Blogger fined for ‘menacing’ rant – BBC News

Posted April 30th, 2008 in internet, malicious communications, news by sally

“A blogger who ‘let off steam’ about the way he was treated by police has been convicted of posting a grossly offensive and menacing message.”

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BBC News, 29th April 2008

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Police condemn ‘bad drivers’ site – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2008 in internet, news, road traffic by sally

“A website which publishes registration plates of ‘bad drivers’ could lead to vigilantism, police have said.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2008

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File-sharing should not be a crime, says European Parliament – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 21st, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“The European Parliament has said that copyright-infringing music and film file-sharing should not be criminalised. The Parliament has said that file-sharers should not be prosecuted as criminal offenders unless they seek to profit from the sharing.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st April 2008

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Man jailed for first Friends Reunited murder – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2008 in internet, murder, news by sally

“A Sardinian who stabbed his wife’s British lover to death has become the first person to be convicted of a murder involving the website Friends Reunited.”

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2008

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BT’s secret Phorm trials open door to corporate eavesdropping – The Register

Posted April 18th, 2008 in advertising, internet, investigatory powers, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

“The government has refused to investigate BT’s covert wiretapping of thousands of its customers in 2006 and 2007, despite its own expert’s view that without consent Phorm’s advertising targeting technology is a breach of criminal law.”

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The Register, 17th April 2008

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One lord leaping on the government’s IT flaws – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2008 in computer crime, internet, news by sally

“Lord Erroll, Secretary to the All Party Internet Group in the Lords, is a leading light in the movement to protect our security online.”

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The Guardian, 10th April 2008

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NoW wins right to show Mosley video – The Guardian

Posted April 9th, 2008 in internet, media, news, privacy by sally

“F1 boss Max Mosley today failed to get a high court injunction preventing the News of the World from putting a 90-second videoclip showing him and five prostitutes on its website.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2008

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Bank details ‘being sold for £5 on the internet’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2008 in banking, computer crime, internet, news by sally

“Bank account details are selling for as little as £5 as part of a thriving trade in stolen information on the internet, according to a report.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2008

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Search engines must delete data after six months, say watchdogs – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 8th, 2008 in data protection, internet, news by sally

“Search engines must delete search logs after six months if they are to comply with data protection laws, according to a committee of EU countries’ privacy watchdogs. Google has said that the findings do not take account of commercial reality.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 8th April 2008

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Home copying – burnt into teenage psyche – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2008 in copyright, internet, news by sally

“More than half of young people copy the songs on their hard drives to friends and even more swap CD copies, according to research that reveals the huge challenge home copying poses to a music industry already battling internet file-sharing.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2008

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Paedophiles face curbs on internet use – The Guardian

Posted April 4th, 2008 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“The Home Secretary will today outline plans to increase protection for children surfing the web, including new jail terms for convicted paedophiles who use social networking websites.”

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The Guardian, 4th April 2008

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Pallion Housing company agree record payout to Gentoo Group – The Times

Posted April 4th, 2008 in defamation, harassment, internet, news by sally

“An online campaign of harassment against a housing group and its chief executive has ended with a record payout for defamation on the internet.”

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The Times, 4th April 2008

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Web filtering must be necessary and transparent, says Council of Europe – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 3rd, 2008 in freedom of expression, human rights, internet, news by sally

“The body behind the European Convention on Human Rights has said that internet users must be told when content is being filtered, and that governments should not filter content except in very specific circumstances.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st April 2008

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Six children quizzed over web fights – The Independent

Posted March 28th, 2008 in children, gangs, internet, news by sally

“Police arrested six children for allegedly using a social networking website to organise gang fights.”

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The Independent, 28th March 2008

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Facebook, Bebo, My Space face censorship orders – The Times

Posted March 28th, 2008 in children, complaints, internet, news by sally

“Social networking sites will be required to remove material unsuitable for children, such as nude or violent images and comments, within 24 hours of receiving a complaint, under a tough new code for internet safety.”

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The Times, 28th March 2008

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Watchdog investigates Miss Bimbo website – The Times

Posted March 27th, 2008 in children, internet, news by sally

“A website criticised for encouraging young girls to embrace plastic surgery and dieting is being investigated by a communications watchdog over claims that it has breached rules about targeting children with premium rate phone lines.”

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The Times, 27th March 2008

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Civil Serf blogger faces disciplinary action – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2008 in civil servants, internet, news by sally

“A senior civil servant who detailed the inner workings of Government has reportedly been suspended pending an investigation into her conduct. The author of the popular Civil Serf blog is reported to have confessed to a Government investigating team.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2008

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Web business closed after site fails to appear – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2008 in internet, news by sally

“A company behind a non-existent crime awareness website has been closed after a Government investigation into its business.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 25th March 2008

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Free law pioneer will publish vital precedents free for the first time – OUT-LAW.com

Posted March 25th, 2008 in internet, law reports, news, publishing by sally

“A free law publication charity will publish the UK’s 3,000 most important legal decisions freely for the first time by June. The project will involve publishing vital rulings, dating back to the nineteenth century, on which UK common law is based.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th March 2008

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Plea to ban employers trawling Facebook – The Times

Posted March 25th, 2008 in data protection, employment, internet, news, privacy by sally

“A powerful coalition of children’s charities is urging ministers to make it illegal for companies to trawl Facebook and other social networking websites for information on prospective recruits.”

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The Times, 25th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk