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banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

20th April, 2016 - 2:13 pm (4 Comments)

A new study of nearly 60,000 Internet users in the United Kingdom has examined whether the 2014 block of 53 pirate websites (copyright infringement) by the largest broadband ISPs had a positive outcome for legal content. The results suggest that it did, although there may be diminishing returns for future blocks.

internet snooping uk

4th April, 2016 - 10:53 am (9 Comments)

The UK Labour Party has today set out a list of changes that it would like to see being made to the controversial Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which aims to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of your online activity and to then share it with the security services.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

15th March, 2016 - 8:40 am (0 Comments)

The Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, which among other things aims to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of your online activity and to then share it with the security services, will today receive its second reading and the battle lines have already been firmly drawn.

internet uk spying and monitoring

1st March, 2016 - 3:50 pm (9 Comments)

After receiving strong criticism from three major reports, the Government has today appeared to rush out a revised draft of their controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which hopes to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a much bigger slice of your online activity.

internet law uk

25th February, 2016 - 9:38 am (9 Comments)

Several major broadband ISPs including BT, Sky Broadband, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media will in April go to the Court of Appeal (London) in order to argue against a 2014 ruling by the High Court, which extended court ordered website blocks to include sites that sell counterfeit goods (abuse of Trade Mark).

computer_internet_error

23rd February, 2016 - 2:02 pm (3 Comments)

Broadband customers of BT, EE, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are allegedly still able to directly access (i.e. no Proxy or VPN required) some of the Internet’s most prolific piracy websites (copyright infringement) simply by typing https:// in front of the domain instead of http://.

three uk mobile broadband

19th February, 2016 - 1:33 pm (7 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has become one of the first providers in the country to announce the future roll-out of a new network-level ad blocking technology, which is the result of a collaboration with Shine Technologies that will focus upon tackling data hungry and overly intrusive adverts.

blocked_uk_website_parental_control

16th February, 2016 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

The government has launched a new consultation on proposals that would require “all” pornographic Internet content providers (e.g. websites) to introduce Age Verification Systems, with the hope being that this would prevent vulnerable children from accessing potentially damaging material. But children will probably find a way around it.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

11th February, 2016 - 10:25 am (6 Comments)

The cross-party Joint Committee, which was setup to review the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) that aims to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a bigger slice of your Internet activity, has criticised the bill and said that “significant” work will be needed to fix it.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

10th February, 2016 - 8:44 am (6 Comments)

One of the world’s largest online payment services, PayPay, has aided Netflix by ending its payment processing agreements with several Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers. But the move could have unintended consequences for secure financial connectivity.

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.

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