UK / 2010

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Internet Blotter

December 1, 2010 4:51 PM ET

Wikileaks hit by denial-of-service attack, turns to Amazon hosting... ...but Amazon drops the site following pressure from a U.S. senator. Google extends its https encryption to YouTube, making video blocking harder. Censorship of the Net directly related to how authoritarian a regime is, claims a study. Venezuala's telecom regulator...

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Internet blotter

October 22, 2010 4:18 PM ET

Computers belonging to South Korean government officials have been infiltrated by targeted malware in email. Chinese hackers are suspected. Contrary to what this article says, I'm betting that the attachments were PDFs, which are currently the document of choice when attempting to infect journalists' machines. Another intriguing academic paper,...

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As with Norgrove, a need to probe Munadi death

October 11, 2010 3:03 PM ET

This morning, Prime Minister David Cameron announced that British aid worker Linda Norgrove, who died in a rescue attempt after she was taken hostage in Afghanistan, may have been killed by a U.S. grenade rather than by her Taliban captors, as originally reported....

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NYT: On the UK phone-hacking scandal

September 3, 2010 8:24 PM ET

IN NOVEMBER 2005, three senior aides to Britain's royal family noticed odd things happening on their mobile phones. Messages they had never listened to were somehow appearing in their mailboxes as if heard and saved. Equally peculiar were stories that began appearing about Prince William in one of the...

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U.S. Senate passes 'libel tourism' bill

July 23, 2010 5:56 PM ET

This week, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill shielding journalists and publishers from “libel tourism.” The vote on Monday slipped past the Washington press corps largely unnoticed. Maybe it was the title that strove chunkily for a memorable acronym: the Securing the Protection of our Enduring and Established Constitutional...

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London neighborhoods increasingly ‘off-limits’ to journalists

May 11, 2010 5:45 PM ET

Life can be bumpy on Britain’s campaign roads. On May 3, Jerome Taylor, a “home news” reporter with the London daily The Independent went into the Bow borough of East London in order to look into allegations of widespread postal voting fraud. His bloodied nose and face appeared in the next day’s Independent....

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