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National security journalism just became a national security threat

Six years ago, British intelligence officers walked into the offices of The Guardian newspaper in London and demanded its staff destroy computers they believed stored highly classified documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. In the basement of the newspaper’s offices, editors used angle-grinders and drills to destroy the computers in an effort to render ...

The Oliver Twist workhouse is becoming a block of luxury flats with a “poor door”

The incredible human misery on display at the workhouse attached to central London's Middlesex Hospital inspired Charles Dickens to write "Oliver Twist"; now, Camden council has granted a developer permission to develop the site into luxury flats (just in time for the luxury flat crash!), in exchange for a commitment to build some below-market-rent ...

London’s Tube network to switch on wi-fi tracking by default in July

Transport for London will roll out default wi-fi device tracking on the London Underground this summer, following a trial back in 2016. In a press release announcing the move, TfL writes that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on July 8” — while touting additional services, such as improved alerts about delays and congestion, which ...

Rihanna moved to London and British people are basically screaming right now

05.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

The United Kingdom has a new queen, friends.  That queen is called Rihanna.  In an interview with The New York Times, RihRih casually mentioned the fact that moved to London earlier this year. Sorry, what?! In the interview, published on Mo... ...

Identity platform Auth0 raises $103M, pushing its valuation over $1B

Auth0, a 2013-founded identity and authentication platform, has pushed into unicorn territory with a $1 billion valuation after raising $103 million in its latest Series E round. The round was led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from K9 Ventures, Telstra Ventures and several others. In all, Auth0 total funding tops $210 million to date. Auth0 ...

British jury ignores judge and frees self-represented climate activists based on the “necessity defense”

In 2017, climate activists Roger Hallam and David Durant painted the words "divest from oil and gas" on a wall at King’s College London in chalk paint; they were facing £7,000 in fines and up to 18 months in prison, and did not qualify for a legal aid lawyer.

The pair represented themselves in front of ...

Who’s that sassy bird photobombing a London traffic webcam? A deeper look.

05.01.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

A traffic webcam in London has a popular visitor.  Transport for London — the city agency responsible for overseeing public transit in the sprawling metropolis — has 177 live cameras keeping tabs on traffic. A sassy looking bird has ... ...

Uber adds real-time public transport data for London

From today, Uber has added public transport to its app in London, incorporating real-time information on the city’s Underground, Overground, train and bus network, as well as other trams, shuttle, river boat and the DLR’s driverless trains. Last summer the ride-hailing giant was granted a provisional 15-month license to operate in the U.K. capital — ...