The UK government’s goal to build the first spaceport in Europe (and my dream to see a rocket launch in person) took one step closer to being a reality.Read More
For the next two years, Britain is all about space industry, data protection and automated electric vehicles.Read More
A new report by The National Infrastructure Commission shows that Britain is being held back by mobile connectivity that is worse than Albania, Panama, Peru and Romania.Read More
People who signed that petition – you’re too late. The Investigatory Powers Act has just been given Royal Assent, meaning that UK Government is soon to become one of the most advanced surveillance states on the planet.Read More
Thanks to a petition with over 120,000 signatures, the Investigatory Powers Bill – Britain’s new surveillance plans – could soon be repealed.Read More
After a legal battle that spanned more than a year, the UK government's surveillance agency - GCHQ - admitted to illegally spying for the past 17 years and apologised for their actions. But then, thanks to some tiny changes in GCHQ policy, it turns out they can carry on without being punished.
Isn't that some bull shit...Read More
How democratic is the digital space? If this was to pass, the answer could be “not at all.”Read More
The British government have approved plans to build a spaceport in the United Kingdom, set to be fully build and operational by 2018.Read More
The Houses of Parliament maybe debating a crackdown on online pornography; but that doesn't stop the 'adult' urges whilst hard at work. Official records obtained by the Huffington Post suggest that more than 300,000 attempts were made to access porn websites from their work computers in the past year.
The CIA has confirmed that Area 51 is real, after nearly sixty years of pop culture references and spy photography of this "top secret" site. A 407-page declassified document explores the discovery, research, and development of the government base.
The UK is one of the world's top targets for e-crime, and more must be done to not lose the fight against online criminal activity, MPs have warned. With our severe lack of security and defence in this area, The Home Affairs Select Committee have identified a ‘black hole’ where e-crime is committed without arrest.
Following David Cameron's announcement of an porn filter for the UK, it has been met with a significant backlash. UK-based Sicksad has heard these calls from Government by building 'The Great Firewall of Porn,' which does exactly the opposite and blocks all non-pornographic content on the internet.
A Government report on the roots of religious radicalization and terrorism has sent out a message to ISPs to curate and regulate potentially illegal content that incites terrorism, concluding that the internet "features in most, if not all, of the routes of radicalization."
Hacktivist group Anonymous have released a recording of a telephone conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard, in which they discuss ongoing investigations into activities surrounding the aforementioned hacking network.Read More
The UK government released its 2011 Cyber Security plans to protect and promote the UK in a digital world.
The new strategy reports to increase its focus on cybercrime, and place a spotlight on maintaining the economic and social prosperity found in the cyberspace. It's clear to see that Whitehall is definitely moving in a positive direction in terms of getting to grasps with these ever-growing complexities of our global produce. From the sights of it, it's not going to be easy; but it's a long-term set of tasks and incentives that will benefit both private and public sectors.
A criminal court case in Arizona has revealed the U.S. Government's ability to track mobile phones using a portable device called the Stingray. But the lengths that have been striven to in this case to conceal the technology have been publicly disparate compared to your average Government cover-up.
That tin-foil hat won't help you this time.
An in-depth report by Associated Press has revealed a specialized team in CIA's open source Centre are following "up to 5 million tweets per day." Alongside this, they're following Facebook status updates and other "open internet media."
Online culture jammers, Anonymous, have put out a video threatening Mexico's Zetas drug cartel with the exposure of their close ties in the local police and news media this week unless the gang release a kidnapped member of the international hacker movement.
London's Old Bill, The Met Police, have bought in a highly sophisticated mobile surveillance system. Through this, they can create a masquerade mobile network, coax your phone into connecting to it, then trace all communications and your IMEI number. Uncomfortable stuff to say the least.
David Cameron may well be joining in on the big discussion (hope he doesn't slip up and tweet #itsokaytocheatif), with a new government strategy for jumping into social media "to facilitate a two-way dialogue with citizens."
The plans come as part of yet another huge cost cutting proposal, to skim a cool £1bn off the budget as the Government implements a their new IT strategy.