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Thai telcos instruct customers to report royal insults

Thai telecom operators are urging customers to report incidences of ‘lèse-majesté’ or ‘inappropriate content about the royal institution’ posted online and across social media. Following a request from the country’s broadcasting regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), operators including Advanced Info Service (AIS), Total Access Communication (Dtac) and True Move, have advised users… Read More


Fisherman convicted of identity fraud caught on Facebook

A fisherman in Somerset, UK has been prosecuted for not carrying a rod licence and taking on a friend’s identity, after he was tracked down on Facebook by an Environment Agency official. According to a government release, the fraudster Thomas Dalziel had persuaded good friend Lee Brand to cover for him after he was found… Read More


London’s Met Police still running 27,000 Windows XP desktops

London’s Met Police has missed its deadline for abandoning the out-of-date operating system Windows XP, as findings reveal 27,000 computers still run on the software two years after official support ended. Microsoft stopped issuing updates and patches for Windows XP in Spring 2014, meaning that any new bugs and flaws in the operating system are… Read More


Getty sued for $1 billion for selling publicly donated photos

Online stock media library Getty Images is facing a $1 billion lawsuit from an American photographer for illegally selling copyright for thousands of photos. The Seattle-based company, which owns and licenses a collection of over 80 million images, has been sued by documentary photographer Carol Highsmith for ‘gross misuse’, after it sold more than 18,000… Read More


New algorithm could help predict future ISIS attacks

Scientists have developed a new algorithm which may help law enforcement agencies predict potential terror attacks. The computer model has a particular focus on the behavioural patterns associated with Islamic State (IS) supporters. The system is able to track and identify terrorist activities that may be able to help authorities prevent future ISIS attacks, according… Read More



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