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Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ

channel4.com — Cable and Wireless even went as far as providing traffic from a rival foreign communications company, handing information sent by millions of internet users worldwide over to spies. The firm, which was bought by Vodafone in July 2012, was part of a programme called Mastering the Internet, under which British spies used private companies to help them gather and store swathes of internet traffic; a quarter of which passes through the UK.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @Channel4News: Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ | Plus - former GCHQ head walks out of live interview: bit.ly/11HyiNT

Nov 20, 2014

Mastering the Internet: #GCHQ used companies to harvest data. #Snowden dox show access continued once Voda bought C&W channel4.com/news/spy-cable…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @geoffwhite247: Were you a Cable&Wireless customer in Feb 2009? If so, the company you were paying had a full-time #GCHQ employee: http:…

Nov 20, 2014

#Vodafone tells #c4news it only gives cust data to #GCHQ with a warrant, but can't talk about warrants specifics channel4.com/news/spy-cable…

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FrackCheck: is it safe to drill for shale gas?

blogs.channel4.com — Chemicals giant Ineos says it plans to plough £640m in shale gas exploration, a move that could make the company the biggest player in the hugely controversial business of "fracking" for fossil fuels. The investment has been seen as a vote of confidence in the UK's shale extraction industry, which is still in its infancy despite being heavily backed by the current government.

‘Triads’ behind spike in Hong Kong protest violence, gang leader claims

blogs.channel4.com — 'Triads' behind spike in Hong Kong protest violence, gang leader says A triad gang-leader tells me that the Hong Kong student protestors were infiltrated by agent provocateurs. The leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement also criticised the violent actions of those who attempted to break into the legislative assembly yesterday.

RBS fined over IT fiasco - video

channel4.com — RBS is fined £56m for an IT problem that left one in ten locked out of their accounts. The regulators who imposed the fine say it's big enough to make the bank "sit up and take notice".
Nov 20, 2014

Are banks getting round EU bonus cap by paying top bods a 'fixed allowance' instead? My interview with RBS exec here bit.ly/1F8bJQE

Snowfall in New York state - watch a timelapse video

channel4.com — Western New York state is braced for even more snow, after freakish weather in recent days killed at least seven people.

Muslim faith schools 'may be vulnerable to radicalisation'

channel4.com — The report, due to be published on Friday, also finds a Church of England secondary school failed to safeguard pupils against Islamic extremism. An Ofsted memo to the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan - seen by Channel 4 News - finds "serious concerns" over the seven schools in east London.
Nov 20, 2014

Retweeting a few reactions to our Ofsted and extremism story - NOT necessarily my opinions! channel4.com/news/ofsted-mu…

Black Mirror - Episode Guide - Channel 4

channel4.com — International Emmy winner Black Mirror, written by Charlie Brooker, returns with three new films. Each story is in turn, disarming, suspenseful and darkly satirical, exploring our modern reality.

Blackmail, protection, money laundering: funding Golden Dawn

channel4.com — In the run up to the trials of some of the leaders of Golden Dawn, information showing that the party funded itself through protection rings, blackmail, trafficking and off-shore money laundering has come to light in a series of documents unearthed by prosecutors in their investigation and seen by Channel 4 News.
Nov 20, 2014

"They created battalions against their political opponents, and then they rented them out, to whoever" channel4.com/news/blackmail… @Channel4News

Nov 20, 2014

RT @YiannisBab: How the Golden Dawn was funded by shipowners to attack unions, hid the money in offshores and more for @Channel4News channel4.com/news/blackmail…

Nov 20, 2014

How the Golden Dawn was funded by shipowners to attack unions, hid the money in offshores and more for @Channel4News channel4.com/news/blackmail…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @paulmasonnews: Golden Dawn funded by Greek shipping bosses, attacked shipping unions. Investigation by @YiannisBab for C4 - channel4.com/news/blackmail…

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Webcam hackers 'spying inside homes'

channel4.com — The Russian-based website contains thousands of live feeds from baby monitors, computer webcams and CCTV cameras. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has urged people to upgrade their passwords to protect themselves from hackers. The website is thought to feature almost 500 live feeds from homes and businesses across the UK, including a gym in Manchester, a bedroom in Birmingham, and an office in Leicester.
Nov 20, 2014

Quick! Everyone get more paranoid! RT @Channel4News: Webcam hackers 'spying inside British homes' bit.ly/1qxczDB #C4news

Internal audit into Boris's �1bn Chinese property deal

channel4.com — The audit follows the Channel 4 News investigation into the developer, ABP, which raised questions over whether the company was given favourable treatment during the tender process and also about the developer's human rights record in China.

