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Goodbye car tax discs, hello spy in the sky and DVLA chaos

Goodbye car tax discs, hello spy in the sky and DVLA chaos

By 1 October 2014

From today you no longer have to stick a tax disc on the inside of your car windscreen to alert officials that your car is taxed, registration and identification is now all done electronically in the UK. The paper system that has been in effect since... >>

Prisons to begin blocking mobile phone signals

Prisons to begin blocking mobile phone signals

By 12 February 2014

Mobile phone signal blocking kit will be turned on in Scottish prisons in the coming weeks. With phones as the cause of many inside "hits" and drug deals it's amazing this technology hasn't been used sooner. The introduction of the technology comes after... >>

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

Taranis unmanned stealth fighter completes test flights, next generation could 'strike with precision'

By 5 February 2014

BAE Systems and the UK Ministry of Defence have revealed that initial test flights of their jointly funded Taranis unmanned aircraft surpassed all expectations. The stealth combat vehicle demonstrator made a perfect takeoff, rotation, "climb-out" and... >>

British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

British government unit attacked Anonymous with DDoS attacks

By 5 February 2014

According to documents supplied to NBC news by Edward Snowden, the UK government attacked hacktivist groups including Anonymous using DDoS attacks. The DDoS attack, or distributed denial of service, is the same method of attack used by hacktivists in... >>

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

By 31 January 2014

The UK government is creating a whitelist of websites that have been inadvertently blocked by porn and anti-piracy filters implemented by internet service providers. Several sites, such as those maintained by drug and sex education charities, have been... >>

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

UK puts plan in place for driverless cars, will pick one city as testing ground

By 5 December 2013

Britain wants to spearhead the driverless car trend, and has announced a government plan to do so. The legislative and regulatory framework for developing and testing driverless cars on UK roads will be fully examined by the end of 2014 it has been announced.... >>

UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year

UK to test driverless cars on roads by end of the year

By 17 July 2013

The UK government has given the green light to test driverless cars on public roads before the end of 2013. Previously, dummy runs have been made only on private roads in the country, but a blueprint by the Department for Transport has revealed plans... >>

British government to start posting exclusive stories via Twitter

British government to start posting exclusive stories via Twitter

By 29 April 2013

Britain's coalition government is to take to Twitter to offer journalists "Twitter exclusives". The move, which is a turnaround from David Cameron's famous "too many twits might make a twat” line in 2009, is designed to show a more social media savvy... >>

Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

By 17 December 2012

Ministers have decided against a blanket ban on internet porn in the UK. A campaign was started in May to bring about a law to force internet service providers to block access to online pornography, much like they must do with The Pirate Bay. Those who... >>

Games to get UK tax breaks, as long as they feature British characters

Games to get UK tax breaks, as long as they feature British characters

By 12 December 2012

Games that feature UK locations or characters, such as Lara Croft, or use UK development staff are to get tax breaks, says the government. Eligibility will be decided by a points system, which rates how British each game is and is applied to those who... >>


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