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internet spying eye

30th June, 2017 - 2:17 pm (8 Comments)

The High Court in London has today approved a request by Liberty, a human rights group, to challenge part of the Government’s controversial Internet surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act. The effort is being supported by £53,313 raised via crowd-funding.


21st June, 2017 - 11:52 am (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Government enlists the Queen to promote their policy plans for the forthcoming year, has today revealed that the “new” minority Conservative administration intend to push forward with tough new rules for controlling Internet content.

router led lights

8th June, 2017 - 8:37 am (1 Comment)

A team of security researchers working at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel have developed a new piece of Malware called xLED, which can control a broadband router and turn the device’s front-panel LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights into a transmission method for hackers or spies.

router broadband isp disconnected

6th June, 2017 - 12:01 am (2 Comments)

The latest ISPreview.co.uk poll of 1,384 website readers has found that the vast majority of respondents do know how to use their broadband router’s admin interface (92.5%), although 25.9% have never changed the default Wi-Fi password and 23.9% haven’t changed their router’s admin password.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

1st June, 2017 - 11:18 am (3 Comments)

Customers of Virgin Mobile (Virgin Media) can now benefit from a year’s worth of free access to Mobile security software from F-Secure (F-Secure SAFE and F-Secure KEY Premium Password Manager), which can be installed on up to 5 devices.

sky broadband uk logo 2017

31st May, 2017 - 10:02 am (8 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today joined TalkTalk and BT by launching their own solution for tackling unwanted and nuisance calls – ‘Sky Talk Shield‘. The new service will be offered free to existing customers of the operator’s Sky Talk (Phone Line Rental) service, which is included with their broadband bundles.

internet privacy and censorship

5th May, 2017 - 9:49 am (10 Comments)

A leaked blueprint for the ‘Technical Capability‘ of the Government’s controversial new Investigatory Powers Act 2016, which will force broadband ISPs to log a much bigger slice of your Internet activity, has revealed that the smallest ISPs might escape but encryption is still at risk.

Law internet uk isp

27th April, 2017 - 8:23 am (0 Comments)

The Central Criminal Court of England and Wales has convicted two further men (Matthew Hanley and Conner Douglas Allsopp) of involvement with the hacking of TalkTalk’s website during October 2015, which exposed masses of customer details and cost the provider £42m.

big ben, london uk parliament

26th April, 2017 - 4:55 pm (32 Comments)

The Digital Economy Bill 2017 has today effectively been approved by both houses of parliament, which means positive changes for UK broadband connectivity (10Mbps USO, compensation etc.). On the other hand the internet faces more censorship and a proposed 30Mbps USO was dropped.

slitheen anti-internet censorship canada

21st April, 2017 - 2:48 pm (3 Comments)

Canadian security researchers working at the University of Waterloo have developed a new anti-censorship system called Slitheen, which involves wrapping cats in newspapers aims to help people who live in countries where the internet is being heavily censored by their Government.

europes lines of broadband fibre optic laser light

12th April, 2017 - 2:09 pm (2 Comments)

The Broadband Stakeholders Group, which acts as a think-tank for the government, has published a new report that summarises the risks and challenges of Brexit for Internet and digital communications across the United Kingdom (broadband, mobile, USO, state aid policy etc.).

bt uk isp logo

12th April, 2017 - 9:00 am (1 Comment)

It’s been three months since BT introduced their free ‘Call Protect‘ service to tackle nuisance calls (here) and some 2 million homes across the United Kingdom are now using it. The broadband ISP has also published a table of the top 5 worst nuisance callers for March 2017.

three uk mobile broadband

21st March, 2017 - 2:39 pm (2 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has confirmed that a fault with their online account management system meant that a “small number” of their customers were recently able to view the accounts details of other users, which included names, addresses, phone numbers, call history and past bills etc.

three uk mobile broadband

15th March, 2017 - 8:13 am (4 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has revealed that 76,373 more customers than initially reported were affected by last year’s data breach of their database (i.e. users eligible for a phone upgrade), which means that a total of 210,000+ users had their personal data compromised (up from 133,827).

TalkTalk Logo 2017

6th March, 2017 - 2:07 pm (10 Comments)

Several whistle-blowers’ claim to have revealed details of a significant scam that operated from “call centres” in two Indian cities and involved “hundreds of staff“, many of which had been “hired to scam customers” of UK based broadband and phone provider TalkTalk.

internet and uk computer law

2nd March, 2017 - 12:03 pm (15 Comments)

Some £53,313 worth of donations from 1,861 people have this week enabled Liberty, a prominent Human Rights group, has launched a legal challenge against the Government’s controversial mass Internet surveillance powers in the new Investigatory Powers Act.

internet snooping uk

24th February, 2017 - 3:57 pm (9 Comments)

The Government’s effort to force broadband ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of all your Internet activity, irrespective of whether or not you’re even suspected of a crime, has been partially put on hold as a result of last year’s related ruling from the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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