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Spy Apps Encourage Invasion of Privacy

(4) Comments | Posted 15 January 2013 | (00:00)

Parents, jealous partners and employers are being encouraged to intercept texts and phone calls using new 'spy apps.' Several companies have launched apps which give full access to smartphones or computers, allowing snoopers to see text messages, emails and photographs, listen to phone calls and even activate phones to listen...

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Don't Let Nationalists Damage The UK

(12) Comments | Posted 20 January 2012 | (11:24)

"I never could stomach these nationalists," Merlin tells Arthur in The Once And Future King. "The destiny of man is to unite, not to divide."

But in a world of ever-increasing human cooperation, the United Kingdom is discussing a break-up.

Many English and Scots say their...

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The Euromillions Winner Could Be You - But It Probably Won't Be

(2) Comments | Posted 16 September 2011 | (09:44)

"IT COULD be you," the old National Lottery advert proclaimed, a huge disembodied hand hovering over your house in a manner which made poverty seem like the least of your worries.
You can't deny the lottery's logic - you could win. But you could also fall off the Empire...

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Understanding the Riots is Essential to Preventing More

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2011 | (14:26)

This week's riots have sparked a frenzy of arguments and accusations, with anyone who even mentions possible motives quickly condemned.

"This," proclaimed the Daily Mail on Tuesday, "is criminality pure and simple."

Unfortunately, the causes are neither pure nor simple, and Britain must ask why this is happening.

Let...

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Norway Killings Show Importance of Challenging Hate Online

(1) Comments | Posted 3 August 2011 | (17:32)

In the hours after Anders Behring Breivik's massacre of young Norwegians, the internet buzzed with rumours that Islamic extremists were behind the killings.
While in one sense the truth was the opposite - Breivik appears to have been motivated an anti-Islamic ideology - his actions have much...

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In the Rush to Put Things Right, the Prime Minister Risks Damaging a British Institution

(5) Comments | Posted 28 July 2011 | (01:00)

In his special statement to Parliament regarding the phone hacking scandal, David Cameron promised to "sort this problem out" with a range of measures to fight corruption and restore trust in the police, politicians and the power of the media.

But in the rush to put things right,...

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