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UK Gambling Commission Releases Report On Youth Gambling

The United Kingdom’s Gambling Commission has released a report finding that 11% of 11-16 year olds surveyed had participated in some form of gambling. The survey was performed using Ipsos…

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UK Retail Charts: Pokémon Sun & Moon Thwarted By Black Friday Deals

It’s been a long week of Black Friday deals for consumers around the globe, and that’s been reflected in the UK retail video game sales last week. The annual celebration…

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Battlefield 1’s Launch Outsells Battlefield 4 and Hardline Combined

As mostly expected by the rapturous response to Battlefield 1’s reveal, the title is doing extremely well in its first week of sales in the UK, outselling the combined week…

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UK Bill Would Increase Maximum Penalty for Piracy to 10 Years

The British government has introduced the Digital Economy Bill, which would increase the maximum penalty for online copyright infringement to ten years in prison. The government has been considering this…

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British House of Commons Passes Surveillance Bill

The British House of Commons has passed the Investigatory Powers Bill, with support from the Conservative Party and the Labour Party. MPs from the Scottish National Party and other smaller…

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UK Bill Would Criminalize Notifying Customers of Government Surveillance

Some tech companies will inform users if law enforcement makes a request to turn over their data. Twitter, for example, has a policy that they will inform users of any…

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UK Considers Increased Sentence for Piracy, Forbids CD Ripping

The United Kingdom has continued a crackdown on people who download content illegally, but it may have effects on how you use your personal files. After recommendations by the UK…

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UK Quietly Passes Law to Legalize Privacy Intrusions

Privacy international has challenged the government of the UK over the GCHQ’s hacking operations. Privacy International contends that those hacking operations are illegal under the Computer  Misuse Act(CMA) and also…

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UK Teachers Tell Parents What Games Their Children Can Play

In another misguided attempt to fight the evils of video games, teachers in the UK have decided to dictate to parents what video games their children can play, and threaten…

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UK Chancellor Proposes 25% Google Tax

In an effort to counter multinational companies, like Google, who use legal loopholes to avoid paying taxes, British Chancellor George Osborne has proposed a new tax which would take 25%…