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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.

europe map

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.

banned_from_the_internet_cross

5th June, 2015 - 9:23 am (3 Comments)

A new research paper from a three man team, which was based out of Carnegie Mellon University and Wellesley College in the USA, has found that forcing broadband ISPs to block individual piracy websites (e.g. The Pirate Bay) had little impact. But blocking a mass of 19 websites in one go did appear to drive UK Internet users towards legal alternatives.

pirate internet piracy flag

1st June, 2015 - 7:57 am (5 Comments)

The Premier League and FA have succeeded in having the UK High Court force all of the markets largest broadband ISPs (e.g. BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and EE) into imposing blocks against three additional sports streaming websites that are known to infringe copyright (Rojadirecta, LiveTV and Drakulastream).

internet privacy and security uk isp

29th May, 2015 - 11:07 am (7 Comments)

The United Nations special rapporteur for protecting and promoting freedom of opinion and expression, David Kaye, has published a new report that warns the United Kingdom and other countries against adopting measures into law that would add a backdoor for Internet encryption, which it said risked “weakening everyone’s online security“.

censorship internet button

27th May, 2015 - 12:52 pm (0 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s five largest broadband ISPs, including BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, TalkTalk and EE, have been ordered by the High Court to expand their mandatory website blocking (censorship) measures to include seven websites that facilitate the distribution of pirated eBooks (copyright infringement).

the queen uk

27th May, 2015 - 11:49 am (8 Comments)

The annual Queens Speech (State Opening of Parliament), in which a man with a big black rod bangs on a door and a poor old lady with a heavy head ornament gets to speak unexcitedly about forthcoming Government policy, has unsurprisingly confirmed that stricter UK Internet snooping laws are on the way.. again.

westminster uk government

9th May, 2015 - 8:12 am (21 Comments)

The political landscape today is radically different from how it began the week, with the Conservatives having successfully won a slim overall majority. But what does that mean for broadband connectivity and Internet access in the United Kingdom? We take a quick, politically neutral, look.

wifi_hotspot_zone

1st May, 2015 - 9:09 am (0 Comments)

The City of York in England has become the first in the world to achieve a new “Friendly Wi-Fi” accreditation (not hard to do because it’s only just been created in the UK), which means that their free public wireless Internet hotspots employ strict filtering (censorship) to block “inappropriate material” (porn and child abuse).

pirate internet piracy flag

28th April, 2015 - 5:17 pm (2 Comments)

The High Court has approved a new injunction that forces all of the major broadband ISPs (BT, Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, EE and TalkTalk) into blocking their customers from being able to view several websites that host a BitTorrent-fuelled video streaming app called Popcorn Time, plus a few other piracy sites.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

25th April, 2015 - 7:49 am (1 Comment)

An unknown number of websites who use the popular CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) are finding that UK customers of Sky Broadband cannot view their content because one or more of the IP addresses that Sky blocks as part of their court ordered anti-piracy censorship tool includes an IP that’s shared with the CDN.

uk pirate music

16th April, 2015 - 12:58 pm (6 Comments)

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has published its annual Digital Music Report 2015, which slams online content platforms like YouTube for not sharing enough of their revenues and claims that 20% of fixed-line Internet users regularly access services that offer pirated music.

banned_from_the_internet_cross

4th April, 2015 - 11:19 pm (14 Comments)

The Conservative Party has revived a proposal to introduce strict age verification checks on adult Internet content, particularly pornographic websites, if they win the coming General Election. But making a workable solution won’t be easy.

illegal uk internet downloading

31st March, 2015 - 5:46 pm (3 Comments)

The former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, Mike Weatherley MP, has published a new paper that calls for a dramatic change to the current EU Safe Harbour provisions (this removes ISPs, in certain circumstances, from liability for the illegal activity of their customers), which would weaken some of its protections and force ISPs to act more like an Internet police force.

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