside outside of the UK, all surveillance should be fair game. This would extend beyond public chats and into private correspondence.

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US drone soars through Europe on Nato mission

US drone soars through Europe on Nato mission

A high-flying US Drone entered European airspace for the third time, and entered UK airspace for the first. The Global Hawk, an unarmed and unmanned drone, was part of a Nato exercise involving remotely piloted air systems. Traveling from Italy, the drone went through southern Europe and through UK airspace into Norway.

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UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

UK to legalize DVD and CD ripping for personal use

One of the many things that has irked people who spend their hard-earned money on CDs and DVDs through legitimate means is that the movie and music studios wanted it to be illegal to make a copy or rip your own content for personal use as a backup. The UK government has announced that it will be stepping in and this summer it will legalize the ripping of CDs and DVDs.

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UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

UK bill to charge 20% VAT for digital purchases

Online retailers and digital content providers might soon be facing some rather heavy taxes if Goerge Osborne gets his way. Under a new law that will cover intra-EU business to consumer (B2C) taxation, such services will be taxed based on buyer's location, which in the UK means a 20 percent VAT.

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Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

Amazon exec the face of new toiletry line amid trademark dispute

It's not often you see a company take an argument far enough to make a cosmetics line about it, but that's exactly what's happened here with Amazon UK and the company known as Lush. This cosmetics company does not sell product on Amazon, but because of the way Amazon's search is set up, searching for Lush on Amazon results in some rather similar-looking products with a lot of potential to mislead.

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