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Britain shuts down UFO-hunting unit

The British government has shut a unit which has investigated UFO sightings for more than 50 years, judging its resources better spent on more earthly threats, it said Friday.

Dec 04, 2009
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British government backs down over database plan

(AP) -- The British government said Monday it wants communications companies to keep records of every phone call, e-mail and Web site visit made in the country. But it has decided not to set up a national database of the ...

Apr 27, 2009
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Twitter hack exposes Africa's cyber weaknesses

Hackers have claimed the scalp of the South African Ministry of State Security's Twitter account, underlining concerns that Africa may be the soft underbelly of global cyber security.

Mar 06, 2013
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UK police say they won't charge hacker

(AP)—British authorities opted Friday not to charge a computer hacker who waged a decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. for breaking into military computers.

Dec 14, 2012
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