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How to encrypt your internet communication during a Trump presidency

Last night, the United States elected reality TV judge Donald Trump president. Trump has repeatedly made comments about wanting to surveil mosques and Muslims, about wanting to remove thousands of undocumented immigrants from the country, and and even about building literal walls to keep people out …

Privacy

Teenagers sentenced to at least 20 years for Spalding murders

Judge says explanation for 14-year-old boy and girl’s stabbing of mother and daughter lies in ‘toxic’ relationship and immaturity<p>A girl and boy aged 15 have been sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in detention for murdering a mother and daughter as they slept in their beds.<p>The teenagers, who cannot …

Explosion hits offices of governor in southeastern Turkey

Rescue workers have been dispacted to the offices of a district governor after an attack. This comes as Ankara tightens measures against Kurdish …

U.S. protesters march against Trump presidency for fifth day

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Demonstrators in major U.S. cities took to the streets on Sunday for a fifth straight day to protest President-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign manager said President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton should do more to support a peaceful transition.<p>Following several …

Donald Trump

Brexit by-election: Tory MP Stephen Phillips quits citing 'irreconcilable policy differences with the current Government' over Brexit

Theresa May faces a Brexit by-election after Stephen Phillips QC quit as a Tory MP with immediate effect.<p>He has stepped down because of "irreconcilable policy differences with the current Government".<p>The MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham voted to leave the EU, but has recently called on Mrs May to …

United Kingdom

UK needs further devolution to prevent Brexit anger, says Gordon Brown

Wholesale reform of UK is required to ensure harmful divisions do not deepen, says former prime minister<p>Britain should adopt a more federal structure to guard against discontent turning to anger as standards of living fall after Brexit, says former prime minister Gordon Brown.<p>The senior Labour …

Britain 'At Risk of Cyberattack' as Russia Poses Increased Threat

The growing risk of cyberattacks by foreign governments poses a serious threat to the U.K., two senior British officials warned Tuesday amid …

NHS at risk of cyber attacks, minister says as he warns hackers are 'no longer the stuff of spy thrillers'

The NHS is at risk of cyber attacks, a minister warns today as as he says that hacking is "no longer the stuff of spy thrillers and action movies" but a clear and present threat.<p>Ben Gummer, minister for Cabinet, says in an article for The Telegraph that "large quantities of sensitive data" held by …

Exclusive: 'There will be terrorist attacks in Britain,' says MI5 chief

In the first interview of its kind, Andrew Parker talks to the Guardian about the ‘enduring threat’ to the UK, surveillance and greater public understanding<p>MI5 has its roots in the run-up to the first world war. In 1909, the targets were suspected agents working for German naval intelligence, the …

Uber loses right to classify UK drivers as self-employed

Landmark employment tribunal ruling states firm must also pay drivers national living wage and holiday pay with huge implications for gig economy<p>Uber drivers are not self-employed and should be paid the “national living wage”, a UK employment court has ruled in a landmark case which could affect …

Theresa May's Government Hits Turbulence Over Airport Decision

Brexit might have forced it out of the headlines, but in recent years one of the biggest rows in British politics has been over where to place a …

Justin Bieber walks off stage because Manchester fans weren't 'giving him respect'

Justin Bieber walked off stage during his final concert of three in Manchester on Sunday night, apparently as a protest against fans' incessant screaming.<p>The 22-year-old stopped performing and left the stage after asking fans not to scream and dropping his microphone around 10pm on Sunday, …

Justin Bieber

Google Pixel teardown reveals fixing an iPhone 7 might be easier

It’s only been a week since the big G started shipping its brand new Google Pixel line of smartphones, but iFixit has already managed to take the device apart and document its ins and outs.<p>One of the more interesting takeaways from iFixit’s teardown review is that the Pixel shows “almost zero …

Google Pixel

British lawmakers ask Obama to let hacking suspect face trial in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - A group of 105 British members of parliament (MPs) have asked President Barack Obama to withdraw a warrant for the extradition of an autistic Briton who is accused of hacking high-security U.S. state computers.<p>Lauri Love, 31, who has Asperger's syndrome, is accused of involvement …

Christian bakers lose pro-gay marriage cake discrimination ruling challenge

Christian bakers found to have discriminated against a gay man by refusing to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan have lost their appeal against the ruling.<p>The owners of Belfast-based Ashers declined an order placed by gay activist Gareth Lee, claiming the message was inconsistent with …

LGBTQI

Calais 'Jungle': Thousands of migrants leave as France begins clearing camp

<b>Calais, France (CNN) —</b> French authorities began clearing the "Jungle" refugee camp on Monday, busing out more than 2,000 people by the afternoon as the country readies to raze the patch of wasteland where thousands have made temporary homes.<p>An old hangar in the port city of Calais was converted …

