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Gareth Corfield

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Rt.Hon. Damian Green,  Conservative MP, attends a constituency meeting on September 17, 2013 in Tenterden, Kent. pic by david fowler/shutterstock (editorial use only)

Ex-cop who 'kept private copies of data' fingers Cabinet Office minister in pr0nz at work claims

Cabinet Office Minister Damian Green has been caught up in a fresh row over his Parliamentary computer habits after the BBC reported that he had porn on his parliamentary PC a decade ago. Neil Lewis, a former Scotland Yard detective specialising in computer investigations, was given a platform by the BBC's morning TV news …
Lauri Love and girlfriend Sylvia Mann outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Pic: Richard Priday

Lauri Love's US extradition appeal judges reserve decision

London's High Court has reserved judgment on the extradition of accused hacker Lauri Love after hearing this morning that his appeal should be granted because conditions in the US prisons he may be sent to are "unconscionable". "For this particular appellant, going to MDC [the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Brooklyn, New …
Gareth Corfield, 30 Nov 2017
Lauri Love. Pic: Courage Foundation

Unfit to plead before a US court? You may face 'indefinite detention'

Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love may be held in indefinite detention in an American prison if US courts find him unfit to enter a plea, the High Court in London was told this afternoon. Love is accused by American prosecutors of hacking into the servers of a variety of US government agencies, including systems used by the US …
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 2017
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Lauri Love appeal: 'If he's dead, no victim's going to get anything'

Accused hacker Lauri Love is at a strong "likelihood of suicide" if extradited to America – and that a formerly anonymous co-defendant was tried at home in Australia is good reason for Love to be treated the same way, defence barrister Edward Fitzgerald QC told the High Court today. Defence barrister Edward Fitzgerald QC told …
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 2017
A British Army Watchkeeper drone lands at Parc Aberporth. Crown copyright

Watchkeeper drones cost taxpayers ONE BEEELLION POUNDS

The British Army's notorious Thales Watchkeeper drones have cost the taxpayer a billion pounds over the past 12 years. The unmanned surveillance aircraft, operated by 47 Regiment, Royal Artillery, from West Wales Airport in Aberporth, have been struck by a series of faults, flaws and crew cockups resulting in a number of …
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 2017
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Accused hacker Lauri Love's extradition appeal begins

Alleged computer hacker Lauri Love’s appeal against extradition from the UK to the US begins this morning at the Royal Courts of Justice in London. United States prosecutors have accused 33-year-old Love of having “carried out a series of cyber attacks against the websites and computer systems” of a list of American government …
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 2017

Researcher: DJI RCE-holes offered me $500 after I found Heartbleed etc on its servers

Updated Chinese drone-maker DJI’s bug bounty programme has been struck with fresh controversy after a security researcher claimed he was offered just $500 for reporting, among others, the years-old Heartbleed vulnerability. Infosec chap Sean Melia – no stranger to bug bounty programmes – said he discovered that DJI’s servers not only …
Gareth Corfield, 28 Nov 2017
Radar screen.Pic: Flickr/NATS Press Office/CC BY-NC

Logicalis lands mega air traffic computer deal. Yes, that Logicalis

Troubled integrator biz Logicalis has scooped itself a contract to supply the UK's main air traffic control firm with key IT infrastructure equipment and services. The new kit will be used as part of NATS' contribution to the Single European Sky Air Traffic Management Research programme (SESAR), which aims to fit more aircraft …
Gareth Corfield, 27 Nov 2017
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Thou shalt use our drone app, UK.gov to tell quadcopter pilots

As Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle announce their engagement today, equally thrilling news is also breaking across Britain: new laws forcing drone operators to register. The new law will make it illegal to fly a drone weighing more than 250 grams unless you have registered with the government and passed various safety …
Gareth Corfield, 27 Nov 2017
The Dragonfire laser turret mockup at DSEI 2017. Pic: MBDA

Military test centre for frikkin' laser cannon opens in Hampshire

British miltech boffinry outfit Qinetiq has opened a testing centre named the Dragonworks for the building and tweaking of giant laser cannon. So named after the Dragonfire weapon which will be its first product, the Dragonworks is located near Farnborough, in the heart of the leafy Home Counties. The facility, which includes …
Gareth Corfield, 24 Nov 2017

Business as usual, says Aruba veep after Meg exits daddy HPE

"No change to Aruba" was veep Morten Illum's public verdict on the news that Meg Whitman was stepping down from the top spot at Aruba's parent company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Aruba Networks was bought out for $3bn back in 2015, HP(E)'s biggest acquisition since the multibillion disaster that was Autonomy. As we revealed …
Gareth Corfield, 24 Nov 2017
HMS Duncan, Type 45 destroyer. Crown copyright

Royal Navy destroyer leaves Middle East due to propeller problems

A Type 45 destroyer has been recalled to Britain with propeller problems, leaving the Royal Navy's traditional "east of Suez" deployment without proper warship cover. As revealed in The Times, HMS Diamond is on her way back to the UK after a propeller problem proved too much for the ship's crew to repair on their own. The …
Gareth Corfield, 23 Nov 2017
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Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

