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Piracy

Submission + - UK P2P lawsuit firm faces big fine after data leak (bbc.co.uk)

evilandi writes: "The BBC have reported that ACS:Law, who have been sending legal letters to account holders of UK IPs suspected of illegal peer-to-peer file sharing, have been themselves threatened with a GBP500,000 (US$800,000) fine for data privacy breaches after ACS' own list of around 5,000 suspected porn film file sharers leaked onto 4Chan and The Pirate Bay."
Government

Submission + - GCHQ to recruit via Xbox (bit-tech.net)

evilandi writes: "According to the Guardian, in an odd shadow of Stargate Universe and countless other sci-fi-organisation-recruits-gamers B-movie plotlines, the UK's GCHQ covert communications interception base is advertising for recruits via Xbox Live. A well-spoken lady in a grey suit said that "many potential candidates remain unaware of GCHQ and what we do. Using video on Xbox LIVE helps carry our message to the right people in a creative and innovative manner""

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