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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.


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).


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.”

uk internet scam

22nd June, 2016 - 9:04 am (4 Comments)

Customers of BT, TalkTalk, PlusNet and Sky Broadband in the United Kingdom (others may also be affected) are all being warned to keep an eye out for fake pop-up support messages that claim to come from your ISP (phishing), which due to a simple exploit can appear on even legitimate websites.

police united kingdom

20th June, 2016 - 3:14 pm (0 Comments)

A cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published the outcome from an inquiry into Internet (cyber) security, which was setup following last year’s TalkTalk hack. The report recommends a series of changes, including jail terms for “data abusers” and fines for those who “fail to report, prepare for or learn from data breaches“.

ispa awards uk

14th June, 2016 - 10:24 am (1 Comment)

Once again the UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today revealed the shortlist of potential winners for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards. It’s perhaps no surprise to find that people like Donald Trump (US presidential candidate) are up for the villain gong.

the queen uk

18th May, 2016 - 12:18 pm (3 Comments)

The annual State Opening of Parliament, in which the Queen is forced to wear unreasonably heavy head gear while robotically listing Government policy for the next 12 months, confirms that a 10Mbps Universal Service Obligation (USO) for broadband is on the way and we can all expect to be spied upon.

police united kingdom

26th April, 2016 - 9:05 am (0 Comments)

Last year’s traumatic hack of TalkTalk’s website, which exposed the personal details of 156,959 customers’ (including 15,656 bank account numbers and sort codes), is continuing to have repercussions after Staffordshire Police confirmed that a sixth person had been arrested.

Wireless network

4th April, 2016 - 11:28 am (0 Comments)

It’s long been known that the data collected by Mobile Network Operators and WiFi providers can be used to track your location, but two new reports have revealed that operators could track more than this and also sell the data on for commercial benefit. Most consumers aren’t aware of this.

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.

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