Noon News: UK Police Launch National Database, Google Goes Greener, Ryan Cleary Charged For National Police Website Hack

The UK police have introduced a new computer system that will allow various UK law enforcement and intelligence agencies to share intelligence on over 15 million people, new reports confirmed. The move follows a recommendation from the Bichard Inquiry, which emphasised the need for a National Police Database, following the horrifying Soham murders back in 2002.

Furthering its commitment to green energy, Google is planning to invest $102 million in a wind farm project in the United States to become one of the biggest clean energy investors in the world. The Mountain View, California based web search engine announced on Wednesday morning that it will invest $102 million in to the Alta Wind Energy Center being built by Terra-Gen Power, Forbes reports. Google also announced the investment in its Green blog.

UK law and enforcement agencies have charged a 19 year old for allegedly attacking and taking down the website of a national police unit using a botnet. The Metropolitan Police Central e-Crime unit arrested the alleged hacker Ryan Cleary on Monday. According to a leading security expert from the UK, the arrest and subsequent seizure of Cleary’s computer may lead the authorities to members of the infamous hacker group LulzSec.

Lytro has unveiled a new camera designed to give people the ability to refocus their photographs even after the photo has been taken. Lytro is an emerging company in the US, who made this camera in an effort to make ground breaking changes to the photography industry with its “light field” cameras, scheduled to hit the market sometime this year.

Apple may soon undergo tough scrutiny from Indian regulators for alleged anti-competitive practices involving the sale of iPhones inside the country. According to a Competition Commission of India official, a case was filed with the regulatory board against Apple almost a month back. The complaint stated that Apple was violating competition laws within the country by choosing to work with only two mobile operators when selling the iPhone 4.

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