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Report: David Cameron Encouraged Boris to Drop London’s Uber Regulations

Remember David Cameron, the failed PM who slunk away from public life last year amid the chaos of Brexit? The man who will be remembered for being, among other things, the utter git who reportedly decided to hold the Brexit vote in a Chicago airport pizza restaurant? Well, he’s in the news again: The Financial Times reports that he encouraged the Boris to drop proposed regulations against Uber while the latter was still mayor of London. Read More >>

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privacy
ECHR Says it’s Fine for Employers to Sift Through Workers’ Online Communications

Most of us raised our eyebrows, tutted and shook our heads when we heard about the Daily Telegraph’s weird employee-monitoring tools, though a ruling made by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) this week could see even more invasive measures introduced by employers. Read More >>

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Telegraph Slapped on the Wrist After Breaking Rules With ‘Vote Conservative’ Email

The Telegraph has been hit with a £30,000 fine, after calling on email subscribers to vote Conservative in a message sent on election day. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says Telegraph Media Group broke marketing rules and “crossed a line” with the message, though the last-minute nature of the update and a general lack of complaints mean the publication has got off rather lightly. Read More >>

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10 Years of David Cameron: Tech, Science and Privacy Under the Conservative Prime Minister

It's been 10 years since David Cameron won the leadership of the Conservative Party. In that time has Cameron been a friend to science and technology? Is the Prime Minister respectful of our civil liberties or does he want to spy on us? Looking at the matters closest to Gizmodo's heart, James O'Malley puts Cameron's leadership under the microscope. Read More >> Read More >>

politics
Here’s the Hilary Benn Syria Speech Transcript in Full

Following an intense, highly charged day of debate, Parliament last night voted in favour of bombing Syria, with the first air strikes against so-called Islamic State (IS), widely referred to as Daesh in the parliamentary talks, taking place around an hour after the results came in. '#SyriaVote' has dominated the UK's top Twitter trends over the course of the week, with the British Twitter public largely opposed to the politicians’ decision. Read More >>

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Apple Boss Says David Cameron’s Investigatory Powers Bill Will Actually Help Terrorists

Tim Cook has torn into (not literally) the draft Investigatory Powers bill, saying it will actually help cybercriminals, rather than hold them back. Apple’s CEO, who recently decided to position himself as a defender of freedom, reckons the government doesn’t actually realise how terrible the consequences of its proposed new laws will be. Read More >>

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David Cameron Embroiled in ‘PoppyGate’ Photoshop Shitstorm (And it Probably Wasn’t His Fault)

David Cameron, Pride of Britain, Ultimate Patriot, found himself in a bit of a pickle last night. Though he (probably) wasn’t actually at fault, his representatives certainly were. They uploaded a very-obviously-doctored picture of The Great Man to the official 10 Downing Street Facebook page, and caused more than a bit of a stir. Read More >>

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David Cameron is Forcing Google and Facebook to Care Even Less About Your Privacy

It’s happening. Despite how outrageously heavy-handed it sounds, it looks like web companies will, by law, have to provide our unencrypted data to the police and Secret Service whenever it’s requested. The revised Investigatory Powers Bill will be unveiled on Wednesday, and declares it illegal for companies such as Google, Apple and Facebook to keep our browsing histories, messages and pictures private. Read More >>

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Young People Getting Poorer and Old People Getting Richer, Thanks to David Cameron

The British youth is quickly becoming a ‘new economic underclass’, while older people get wealthier, according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Not only do youngsters have a poorer chance of securing a job, but those already in work, who saw their pay fall during the economic downturn, are apparently also the least likely to have felt any positive effects since the recovery. Read More >>

politics
David Cameron Targets Peace Through Internet Control and Having Parents Accuse their Kids of Terrorism

David Cameron’s set to reaffirm that he’s fighting ‘the good fight’ by introducing a bunch of new counter-terrorism measures later today. The Prime Minister’s new policies will target potential extremists, and will no doubt also affect and offend a huge bunch of completely innocent individuals. Read More >>

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David Cameron Believes You Should be Snooped On (Even if You Obey the Law)

“For too long, we have been a passively tolerant society, saying to our citizens 'as long as you obey the law, we will leave you alone'. It's often meant we have stood neutral between different values. And that's helped foster a narrative of extremism and grievance. Read More >>

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Meet the @Cameronettes, Twitter’s Unlikely Teenage Tories Who Aren’t Quite What They Seem

Something strange is afoot in British politics: Ed Miliband has become... a heart throb? David Cameron is considered, like, hot? Read More >>

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Liberal Democrats’ Website Error Page Lays the Internet Smackdown on Cameron

The new 404 page on the Liberal Democrats' website is really quite something. The day after TV's first general election showpiece, in which the Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was notably absent, it should certainly raise a chuckle amongst the coalition. Read More >>

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Drunk Joker Phones David Cameron for a Chat About UK Intelligence

An apparently drunk man managed to blag his way to a quick phone chat with the prime minister, after phoning up on a whim and pretending to be the director of spying agency GCHQ. Read More >>