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internet snooping uk

1st February, 2016 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The cross-party Science and Technology Select Committee (House of Commons) has today warned that the Government’s controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) could cost significantly more than claimed and needs to be clearer about what it expects ISPs to actually do.

banned from the internet cross

15th January, 2016 - 7:57 am (12 Comments)

Internet video streaming giant Netflix has finally followed through on last year’s controversial change to their Terms & Conditions by limiting access for broadband subscribers that make use of Proxy Servers or Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which circumvent regional content restrictions.

censorship online

5th January, 2016 - 2:12 pm (1 Comment)

The growing use of controversial Internet filters (censorship) in the United Kingdom is nothing new and many Libraries have implemented them, but a new study suggests that this approach could be damaging public access to the very information that libraries are supposed to provide.

website hyperlink link secure

21st December, 2015 - 2:14 pm (2 Comments)

The Internet Engineering Steering Group, which is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, has approved the HTTP Status Code 451 (“Unavailable For Legal Reasons“) for use on websites / servers that have been blocked by a legal demand.

sky_broadband_sheild

21st December, 2015 - 10:16 am (2 Comments)

In a controversial move Sky Broadband has today announced that all new UK subscribers will soon have network-level filtering enabled by default when they sign-up (i.e. Parental Controls that block access to “adult” websites).

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16th December, 2015 - 1:48 pm (6 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom has revealed that the vast majority of fixed line home broadband ISP subscribers have, after being given an “enforced” choice, chosen not to implement their provider’s network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which are designed to block adult websites (porn etc.).

banned from the internet cross

25th November, 2015 - 9:12 am (1 Comment)

Mobile operator EE has threatened to become one of the first Internet access providers to introduce a controversial network-level blocking system against website adverts, which has sparked a debate about the quality of advertising and raised questions over how far ISPs should intrude online.

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11th November, 2015 - 2:17 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has budgeted around £175 million+ over 10 years to cover the cost of storing everyone’s Internet records as part of their controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (details), but MPs have been warned by ISPs that this might not even come close to covering the actual costs.

internet uk spying and monitoring

4th November, 2015 - 2:43 pm (10 Comments)

The Home Office has published the first draft of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, which marks the third attempt to expand the United Kingdom’s Internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into logging a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity; irrespective of whether or not you’ve committed a crime.

internet_and_computer_law

2nd November, 2015 - 8:38 am (11 Comments)

Later this week the Government will finally publish their third attempt to enhance the Internet snooping capabilities of our country’s security services, but there’s growing confusion between the mass media and politicians over what will actually be announced.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

28th October, 2015 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that they’re considering the introduction of a “domestic law” that could prevent Europe’s new Net Neutrality rules from overriding their policy of requiring all of the United Kingdom’s major broadband ISPs to block adult Internet content.

youtube_fail

7th August, 2015 - 11:13 am (6 Comments)

The Sky News TV channel, specifically its official YouTube based live video stream, was taken down last night following a complaint by FOX News in what appears to be the latest example of overzealous automated copyright linked Internet stupidity. On top of that Fox, which shares its parent company with Sky, also managed to screw up its own stream. Doh.

sky_broadband_sheild

14th July, 2015 - 8:56 am (4 Comments)

A new report claims that around 7 out of 10 Sky Broadband customers have enabled the ISPs network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which was enforcedly introduced last year by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes. Sadly it doesn’t always work as intended.

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9th July, 2015 - 2:02 pm (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has warned that Europe’s attempts to introduce a new Digital Single Market strategy by the end of 2016, which covers everything from tackling “illegal” Internet content to boosting investment in faster broadband or mobile networks, is in “serious danger” of missing its target.

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