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MoD’s ex-head of cyber security: UK is open target to China

UK risks security by buying technology from China’s Huawei, warns former general By Naomi Scherbel-Ball | 22 October 2012 Britain is allowing Chinese telecoms giant Huawei too much access to its communications systems, warns the Ministry of Defence’s former head of cyber security. Major General Jonathan Shaw, former assistant chief of defence staff, issued the stark warning in […]

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French election leaves thousands of expats unable to vote

Software problems plague voting in France’s first ‘online election’ for MPs By Naomi Scherbel-Ball | 15 June 2012 “This is a real scandal…. At this rate, we shall receive the online codes we need to vote by Christmas. Long live democracy!” – French expat voter Computer hitches prevented thousands of French people who live abroad from voting in […]

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Cheap UK prison labour force to double in 10 years

Prisons to raise £132m a year as inmates are paid below national minimum wage By Naomi Scherbel-Ball | 26 April 2012 Ministers are planning to double the size of the UK’s cheap prison workforce to 19,000 inmates within 10 years. Exaro revealed last week how thousands of UK prisoners are being used as cheap labour by companies. They are […]

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Companies hire ‘slave’ labour at UK prisons

Revealed: how businesses legally pay prisoners below national minimum wage By Naomi Scherbel-Ball | 18 April 2012 Thousands of UK prisoners are being used as cheap labour by companies. They are typically being paid less than the minimum wage – as little as 22p an hour – prompting fears that the practice costs ordinary people’s jobs. Exaro obtained […]