A City high-flyer who is thought to be Britain’s biggest fare dodger after avoiding paying £43,000 in train tickets on his daily commute has finally been unmasked.
Investment executive Jonathan Burrows, 44, had hoped to keep his name out of the public eye and avoid prosecution by quickly reimbursing Southeastern trains the full amount in unpaid tickets, accrued over five years, within three days of being caught.
Mr Burrows hit the headlines in April as the then unnamed man who was caught by a ticket inspector swiping through the ticket barriers with his pre-paid Oyster travel card last November, failing to pay the full £21.50 rail fare on his daily commute from his East Sussex home to London.
A political battle has broken out on Wikipedia over an entry relating to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, with the Russian government reportedly removing sections which accuse it of providing “terrorists” with missiles that were used to down the civilian airliner.
A Twitter bot which monitors edits made to the online encyclopaedia from Russian government IP addresses (unique numbers relating to certain computers or networks) has spotted that changes are being made to a page relating to the crash.
It appears that an internet user from within the All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK) changed a Russian language version of a page listing civil aviation accidents to say that “The plane [flight MH17] was shot down by Ukrainian soldiers”.
With magazine and newspaper subscriptions and sales falling every month, more and more people are getting all of their news exclusively online - and with our phones and tablets with us every day of the year, what better way to consume all that news than with the sharp, vibrant screen of the smartphone?
Long before Nokia took up residence at Microsoft and became enamored with Windows Phone, the company had another mobile OS to care for: Symbian. For a while, it was the most widely used smartphone OS in the world, and according to a Finnish TV station, being its custodian was no easy task: In 2007 Nokia apparently paid several million euros to keep its encryption key private. MTV News (no, not that MTV) reports that criminals threatened to release the encryption key into the wild, potentially opening the OS to attacks and malware by unsavory programmers.