North Africa

More refugee children arrive in UK as Calais camp faces demolition

Officials race to process children before clearance of refugee camp begins on Monday<p>Another 24 refugee children from Calais arrived in the UK on Sunday afternoon as officials race to process as many as possible before demolition of the sprawling camp begins on Monday.<p>They followed the 54 …

Massive cyberattack turned ordinary devices into weapons

A cyberattack that took down large swaths of the internet around the world on Friday was carried out, in part, by unsuspecting devices connected to the internet.<p>Security firm Flashpoint said it believes that digital video recorders and webcams in people's homes were taken over by malware and then, …

CNN

Victory over Isis will stream live on Facebook. But defeat won’t

The war in Iraq is being broadcast 24/7. But don’t think for a moment that the authorities have surrendered their control over the media<p>Some 34 years ago, almost by accident, Britain’s ministry of defence solved the pesky problem that had laid the Pentagon low in Vietnam. What do you do about …

The crew are cutting each other’s throats on Mrs May’s leaking ship

Some senior Tories are behaving as if there is no penalty for advertising their divisions. They are wrong<p>It is the classic <i>Spitting Image</i> sketch of Margaret Thatcher in her pomp. The satirists created a scene in which the rubber puppet of the prime minster sat at a restaurant table surrounded by her …

Asma al-Assad: from Syria's 'desert rose' to 'first lady of hell'

Bashar al-Assad’s wife has spoken about her ‘pain’ at the conflict but few believe she can be oblivious of husband’s brutal regime<p>Her hair was tastefully curled, her makeup flawless and discreet. Asma al-Assad’s tone, too, was impeccably sober when she gave her first television interview in eight …

Conservatives retain David Cameron's Witney seat but huge Lib Dem swing into second 'rattles' party

The Conservatives have held on to David Cameron's old parliamentary seat in Witney, despite seeing their majority slashed by 20,000 after a strong show from the Liberal Democrats.<p>Barrister Robert Courts secured victory over Lib Dem Liz Leffman, but the Tory majority was reduced from more than …

Oxfordshire

Election diary: excusing Trump, (official) secrets of risotto, and Obama the linguist

David Smith chronicles a busy week in a bizarre election year as Republicans scramble to explain away their candidate’s comments and Clinton gets catty<p>There seems no end to the excuses that Republicans can find for Donald Trump’s boasts about groping women. Former Republican candidate Ben Carson …

Elections

Aleppo must be 'cleaned', declares Assad, amid outcry over bloody siege

Syrian president gives unrepentant interview vowing to use shattered city as ‘springboard to push terrorists back to Turkey or kill them’<p>Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, has spoken of “cleaning” the besieged city of Aleppo, where a quarter of a million people are caught under heavy bombardment …

Hampshire schoolgirl found guilty of attempting to murder best friend

Student, then 14, was obsessed with serial killers and had researched fatal stab wounds prior to knife attack on school grounds<p>A schoolgirl obsessed with serial killers and school shootings has been found guilty of the attempted murder of her best friend.<p>A jury at Winchester crown court heard that …

Muslims respond to Donald Trump's debate performance with #muslimsreportstuff

Trump angered Muslims by seeming to suggest that they were the ones responsible for countering the rise of Islamophobia in America<p>Muslims have taken to Twitter to helpfully “report stuff”, following Donald Trump’s response to a question in the second presidential debate about combating rising …

US presidential debate recap: Polls split on whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton won poisonous argument

• <b>Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in poisonous debate</b>• <b><br>Trump threatens Hillary with investigation, prison over emails</b>• <b><br>Trump dismisses Mike Pence's position on Syria, exposing rift</b>• <b><br>Trump holds press conference with four Bill Clinton accusers</b>• <b><br>Who won the second presidential debate?</b><p>Donald Trump, backed into …

Donald Trump

LSE foreign academics told they will not be asked to advise UK on Brexit

Experts question legality under anti-discrimination laws as senior politicians criticise move as ‘baffling’<p>Help fund our journalism by becoming a Guardian supporter<p>Leading foreign academics from the LSE acting as expert advisers to the UK government were told they would not be asked to contribute …

The Guardian view on the Nobel peace prize: give it to Syria’s White Helmets

In Aleppo and elsewhere, 3,000 local volunteers try to rescue the victims of mass bombing raids – at great risk to their own lives. They deserve global recognition<p>When a bomb comes crashing down on a building, leaving devastation in its wake, they rush towards the site instead of towards shelters. …

Future of 4chan uncertain as controversial site faces financial woes

The anonymous message board represents the darkest corners of the internet, but users aren’t ready to say goodbye<p>The anonymous message-board site 4chan has come to represent the darkest corners of internet subculture, rife with the misogyny, web taste and the politically incorrect humor of the …