Media coverage of UK riots
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Police accessed BlackBerry messages to thwart planned riots

Police accessed BlackBerry messages to thwart planned riots | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
Detectives made breakthrough hours ahead of planned attacks in capital after scouring mobile phones of people who had been arrested during riots...

 

Scotland Yard stopped planned attacks by rioters on iconic sites across London hours before they were to take place after they managed to "break into" encrypted social messaging sites, it has emerged.

 

Attacks on the Olympics site, upmarket stores in Oxford circus and the two Westfield shopping centres in east and west London were plotted using BlackBerry Messenger.

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Save our social media! Stop cut offs and close downs

Save our social media! Stop cut offs and close downs | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it

E petition from the Open Rights Group

 

"The Government is focusing on entirely the wrong problem in trying to increase their powers to ban, block or monitor people's communications. Social networks like Twitter are used for a huge array of positive purposes such as warnings of danger and organising clean up projects. Blanket surveillance measures of private communications or increased powers to mine users data would undermine people's freedom to communicate in very damaging ways, and would in no way address the problems at hand. Making laws in haste, with limited analysis and information, to deal with an exceptional problem is likely to create unbalanced laws and abuses of our rights."

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Riots in the UK: Thursday’s regional newspaper front pages

Riots in the UK: Thursday’s regional newspaper front pages | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
Thursday's front pages revealed just how far the riots - or the fear of the riots - had spread.

Thursday is publication day for many weekly newspapers, and in London in particular, many weeklies...
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Two more arrested over attempts to incite riots in Wales - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

Two more arrested over attempts to incite riots in Wales - Wales News - News - WalesOnline | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
Two more young people have been arrested over alleged attempts to incite rioting in Wales.
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UK riots aftermath: live updates

UK riots aftermath: live updates | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
• IPCC admits it may have misled media over shooting • IPCC admits it may have misled media over shooting • Police hit back at criticism of tactics by David Cameron • Man arrested on suspicion of murdering Ealing pensioner...
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U.K. riots give big boost to local media

U.K. riots give big boost to local media | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
Read 'U.K. riots give big boost to local media' from our blog The Cutline on Yahoo! News. The riots that have convulsed the streets of London and other U.K.

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UK riots: the list of magistrate cases and convictions so far

UK riots: the list of magistrate cases and convictions so far | Media coverage of UK riots | Scoop.it
Who is ending up in the magistrates courts accused of riot-related offences?
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