Britons simply don't understand that "public sector broadcasting" is a "good for all society", a Labour MP lamented during a Westminster Hall debate on TV licensing. In spite of the dozen or so MPs who spoke during the 2.5-hour session, the debate managed to almost completely bypass the question of repealing the Telly Tax, as …
Gareth Corfield, 23 Nov 2017
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Apple quietly wheels out 'Voxelnet' driverless car tech paper

Apple researchers have released a paper about a "trainable deep architecture", setting out the fruity firm's plans to make autonomous vehicles better at detecting cyclists and pedestrians. The paper, jointly authored by Apple researchers Yin Zhou and Oncel Tuzel, details a system the pair call Voxelnet. A voxel is a point on a …
Gareth Corfield, 22 Nov 2017
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Possible cut to British F-35 order considered before Parliament

Rising costs might force the UK to reduce its order of F-35 fighter jets, the House of Commons has been told. Lieutenant General Mark Poffley, chief of British military capability, told the Commons Defence Committee that he was "sympathetic" to the idea of reducing Britain's planned order of 138 F-35B jets. The short takeoff …
Gareth Corfield, 22 Nov 2017

London mayor: Self-driving cars? Not without jacked-up taxes, you don't!

London mayor Sadiq Khan has come out against driverless electric cars, telling Parliament that adoption of the vehicles by Londoners could harm government tax revenues, reduce the number of cyclists – and leave questions over who would build the roads. “A move towards new technologies like electric vehicles is likely to reduce …
Gareth Corfield, 22 Nov 2017
The Driven consortium is testing driverless car tech on a Ford Mondeo

Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

Over the weekend, chancellor Philip Hammond boasted that “fully driverless cars” would be on Britain’s roads in four years’ time. Some in the driverless car industry think this is a dangerous fantasy, while more high-profile driverless car software companies are all in favour of it. The chancellor’s announcement was made as …
Gareth Corfield, 21 Nov 2017
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Twitter's blue tick rule changes may lower the sueball barrier

Comment Infamous online cesspit Twitter may have unintentionally made itself easier to sue for the things users write on its site, following recently announced changes to its "blue tick" verification system. Earlier this month Twitter staff used the service's Twitter Support account to declare that its controversial blue tick will now …
Gareth Corfield, 21 Nov 2017
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Another UAV licence price hike? Commercial drone fliers rage over consultation

The Civil Aviation Authority is threatening already squeezed British commercial drone operators with another licence fee hike from April, piling another 40 per cent onto their costs. Drone fliers who make money by selling pictures and videos taken with their drones are furious over the CAA's proposal, which came to light in a …
Gareth Corfield, 20 Nov 2017
HMS Queen Elizabeth approaching Portsmouth for the first time. Crown copyright

New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

Her Majesty the Queen will commission the new British aircraft carrier named after her into Royal Navy service in three weeks – on the anniversary of an infamous naval battle where numerous warships were sunk. On Thursday, December 7, the Queen will formally welcome the 75,000-tonne warship into her fleet. During the last few …
Gareth Corfield, 17 Nov 2017
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Connected and self-driving cars are being sent to Coventry

The UK Autodrive connected car consortium will start practical trials of its connected and autonomous cars on the streets of Coventry, it has declared. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), Ford and Tata Motors European Technical Centre (TMETC), all of which are partners in the project, are trialling a number of connected car features in …
Gareth Corfield, 17 Nov 2017
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Drone maker DJI left its private SSL, firmware keys open to world+dog on GitHub FOR YEARS

Chinese drone maker DJI left the private key for its dot-com's HTTPS certificate exposed on GitHub for up to four years, according to a researcher who gave up with the biz's bug bounty process. DJI also exposed customers' personal information – from flight logs to copies of government ID cards – to the internet from …
Gareth Corfield, 16 Nov 2017

Fear not, driverless car devs, UK.gov won't force you to write Trolley Problem solutions

AEV Bill A new law won't force driverless cars' software developers to explicitly consider the infamous Trolley Problem – but the UK government may later decide to implement something similar. Clive Efford, Labour MP for Eltham, put down what he later described as a "probing amendment" to the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, which …
Gareth Corfield, 16 Nov 2017

DJI bug bounty NDA is 'not signable', say irate infosec researchers

Chinese drone maker DJI faces questions from infosec researchers about its bug bounty programme. Sources have told The Register that a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) they were invited to sign would result in the company "owning their actions". DJI's scheme to pay those that highlight security weaknesses, announced months ago …
Gareth Corfield, 16 Nov 2017
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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

AEV Bill A cyclists' association wants software developers for any "errors" in driverless car software to be "criminally prosecuted" in Blighty. Cycling UK's submission to the Parliamentary committee considering the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill (AEV Bill) also suggested that owners of driverless cars should be liable for …
Gareth Corfield, 16 Nov 2017

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