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The Telephone Preference Service is a failure and needs to be replaced or given stronger powers.

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Glasgow City Council fined £150,000 after losing personal information for more than 20,000 people

The laptops had not been encrypted, to stop them being read by unauthorised users

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Top internet companies - including Google and Facebook - write to Home Secretary Theresa May expressing concern about 'snooper's charter'

Companies say storage and use of users' online data is still 'highly contentious'

UK immigration continues to fall as overseas student numbers shrink

Government could still meet its net migration target by the 2015 election

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As the EDL lace up their heavy-set boots and head for the streets of Woolwich, their leader, metaphorically carrying with him his long list of criminal convictions, will be preparing his fascist propaganda.

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You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots

Staff memo warns that signing letter airing safety fears would be ‘gross misconduct’

Sean Rigg: The musician died after officers used ‘unsuitable force’ on him

IPCC to re-examine custody death of Sean Rigg as review criticises initial investigation

Police officers who used “unsuitable force” to restrain a schizophrenic man who died in custody face further scrutiny after a review criticised the police watchdog for failures in its initial investigation.

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LulzSec hackers sentenced for sophisticated global cyber-attacks

Two jailed, another sent to young offenders unit and fourth handed suspended sentence

Saudi Arabian man brought pressure cooker into US to make food - not bombs, says lawyer

A Saudi Arabian man arrested in the US after a pressure cooker was discovered in his suitcase knew nothing about the device's use in the Boston Marathon bombings, his lawyer said.

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A Greek far-right MP has reportedly accidentally struck a 12-year-old girl in an apparent attempt to attack the mayor of Athens.

People attending terror training camps will be barred from holding passport, says Theresa May

People who attend terror training camps abroad will be barred from holding a British passport, the Home Secretary announced today.

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh, Brad Haddin of Australia, Australian captain Michael Clarke, and former Australian captain Mark Taylor

Brad Haddin calls for unity in Australia squad ahead of the Ashes

Wicketkeeper replaces Shane Watson as Michael Clarke's deputy

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Raped, beaten, and enslaved for years – and handed back to her tormentors when she went to beg police for help

A modern-day slave passed between three middle-class families during years of horrific abuse is suing a police force that returned her to one of her tormentors.

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