December 2010

Firms warned over cyber attacks

Companies are leaving themselves vulnerable to the "growing menace" of cyber attack, according to a new report.Although 82 per cent of big British companies agreed that cyber criminals were innovating faster than businesses, 94 per cent were confident thei ...

Wikileaks treated like terrorist group

Financial journalist Nick Kochan explains that whoever is masterminding the economic suffocation of Wikileaks is using the same tactics as those who target terrorist groups. Wikileaks’ publication of sensitive diplomatic correspondence has been greeted by ...

Africa's social media revolution

Lost in the excitement about Africans' enthusiastic embrace of mobile phones is the growing use of those phones to access the internet - particularly YouTube, Facebook and other social media sites, writes André-Michel Essoungou.In the mid-1990s, as the use ...

Black unsung hero celebrated by music star

 Internationally acclaimed jazz musician Courney Pine was the star act at a fundraising concert for a forgotten Black heroine who nursed British troops in Russia more than a hundred years ago.Pine paid a moving tribute to Jamaican-born Mary Seacole, w ...

Student rebellion goes on after defeat by MPs

 Student protestors tonight attacked the British Treasury building in London, chanting: "Give us our money back." The-Latest saw them angrily hurl missiles at riot police who repeated baton charged the demonstrators, causing injuries. I saw a tal ...
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Mass student protests outside Houses of Parliament

Over 30,000 students marched to Parliament today in the UK as a powerful protest against the planned tripling of tuition fees and the creation of a market in education. They were joined by education workers, trades unionists and other supporters.Some prote ...

Mayor slammed for ducking fees hike issue

London Mayor Boris Johnson has been attacked for refusing to say whether or  not he supports the government's planned controversial rise in university tuition fees.Contacted by The-Latest, the Mayor's office issued a statement from a spokesperson who ...

Rush to smear rape accuser of Wikileaks 'hero'

Kate Harding You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to find the timing of Interpol's warrant for the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who turned himself in to British authorities yesterday, curious.The charges - "one count of unlawful c ...
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Student occupation of Cambridge university

Black students denied access to Oxbridge

Thomas L Blair It’s a scandal. In all the talk of widening participation, the boffins at Oxbridge have never acknowledged and implemented the proposals of the 1990s Black-led student associations in their academic backyards.These were the Oxford Access ...

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