writes: The UK Government today launched the "Your Freedom" website, headed by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, to "identify laws that should be repealed" (read more on the BBC).
In a recent tweet, Police State UK pointed out an article in the New Statesman which appeals for people to call on the Government to repeal the ill thought out Digital Economy Act that was rushed through Parliament without sufficient scrutiny.
While part of the Act is regarding the digital TV switchover, other sections allow for users to be restricted or disconnected from the Internet at the behest of copyright owners, which goes against the principle of "innocent until proven guilty" that has been in place since the Magna Carta.Link to Original Source
writes: Intel has been fined a record 1.06 billion euros ($1.45 billion / £948 million) after being found guilty of anti-competitive practices. This makes Microsoft's 497 million euro fine in 2004 (which was a record at the time) seem like a slap on the hand. Reports had previously suggested that the fine would be similar to Microsoft's. Intel was charged (among other things) with discouraging manufacturers and retailers to purchase fewer, or actively not stock, AMD processors. More details of the ruling are European Commission's website.Link to Original Source