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internet snooping uk

1st February, 2016 - 12:01 am (1 Comment)

The cross-party Science and Technology Select Committee (House of Commons) has today warned that the Government’s controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) could cost significantly more than claimed and needs to be clearer about what it expects ISPs to actually do.

unicom

11th January, 2016 - 1:15 am (2 Comments)

A dinner lady from Sheffield (England) has finally ended a two year battle with telecoms and broadband provider Unicom (Universal Utilities / VERASTAR) by receiving compensation of £718.35, after the ISP initially denied ever having offered her a service with “no termination fee“.

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6th January, 2016 - 2:36 pm (5 Comments)

Opposing appeals by both BT and TalkTalk against the approach taken last year by Ofcom’s new “margin squeeze” test, which is designed to keep the incumbent operator’s FTTC “fibre broadband” prices under control, have today been referred to the Competition and Markets Authority.

censorship online

5th January, 2016 - 2:12 pm (1 Comment)

The growing use of controversial Internet filters (censorship) in the United Kingdom is nothing new and many Libraries have implemented them, but a new study suggests that this approach could be damaging public access to the very information that libraries are supposed to provide.

zen internet uk isp

18th December, 2015 - 8:44 am (13 Comments)

The Government’s new Internet Snooping ‘Investigatory Powers Bill‘ is very light on technical detail and being rushed into life so quickly that even now none of the major or minor ISPs seem to know what will actually be required of them, which is causing real concerns for providers like Zen Internet.

computer_internet_error

1st December, 2015 - 9:35 am (0 Comments)

After the recent hacking and theft of personal data from several ISPs, including TalkTalk (here) and Vodafone (here), we can today report that the Northern Ireland focused wireless ISP Bluebox Broadband (North West Electronics) is the latest to fall victim with 3,000 people affected.

internet privacy uk

26th November, 2015 - 10:09 am (2 Comments)

The weight of the Government’s controversial new Internet Snooping legislation (Investigatory Powers Bill) will not fall on the shoulders of the market’s smallest broadband providers, but even if it did they wouldn’t be able to tell you about it because the biggest ISPs want them all gagged.

internet law uk

20th November, 2015 - 2:36 pm (3 Comments)

The Government’s appeal to overturn an earlier ruling against their Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which found the legislation to be unlawful, has today been given a boost after the decision was formally passed on to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).

piracy uk illegal internet download

17th November, 2015 - 9:48 am (4 Comments)

Customers of Sky Broadband will soon become the latest to be targeted by Golden Eye International (part of the ‘Ben Dover’ porn brand), which intends to send letters to the ISPs subscribers that will demand compensation for the alleged sharing of copyright material on P2P file sharing networks.

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11th November, 2015 - 2:17 pm (0 Comments)

The Government has budgeted around £175 million+ over 10 years to cover the cost of storing everyone’s Internet records as part of their controversial new Investigatory Powers Bill (details), but MPs have been warned by ISPs that this might not even come close to covering the actual costs.

Apple iOS Internet update

10th November, 2015 - 9:39 am (4 Comments)

The UK Government’s new Investigatory Powers Bill, which aims to expand the United Kingdom’s Internet snooping laws by forcing broadband ISPs to log a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, has taken fire from Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, over its “very dire” move to damage encryption.

internet uk spying and monitoring

4th November, 2015 - 2:43 pm (10 Comments)

The Home Office has published the first draft of its new Investigatory Powers Bill, which marks the third attempt to expand the United Kingdom’s Internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into logging a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity; irrespective of whether or not you’ve committed a crime.

internet_and_computer_law

2nd November, 2015 - 8:38 am (11 Comments)

Later this week the Government will finally publish their third attempt to enhance the Internet snooping capabilities of our country’s security services, but there’s growing confusion between the mass media and politicians over what will actually be announced.

vodafone uk broadband

1st November, 2015 - 7:26 am (0 Comments)

Vodafone has said that their security is “fundamentally effective” after they became the latest major UK telecoms operator after TalkTalk to be hit by a breach, which between 28th and 29th October 2015 resulted in 1,827 customers having their accounts accessed by cyber criminals.

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