David Rowntree

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Computer Crime - Good News and Bad News

(1) Comments | Posted 28 May 2012 | (00:00)

By all accounts, May seems to have been a terrible month for the security of government computer systems.

First the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) announced that they were taking their website offline, after an attack claimed by a hacker group.

Then in an interview with the...

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The Law's the Law

(6) Comments | Posted 6 March 2012 | (23:00)

"The Law's the Law", was the title of an article I remember reading when I was young. It was a 'top 10' list of weird old laws, their reasons for existing long since passed, but never repealed so theoretically still in force.

I have no idea why this article stuck...

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The Osborne-Shaped Hole

(10) Comments | Posted 13 February 2012 | (23:00)

It may seem like another age now, but it was only a year ago that you couldn't read a newspaper, or watch a news programme, without seeing George Osborne's sallow face peering back at you. It was as if he was the poster-boy, not just for Cameron's 'brave' new experiment,...

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