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U.S. film and music industries roll out new anti-piracy program

A new “copyright alert” system has begun rolling out this week in the United States in an effort to curb online piracy. The system, informally known as “six strikes,” is a voluntary effort of the music and film industries, with the largest Internet service providers participating. The program will use…

UK government to demand access to all phone and internet user data

The British government is in the process of developing a scheme whereby all phone companies and broadband internet providers will be required to store customer transaction data for a year and hand it over to security services upon request. The databases would also include Facebook communications, Twitter posts — including…