UK Police Trial Mobile Fingerprint Scanners Linked to Criminal and Immigration Databases

Police in West Yorkshire, England are rolling out mobile fingerprint scanners to instantly identify criminal suspects and people “experiencing a medical emergency.” 250 mobile devices are being deployed in West Yorkshire and the British government says the tech will come to 20 police departments across the country by…

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British Spies Accused of Gathering Untold Social Media Data on Innocents, 'Unlawfully' Sharing it With Foreign Powers

British spy agencies have collected and shared huge databases of personal and social media information on millions of individuals, and effectively circumvented the investigatory body tasked with surveillance oversight, according to documents newly obtained by Privacy International, a London-based consumer advocacy…

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UK Broadcaster Chastised for Airing Gory Alien Scene Immediately After Saturday Cartoons

When British actor John Hurt passed away in January, news editors around the world quickly started broadcasting clips from the actor’s many iconic roles. But it was maybe not the smartest idea for one of them to air Hurt’s most gory (and memorable) movie moment immediately after kids finished watching Saturday morning…