Half seeking help with homelessness are under 25

channel4.com — The memories of our youth usually revolve around remembering our "first times". Do you remember the first music album you bought, the first time you went to a festival or even the first time you stayed out all night without telling your parents?

The truth about low-pay Britain

blogs.channel4.com — The truth about low-pay Britain Just when the media were starting to get all breathless about the "recovery" in real wages, the government's gone and released data showing how truly and devastatingly low pay has become. In fact, because inflation has risen faster, it means real earnings have fallen by 1.6 per cent over the year.
Nov 19, 2014

Want to avoid the wage squeeze? Don't be a thesp in London, do oil in Scotland... bit.ly/1yoV4o6

Who earns more than me? - new figures

channel4.com — The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has created interactive tools that allow you to delve into the closed world of other people's salaries and discover who earns the most and who takes home the least. The ONS has also published figures on life expectancy showing where people live longest.

Snow joke: 4 feet of snow in one day in US

blogs.channel4.com — Snow joke: 4 feet of snow in one day in US Here in the UK, a mere 4 inches of snow can send the country into chaos. But imagine this: 4 feet of snow - falling in just one day.

I’ve worn the same suit for a fortnight - but not deliberately

blogs.channel4.com — I've worn the same suit for a fortnight - but not deliberately News that one of my fellow male presenters in Australia managed to wear the same suit for a year without anyone noticing, while his unfortunate female cohort worked her way through thousands of pounds' worth of couture, has set me thinking about my own wardrobe.
Nov 18, 2014

In the UK, news host @jonsnowC4 follows @karlstefanovic's lead by wearing the same suit for - wait for it - 2 weeks! blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/karl-…

Nov 18, 2014

RT @jonsnowC4: Newsman in Oz wears same suit for a year out of sympathy with female cohort: So what about my suits? See Snowblog: bit.ly/1wSncxn

Nov 18, 2014

RT @jonsnowC4: Newsman in Oz wears same suit for a year out of sympathy with female cohort: So what about my suits? See Snowblog: bit.ly/1wSncxn

Nov 18, 2014

RT @jonsnowC4: JON SNOW I’ve worn the same suit for a fortnight - but not deliberately #c4news @jonsnowC4 bit.ly/1wSncxn

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Woolly Mammoth autopsy results revealed

channel4.com — In May 2013, a team of international scientists unearthed the remains of a mammoth in the furthest reaches of northern Siberia. This discovery of a mammoth with the best preserved flesh yet (three legs, most of the body, some of the head and even the trunk survived in extraordinary condition) has quickened the pace of one of the most ambitious and controversial projects in science - the cloning of the woolly mammoth.

Hong Kong protests at a crossroads as authorities close in

blogs.channel4.com — Hong Kong protests at a crossroads as authorities close in The very nature of Hong Kong's long running pro-democracy protest has changed and it only took ten or so minutes to do it. At one o'clock this morning, several dozen demonstrators threw rocks and rammed metal barriers against the glass exterior of the territory's legislative council building.

Hong Kong: last stand for the student protesters?

blogs.channel4.com — Honk Kong protests: 'There will be violence, but not today' It doesn't feel like a moment in history. It feels like time to get up. The central protest site, better known as Admiralty, is beginning to stir. I can hear rustling in tents, people reaching for their toothbrushes, as the sun begins to poke behind the skyscrapers in downtown Hong Kong.

'Why I pay for sex'

channel4.com — Eleven per cent of males surveyed reported that they had paid for sex. The most likely to pay were 25 to 34-year-old males in managerial or professional jobs. The proportion of women who reported paying for sex was around 0.1 per cent.
Nov 18, 2014

The amount this guy is kidding himself here is hilarious. If you don't agree with prostitution, why get involved? channel4.com/news/why-do-br…