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Novell Autocomplete Failure or Human Failure Leaks Confidential UK Database

http://techrights.org

Policemen in the UK are left red-faced after a software screwup - caused in part by the user - which compromised the privacy of many people

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Massive New Migration to Free Software in French Authorities; Gendarmerie Should Delete Mono

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French Directorate General of Public Finance dumps Microsoft software; The French Gendarmerie should remove Mono from Ubuntu

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Netherlands: Police forces to use open source software 'where possible'

http://www.metamorphosis.org.mk

The Dutch police force will move to open source wherever that is possible, but not exclusively, a spokesperson said this week, correcting a statement published by Linux distributor Red Hat a week ago.

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Dutch police go open source

http://www.dutchdailynews.com

The Dutch police are going for an open source solution. Today, Red Hat, the leader in open source solutions, announced that the Dutch Police cooperation “voorziening tot samenwerking Politie Nederland” (vtsPN) has selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL 5) and Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite Server to manage the rollout of the Linux based systems, to make it easier, faster and more scalable.

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Police expert calls for open source data tools

http://www.zdnetasia.com

Police data systems should be based on open source software, according to a data expert working with law enforcement.

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French Gendarmes Rely on Ubuntu

http://www.linux-magazine.com

According to Lieutenant-Colonel Xavier Guimard's calculations, the French police plans to save $50 million in switching from Windows to Ubuntu.

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Are You Being Served

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An Indymedia server was seized by police in Manchester. This comes after somebody had posted the address of the judge in the SHAC trial on Indymedia, leading to Kent Police requesting that the IP address of their author be divulged. Because Indymedia don’t log the IP addresses of people publishing on it, they couldn’t help police with their enquiries.

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Another Reason to Run GNU/Linux...

http://opendotdotdot.blogspot.com

...And a pretty important one: "The Home Office has quietly adopted a new plan to allow police across Britain routinely to hack into people’s personal computers without a warrant." So why might GNU/Linux help? Well...

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German police union wants Linux instead of Windows

http://wolfgang.lonien.de

The Berlin-based union of the German police issued a press release two days ago, where they said that their “Poliks” system to handle reports isn’t stable and reliable enough. Taking up a report into that system often would take between 30 and 90 minutes, which would be awkward. Also, the 73 million Euro system would crash far too often.

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Swedish police save the equivalent of 400 new police cars by switching to MySQL

http://theworldofapenguin.blogspot.com

[Swedish] government officials project IT savings amounting to 50 percent within the next five years – approximately the cost of 400 fully-equipped police cars

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Blender animations help prevent crime in Britain

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The Avon and Somerset Constabulary in Great Britain uses animations created with the open source tool Blender to help citizens understand how to protect their vehicles and possessions from theft.

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