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UK says cyber-spies monitor Facebook, Google use

Google interns, from left, Rita DeRaedt, Alfredo Salinas, Alex Rodrigues, Steve Weddler, and Lizzy Burl stop for a photo on the Google campus Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Mountain View, Calif. With summer’s arrival comes an influx of thousands of Silicon Valley interns, and these kids aren’t just fetching coffee. Well paid and perked, young up-and-comers from around the world who successfully navigate the competitive application process are assigned big time responsibility at firms like Google, Facebook, Drop Box and Twitter, where executives hope that a fun and stimulating summer will motivate them to come back after graduation to launch careers. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The U.K.’s electronic spy agency is legally allowed to track the online activities of millions of Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google, Britain’s top counterterrorism official has said.

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Rights groups say UK conducts mass cyber-snooping

Google interns, from left, Rita DeRaedt, Alfredo Salinas, Alex Rodrigues, Steve Weddler, and Lizzy Burl stop for a photo on the Google campus Wednesday, May 21, 2014, in Mountain View, Calif. With summer’s arrival comes an influx of thousands of Silicon Valley interns, and these kids aren’t just fetching coffee.  Well paid and perked, young up-and-comers from around the world who successfully navigate the competitive application process are assigned big time responsibility at firms like Google, Facebook, Drop Box and Twitter, where executives hope that a fun and stimulating summer will motivate them to come back after graduation to launch careers.  AP

Privacy groups say Britain’s electronic spy agency is using loosely defined rules to intercept online communications between Britons who use U.S.-based platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Google.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Sony fined in UK over PlayStation cyberattack

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Britain’s Data Regulator has fined Sony 250,000 pounds ($396,100) for having insufficient security measures to prevent a cyberattack on its PlayStation Network.

Posted: January 24th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Social media used to spread Britain’s riots

A woman walks past a damaged supermarket in Ealing, west London, after a night of rioting on Wednesday (AP Photo).

Some of the text messages read like real-time rallying calls for rioters.

Posted: August 10th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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