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Students outraged: Computer refuses to do any work for entire week

Computer systems at UCAS - the UK's clearinghouse for university places - has been down since the start of this week, preventing students from confirming their admissions to uni courses online. “We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our IT systems. Students who have already applied will find that they are …
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Top cops placed under Freedom of Info law

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), along with the Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (ACPO) and the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), was added as a public authority under the Freedom of Information (Designation as Public Authorities) Order 2011. FOS has the power …
OUT-LAW.COM, 8 Nov 2011
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UCAS website collapses - on results day

'A' level students looking to find a university place through the UCAS website had better get on the phone instead - the organisation has shut down its own website. Despite widespread predictions that this year would be a particularly busy clearing process, UCAS (Universities & Colleges Admissions Service) has been caught on …
John Oates, 18 Aug 2011
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Exam results texted out early in Scotland

Almost 30,000 Scottish students got their Higher results this afternoon, instead of tomorrow morning as it should have been, potentially giving them early access to the university clearing system. The results were sent out – by accident – to anyone who had selected text-only notification, but have been confirmed as accurate by …
Bill Ray, 3 Aug 2011
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More privacy for the Queen, less for everyone else

The coalition government has detailed the changes it wishes to make to the Freedom of Information Act - reducing the 30-year rule and increasing the number of bodies which must obey the law. Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Clarke told the House the Freedom of Information Act would be extended to include the Association …
John Oates, 19 Jan 2011
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Cops' quango to come under freedom of information laws

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the publicly-funded private company that wields heavy influence over policing policy, will be included in the Freedom of Information Act from October next year. The Ministry of Justice's announcement today follows criticism of ACPO's lack of accountability despite its powerful …
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Ministry of Justice issues digital preservation code

The Ministry of Justice is recommending that public bodies do more to preserve digital records, and is extending FoI to more organisations. Announcing the updated guidance, justice minister Michael Wills said the new recommendations will help ensure that digital records stored by public sector organisations can be accessed and …
Kable, 17 Jul 2009
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US Navy's robot stealth carrier plane unveiled

Pic US aerospace'n'killware goliath Northrop Grumman yesterday took the wraps off one of the most advanced robot aircraft in the world, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS). The X-47B is intended to operate from the flight deck of US Navy aircraft carriers, carrying out entire missions including air-to-air refuelling without …
Lewis Page, 18 Dec 2008
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Northrop offer supersonic robot stealth raygun cyber-bomber

American aerospace colossus Northrop Grumman has called for the US air force to purchase a hundred-strong fleet of enormous aerial stealth raiders, able to direct "netted wolfpacks" of flying kill-robots and packing "cyber warfare tools" capable of "attacking enemy information nodes". The proposed Next Generation Long Range …
Lewis Page, 12 Sep 2008
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SpaceShipOne firm to build Stealth Bomber 4.0?

Media reports suggest that the US military has begun a secret, multibillion-dollar programme which will develop a new and more effective Stealth bomber. Reports indicate that Scaled Composites - famous for its X-Prize and Virgin Galactic rocketplane work - will play a key role. Evidence suggesting the existence of the new …
Lewis Page, 29 May 2008

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