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Crypto fingers

Encrypt voice calls, says GCHQ's CESG team ... using CESG encryption

While the world was distracted by the UK Pry Minister's ban-working-encryption, log-everything-online Investigatory Powers Bill, the civil service was urging government and enterprises to adopt better cryptography for voice calls. CESG, “the information security arm of GCHQ, and the national technical authority for information …
The future of air war

US and UK declare red-team CYBER WAR – on EACH OTHER

The US and the UK are planning a series of joint war games involving cyber-warriors from either side attacking each other in a bid to expose security weaknesses before they are abused by criminal hackers or hostile governments. The exercises, which will initially test the security defences and procedures at banks on Wall …
John Leyden, 16 Jan 2015

Web smut filter advisor to UK PM cuffed in 'child abuse image' probe

A top aide who advised British Prime Minister David Cameron on broadband internet filtering in the UK is being investigated over an allegation involving “child abuse imagery". The man at the centre of the investigation was named last night as 62-year-old Patrick Rock, a powerful advisor to the Conservative Party for 30 years. …

World-leading IT expert? We'll fast-track you into Blighty, promises PM

Tech experts will be fast-tracked to receive visas for the UK – as long as they're a "world-leading talent" – Prime Minister David Cameron announced today. Top tech bods are going to be added to the "exceptional talent" visa track for "people who are internationally recognised as world leaders" in their fields, which has the …
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'With free Mavericks, we are turning the industry ON ITS EAR'

QuotW This was the week when Cisco managed hit reply-all on an email yet again, scooping thousands of its employees up into an epic deluge of electronic messages asking not to get any more electronic messages. Just weeks after the first debacle, Cisco did it again, leading its principal cloud engineer Kyle Mestery to ponder: …
A shot from Avatar

Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

For what are no doubt very important artistic reasons and nothing whatsoever to do with financial considerations, James Cameron and 20th Century Fox have said they'll now be doing three Avatar sequels instead of two. A shot from Avatar The big blue movie helmers said that they're hoping to shoot all the movies simultaneously …
The Register breaking news

David Cameron asks UK biz to pay their low, low taxes

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has told a quarterly meeting of the government's business advisory group that in return for lower taxes, companies should really pay the tax they do owe, while business leaders have accused the government of "political point-scoring". A government source whispered to Reuters that Cameron had …
The Register breaking news

Schmidt: Don't like our tiny tax bills? Google this... 'Change the law'

Google chief Eric Schmidt has once more defended his advertising giant for its pitiful UK tax bills: the search supremo said his biz abides by the rules, and claims he can't wait for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to reform those rules. Schmidt said in an op-ed for The Observer that Google "has …
The Register breaking news

Is UK web speech regulated? No.10: Er. We’ll get back to you

As plastered all over the news yesterday, politicians and anti-tabloid campaigners finally hatched a plan to form a publishing regulator, by royal charter, with the ability to fine misbehaving organs and demand corrections to articles. The letter of the law underpinning the watchdog states it will cover websites; government spin …
Andrew Orlowski, 19 Mar 2013

Cameron to ink cyber deal with India, protect Brit outsourced data

Prime Minister David Cameron will step up UK co-operation with India on cyber security on Tuesday in a bid to better protect data stored on Indian servers as well as share intelligence on breaking threats. Cameron is in India as part of a three-day trade trip designed to build stronger business ties with the vast emerging …
Phil Muncaster, 19 Feb 2013
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Big biz, expensive beancounters write UK tax law, says senior MP

Corporate giants and accountancy firms hold too much sway over UK's tax law, according to the chairwoman of an influential parliamentary panel. Labour MP Margaret Hodge, who heads up the Public Accounts Select Committee, said the Tory-led coalition government "only talks to those who have a self interest in reducing their tax …

Cameron's 'Google Review' sparked by killer quote that never was

Special report Prime Minister David Cameron launched a sweeping review of UK intellectual property law based on an assertion – that the founders of Google believed they could "never have started their company in Britain" – he can't support, from a source nobody can find. We know this because new information released by No 10 in response to …
Andrew Orlowski, 21 Mar 2012
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How's Cameron's favourite Shoreditch startup doing? Oh.

If Cameron and his Number 10 advisors are to believed, the future of the British economy powered by Shoreditch web startups is going to be so bright, we'll all need sunglasses. The Conservatives have sought to promote Old Street's webtastic firms as epitomes of entrepreneurship. So how are they faring? Let's look at one that …
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£1m 'Nobel prize of engineering' named after the Queen

Britain will play host to a biennial £1m engineering prize which it's hoped will come to confer the same status as a Nobel award. The cash is being coughed up by British industry and the trophy will be known as "the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering", but recipients can be of any nationality. The prize will be run by the …
Lewis Page, 17 Nov 2011
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Cyberattack Blighty and we'll use 'military means' - UK gov

LCC Any British response to a foreign state’s cyberattack would be proportionate, a Foreign Office official told The Register yesterday. On Monday, UK Prime Minister David Cameron told the London Conference on Cyberspace (LCC) that threats of electronic attacks were “a real and pressing concern” for the country. “This summer a …
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Libya fighting shows just how idiotic the Defence Review was

Analysis Recent combat operations by British and allied forces in Libya are beginning to tell us a lot: not so much about the future of Libya, which remains up for grabs, but about the tools one actually needs for fighting real-world wars against real-world enemy armed forces. The vast bulk of our own armed forces are set up, equipped …
Lewis Page, 25 Mar 2011
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UK.gov slams Facebook over Moat fan clubs

Prime Minister David Cameron said yesterday that he would make an official complaint to Facebook because it is hosting discussions and support groups for Raoul Moat. But he might start a little nearer to home. The two sites supposedly set up to support Treasury spending cuts and to crowd-source laws which need repealing are …
John Oates, 15 Jul 2010
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Queen's speech pledges faster deficit cut, 'freedom bill'

The Queen has opened Parliament, detailing the coalition's first legislative programme and setting the scene for deep cuts and unprecedented political bartering. No further cuts were announced following yesterday's initial £6.2bn pruning, but the Monarch did confirm the ConDems will speed up their deficit reduction programme. …

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