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British police question Piers Morgan over phone hacking

LONDON, UK: British police questioned Piers Morgan in connection with a phone hacking investigation, the television host and journalist said...

24 Apr 2015

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British MPs call for internet ban on anti-Semitism

LONDON, UK: British lawmakers have called for people who post racist and anti-Semitic comments online to be banned from social media sites following an upsurge in abuse...

12 Feb 2015

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WikiLeaks accuses Google of handing over emails to US government

LONDON, UK: WikiLeaks has accused Google of handing over the emails and electronic data of its senior staff to US authorities, and not notifying them of this for almost three years...

27 Jan 2015

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Social networks 'in denial' on extremist use: senior UK spy

LONDON, UK: Social media sites have become "the command-and-control networks of choice for terrorists", the new head of Britain's electronic spying agency GCHQ says...

5 Nov 2014

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Vodafone admits phones on global networks are tapped

LONDON, UK: Telecommunications company Vodafone admitted the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen in to conversations on its networks.

9 Jun 2014

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Trial told how News of the World hacked Kate 155 times

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of the News of the World tabloid hacked the phones of Britain's Prince William, his wife Catherine and brother Prince Harry dozens of times, a trial heard.

15 May 2014

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British online piracy deal close

LONDON, UK: Entertainment industry bodies and Internet service providers in Britain are on the verge of striking a deal to combat piracy, authorities said.

12 May 2014

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"I hacked Daniel Craig's phone," says British journalist

LONDON, UK: A former News of the World journalist told a British court how he used phone-hacking to find out about an affair between James Bond star Daniel Craig and the actress Sienna Miller.

29 Jan 2014

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UK hacking suspect warned boss of jail risk, trial hears

LONDON, UK: The former royal editor of Rupert Murdoch's News of the World tabloid warned his boss that if payments to his sources were traced they could all "end up in jail", Britain's phone-hacking trial heard last week.

25 Nov 2013

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Eight arrested over e-theft from Barclays in London

LONDON, UK: British police said they have arrested eight men after a gang stole £1.3m from Barclays bank by taking control of a branch computer system.

23 Sep 2013

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Britain faces furore over Snowden-linked detention

LONDON, UK: British authorities faced a furore this week after they held the partner of a journalist who worked with Edward Snowden to expose US mass surveillance programmes for almost nine hours under anti-terror laws.

21 Aug 2013