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First it was red squirrels, now apparently native UK vultures are under threat. Graham Cobb explains:

I have always valued The Reg as bringing some useful UK and European views/experience/cynicism (delete as appropriate) to an IT industry dominated by US pundits and US press releases (often hard to distinguish).

However, I am very disappointed in the article "Feds publish computer search manual". I realise that it has a Washington by-line but I would expect the UK editors to apply some European common sense to the article. Like almost everything else written on the Internet about privacy, encryption and online rights, it is written from an exclusively US viewpoint. The comments it makes are completely irrelevant for a non-US audience, who have very different laws and rights. I would have expected you to publish an article about this new US DoJ document with a UK or European flavour: investigating to what extent things are the same or different here; addressing whether the UK police have a similar (but, of course, more secret) manual; the implications of the Gary Glitter case; etc.

I am disappointed in that I would have expected The Reg to make a much more interesting article out of the news. I am sure you consider yourselves a global publication and have many US readers but this would have been anopportunity to educate them that there is life outside the US and that some things are better and some worse than the way they do them in the grand old US of A!

Please keep up the good work fighting against the hegemony of so-called "Global Vultures" who are really just trying to impose their own values on our native carrion birds.

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