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Hacking team and Boeing Built a Surveillance Drone

The hack of Hacking team was hilarious but serious at the same time, to contemplate a freelance company hell-bent on hacking any target for a variety of employers seemed, well not surprising, but certainly a disappointing…

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Online Pirates in UK Could Face 10 Years in Prison

The UK government is considering a law that would see online pirates face up to 10 years in jail. At present, online piracy carries a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison, in extreme circumstances, but…

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High Court Marks DRIPA Law As Illegal

In recent years, technology and the law have been at heads about what is right and what is wrong. This ranges from is it legal to use drones for public use or even to deliver your…

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UK Expands Torrent Site Blacklist to Proxies

The UK High Court has quietly added a number of proxies and mirrors to its torrent site blacklist, restricting backdoor access to sites such as Torrentz and ExtraTorrent. Of course, ExtraTorrent has already launched a new…

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David Cameron Plans to Ban WhatsApp

Since Edward Snowden spilled the beans on how government agencies spy on us, a lot of companies took precautions in preserving users’ privacy when using their apps. But it seems that will be made illegal and…

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Electronic Arts Might Have a Woman on the Cover of FIFA 16 This Year

Electronic Arts is working on the latest FIFA 16 title, as it is every year, but this year should be different. EA has looked into adding female players in the FIFA titles, but this year the…

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David Cameron Declares War on Encryption

In an effort to out-Tory even himself, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has reaffirmed his intent to outlaw data encryption during Prime Minister’s Questions this week. Cameron thinks it’s an affront that we peasants be able…

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UK Boasts Fastest Average 3G and 4G Speeds in the World

A new report has revealed that the UK has the fastest average 3G and 4G mobile internet speeds in the world, with figures over twice as big as the second ranked country. Akamai, producers of the…

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Software Companies Leaving UK Because of Government’s Surveillance Plans

The company that runs the open-source blog platform called Ghost is moving out its premium service from within the UK’s bounds because of Governmental plans to weaken protection for privacy and freedom of expression. The founder…

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It is Now Illegal For UK Music Lovers to Rip CDs They Already Own

Legally own a CD and want to burn a second copy for your car? Own a film on Blu-Ray but want to rip a copy to watch on your tablet during a plane flight? Want to…

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UK Lord Wants Anti-Radical Islamic Propaganda in Video Games

The UK’s former reviewer of anti-terrorism legislation wants video game developers to help in the fight against young Muslims becoming radicalised by producing video games that show ‘the good guys’ winning in the battle against Islamic…

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UK Police Scanning Festival-Goers’ Faces

Attendees at this weekend’s Download Festival in Donington have been subject to a rather Orwelian process of facial scans and RFID tracking by UK police. Leicestershire Police implemented the advanced surveillance technologies to detect and identify…

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Everywhere Sim Uses All Four Major UK Networks

Tired of having a poor signal on your mobile? For those who live in rural areas in the UK, signal issues can be tiresome, while those in built-up areas benefit from the fastest speeds, you may…

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Ofcom is Standing up for Slow Broadband Users

The UK is a relatively small place when compared to the likes of Russia, USA and China. This is evident when you consider that 77% of UK adults have broadband installed in their homes in the…

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Netflix is Raising UK HD Prices Again!

Netflix is the global phenomenon that allows anyone with a decent internet connection to stream movies and TV shows. The content varies in age greatly and the variety is far superior in the US compared to…

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Fake Data-Collecting Mobile Towers Discovered in London

A joint investigation by Sky News and German security company GMSK Cryptophone has uncovered up to 20 fake mobile towers in London that are collecting user data from nearby mobile phones. The “towers” are effectively Stingray…

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8Pack and der8auer Smash 3 World Records at ROG OC Showdown 2015

8Pack isn’t known as one of the best overclockers in the world for no reason and he has just shown everyone why that is at the recent ASUS ROG OC  Showdown Area 2015 by not only…

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FIDO United! More Backers Emerge for Removing Passwords

Everything you do online, and sometimes offline relies on you remember a string of characters, numbers and even symbols sometimes. These can be anything from your pet name, to something randomly generated by a program you’ve…

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PayPal’s One Touch Feature Expands to Other Non-US Markets

PayPal introduced the One Touch feature last year when it first rolled out to mobile devices in the US. Retailers who already had a PayPal payment feature could switch automatically and allow customers to make payments without…

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UK Government Wants to Monitor Social Networking

UK government ministers announced over the weekend that it has awarded contracts to five companies to monitor citizen’s online content and provide that information to Whitehall in real-time. The companies will be on the look-out for…

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Apple Pay Will Be Available in the UK Sooner than Expected

Apple is going to announce something the UK will look forward to at its WWDC, among other annual things the company usually reveals each year. But seeing how digital currency is favourable in both US and…

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Monthly Minecraft Magazine Set for the UK

Who can deny it, Minecraft is possibly the biggest gaming phenomena of recent years; it started life on the PC and then moved its way to consoles and even smartphones. Since launch, it has sold well…

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Ebook Piracy Sites to Be Blocked by UK ISPs

Yesterday, the UK’s High Court ordered that websites carrying pirated ebooks should be blocked by the country’s internet service providers. The court ruled that an application made by The Publishers Association grants that the sites be…

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Driverless Cars to Hit UK Streets Soon

Here at eTeknix, we love to hear about the latest car technology; it’s nice to see how it has progressed over the years. Lately, we have been very interested in electric vehicles (EV’s) and autonomous/driverless cars.…

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Microsoft “Bullied” UK Government Over Open Source Standards

Microsoft threatened to move its existing facilities out of the UK should its Parliament’s proposal to promote open source standards for software used by government personnel come to pass. Last year, the Conservative Party revealed plans…

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Sony Open PlayStation Vacancies in the UK

Virtual Reality is very much on its way, there’s no denying it. From the likes of the ‘founder’ of VR that we know today, the Oculus Rift; many other manufacturers have jumped on board to soak…

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UK Government Exempt From Laws Making Hacking Illegal

The UK government has adapted existing anti-hacking laws to allow British intelligence and security agencies to legally hack and launch cyber attacks, according to campaigners. Human rights watchdog organisation Privacy International was in the process of…