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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.

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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.

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24th September, 2016 - 8:16 am (6 Comments)

The Managing Director of consultancy firm Hatton & Berkeley (H&B), Robert Croucher, which became notorious for hounding subscribers of UK ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband) with letters demanding payment for suspected Internet piracy, has been sent to jail in tears after assaulting a Taxi driver.

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17th September, 2016 - 8:19 am (3 Comments)

Tucked deep within the new Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 is a measure that will give Ofcom enough power to impose a financial penalty (worth up to 10% of a company’s gross revenue) on Mobile Network Operators’ (MNO) or Fixed Wireless ISPs that fail to deliver on a coverage obligation.


15th September, 2016 - 1:47 pm (1 Comment)

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has today ruled that operators of free (no password required) public WiFi hotspots cannot be held liable for copyright infringements (Internet piracy) committed by users on their networks, but there’s a password-attached catch.

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14th September, 2016 - 11:48 am (2 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association, which represents ISPs from across the UK and EU, has warned that the European Commission’s new Digital Single Market proposals include “regressive” measures that could make ISPs more responsible for the activity of their users.

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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).


1st September, 2016 - 9:04 am (10 Comments)

BT appears to be suing online PC video game and digital distribution giant Valve Corporation because its popular STEAM platform is alleged to “incorporate technologies invented by BT” (e.g. cloud features like Valve’s Steam Library, Steam Chat, Steam Messaging and Steam Broadcasting).


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.

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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.

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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.”

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13th July, 2016 - 8:03 am (2 Comments)

A few months ago Sky UK (Sky Broadband) won a WIPO domain name dispute against a website (Skysportslive.**) that was streaming their TV content without permission. But despite taking ownership Sky has not shut it down and the domain continues to offer links to pirated streams. Awkward.

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6th July, 2016 - 12:32 pm (2 Comments)

Several big UK broadband ISPs, including BT, Sky Broadband, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin Media, have lost an appeal against a 2014 ruling by the High Court, which extended court ordered website blocking to include sites that sell counterfeit goods (i.e. abuse of Trade Mark).

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6th July, 2016 - 10:18 am (5 Comments)

The Intellectual Property Office has published its sixth study into the extent of online copyright infringement by broadband ISP and mobile customers, which estimates that 15% of UK Internet users aged 12+ (6.7 million people) had consumed at least one item of “illegal” online content (down from 18% last year) and 5% “exclusively consumed illegal content” (down from 6%).

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