Daily Archives: August 1, 2007

3 German regions ban smoking

THREE German federal states introduced smoking bans today, after an attempt to create national regulations collapsed in the face of disagreement between states and opposition from the tobacco lobby. Lower Saxony and Baden-Wuerttemberg in the west and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania in … Continue reading

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A supreme government of Europe

The EU Referendum blog has been closely looking at the English version of the EU Constitution reform treaty, repeated here to spread the word. Now that the official English version of the revamped constitution – the so-called “reform” treaty – … Continue reading

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UK Government doesnt have a clue about data security

The U.K. government does not have adequate mechanisms in place to secure data transfer, according to a report prepared on behalf of the Cabinet Office. Government departmental security is in silos, and there are currently no adequate mechanisms in place … Continue reading

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RFID expert shows how to crash Airport readers

A German security researcher who demonstrated last year that he could clone the computer chip in an electronic passport has revealed additional vulnerabilities in the design of the new documents and the inspection systems used to read them. Lukas Grunwald, … Continue reading

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