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three uk mobile broadband

18th November, 2016 - 8:38 am (15 Comments)

Six million customers of mobile operator Three UK could be at risk after the provider admitted that a database of users (those eligible for a phone upgrade) was breached. Three people have already been arrested in connection with the situation, but the operator has done little to inform users.

internet uk spying and monitoring

16th November, 2016 - 8:17 pm (18 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and mobile operators will tonight offer a collective sigh after the Investigatory Powers Bill effectively achieved Royal Asset to become an Act. The new law will force providers into logging a big slice of your Internet activity, irrespective of whether or not you’re even suspected of a crime.

police united kingdom

15th November, 2016 - 2:31 pm (7 Comments)

A 17-year-old boy, who is too young to be named, has today admitted to seven charges under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 in connection with last year’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk’s website and the subsequent leaking of customer details. The case is being heard by the Norwich Youth Court.

virgin_media_we_take_security_seriously

26th October, 2016 - 10:11 am (17 Comments)

A security flaw in the third-party service that Virgin Media uses to process new job applications could have exposed the personal CV details of between 30,000 and 50,000 people to the Internet.

ip_address_internet_protocol

20th October, 2016 - 4:24 pm (4 Comments)

Every device that connects to the Internet needs an Internet Protocol (IP) address to be assigned by your broadband / mobile ISP, but is that address “personal“? According to a new ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ), yes it is.. sort of.

talktalk_logo_2017

5th October, 2016 - 2:04 pm (15 Comments)

Ouch. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has today battered budget ISP TalkTalk with a “record fine” of £400,000 because of “security failings” that occurred during last October’s devastating personal data breach and cyber-attack.

police united kingdom

27th September, 2016 - 4:37 pm (20 Comments)

The Westminster Magistrates Court has heard how 19-year-old Daniel Kelley, who was arrested in Llanelli (South Wales) at the end of last year on suspicion of blackmail, attempted to extort 465 Bitcoins (worth £216K) from TalkTalk following the devastating 2015 Cyber-Attack on their systems.

opera web browser logo

20th September, 2016 - 9:52 am (6 Comments)

The Opera website browser, which is available to both Smartphones, Tablets and Desktop Computers, has today attempted to make itself more appealing to the market by adding a free built-in Virtual Private Network (VPN) feature that doesn’t log your online activity and protects privacy.

internetpadlock

6th September, 2016 - 1:35 pm (0 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today warned that the Government must avoid creating new regulations to tackle the challenges of cyber security. Instead ISPs say they should focus their efforts on supporting education, awareness and better training for law enforcement.

talktalk uk isp

2nd September, 2016 - 3:04 pm (16 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has upheld a £1,000 fine against UK phone and broadband provider TalkTalk after the ISP failed to inform the watchdog that a personal data breach had occurred on its system (the provider should have done this within 24 hours of becoming aware).

tv_licensing_van_bbc

8th August, 2016 - 11:57 am (29 Comments)

Over the weekend it was reported that the BBC were about to deploy new technology that could capture information from your broadband based home WiFi network and “sniff out” any TV Licence fee dodgers watching iPlayer content online. You probably shouldn’t be worried.

internet privacy and censorship

19th July, 2016 - 10:49 am (2 Comments)

The Advocate General for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has said that the UK Government’s ‘Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act’ (DRIP), which is a temporary precursor to the new Internet spying ‘Investigatory Powers Bill’ (IPBill), “may be compatible with EU law“.. with “strict” safeguards.

internet privacy and security uk isp

15th July, 2016 - 9:55 am (3 Comments)

Brace for political double-speak. The Minister for Defence, Earl Howe, has reignited concerns that the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill could force UK ISPs and Internet content providers to weaken end-to-end encryption services by saying they may have to “develop and maintain a technical capability to remove encryption.”

entanet uk

22nd June, 2016 - 1:49 pm (9 Comments)

Shropshire-based broadband and telecoms provider Entanet has warned that the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which will force ISPs to snoop on their customers, is “not clear or workable” but still “looks certain to become law within weeks.”

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