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  1. AlphaAtlas

    UK Will Require Age Verification for Porn Sites in April

    The United Kingdom recently passed a law requiring citizens to verify their age before they can access porn sites, and recent reports claim that law will go into effect in April. A spokesperson for the AgeID system designed to enforce the law said "When a user first visits a site protected by...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    UK Parliament Report Calls Facebook 'Digital Gangsters'

    Facebook's stock price has recovered from a low of about $124 in December to ~$162 right now, which is about there the stock was in mid 2018 and early 2017. But if you think that means Facebook's bad news train is slowing down, think again. The Guardian says that a report from the UK...
  3. cageymaru

    Slightly Mad Studios Begins Development of a Gaming Console

    Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell has announced that the game development studio known for blockbuster hits such as the Project Cars series and Need for Speed: Shift is working on a powerful gaming console. The Mad Box will be capable of VR gaming and will be equivalent to a "very fast PC 2...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Gaming Industry More Valuable Than Music and Video in the UK

    The BBC reports that the UK video games sector is worth more than the video and music industries combined. At $4.85 billion, it has "more than double its value in 2007." The report cites Fifa 19, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the big drivers in the industry, as each...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    GCHQ Calls for Encrypted Chat Access and Vulnerability Confidentiality

    The GCHQ, the hub of the UK's surveillance program, recently published a piece in Lawfare that calls for "virtual crocodile clips in today’s digital exchanges," among other things. While the agency isn't advocating weak encryption, they do want law enforcement to be a "third end" in end-to-end...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Facebook Documents Seized by UK Government

    The Guardian reports that the UK Parliament has seized a cache of documents "alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal." Parliament reportedly invoked a rare mechanism to "compel" Ted Kramer, the...
  7. FrgMstr

    UK Detecting Drivers' Cell Phone Usage

    The UK is testing out a new system that will detect whether or not a mobile phone is being used in your car and it will flash a sign at you. Next week in the UK, automatic ticket writing systems will go into effect. Seriously, the system is looking to simply be a deterrent at this time since...
  8. R

    Two Sentenced to Jail for Selling Kodi Devices

    TorrentFreak is reporting that two men from the UK have just been handed nearly 2 year prison sentences for selling Kodi-powered devices. The boxes, called the OoberStick, were relatively expensive boxes with a custom version of Kodi and various addons, had been on the market since 2016. Glenn...
  9. DooKey

    Have I Been Pwned is Now Used by Governments to Check for Data Breaches

    I discovered Have I Been Pwned last year and I found it to be a valuable resource to check my main email accounts to see if any have been compromised. Now it appears the UK and Australian governments think it's pretty valuable and they are using it to monitor their official domains. If it's...
  10. R

    Top 500 UK Legal Firms Have More Than 1 Million Credentials Exposed Online

    A white paper was released today by UK based private cyber intelligence company, RepKnight. The document is an analysis of dark web footprints of domains belonging to the top 500 law firms in the UK, using their "BreachAlert" platform. The analysis found the details of more than 1 million hacked...
  11. DooKey

    UK Cyber-Defence Chief Accuses Russia of Hack Attacks

    It looks like the "it was Russia" drum beating in continuing as always. According to the UK cyber-defense chief Russia has been attacking Britain's media, telecommunications and energy sectors over the past year. As a matter of fact it was reported that one of the attacks targeted the UK's...
  12. R

    UK Parliament Members Urge Brits To Boycott Amazon

    Members of Parliament in the UK are furious at Amazon, after it was revealed it paid £7.4 million of corporation tax in 2016 - less than HALF the amount paid in 2015. And are urging Brits to Boycott Amazon in return. In a statement last night, Amazon said: "We pay all our taxes required in the...
  13. R

    Kodi Boxes "Threaten to Undermine" UK Copyright Infringement Efforts

    In a press release today the UK's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) praised Netflix and Spotify for their "innovative" streaming models keeping infringement levels "stable". While not mentioning Kodi specifically, they go on to state that the Online Copyright Infringement Tracker, commissioned...
  14. Zarathustra[H]

    UK Government Renews Calls for WhatsApp Backdoor after London Attack

    Looks like big brother is at it again in the UK, which shouldn't be surprising considering it is the land of CCTV. The debate between privacy and security is not a new one, which has been highlighted by both the Apple FBI decryption case as well as the many conflicts between WhatsApp and the...
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