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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.

spam ban sign

18th May, 2017 - 11:29 am (0 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has hit Hampshire-based business broadband ISP Onecom with a fine of £100,000 after they “broke the law” by sending millions of SPAM texts about mobile phone upgrades, which triggered 1,050 complaints from the public.

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.

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.).

piracy internet UK STOP sign

21st March, 2017 - 2:09 pm (6 Comments)

One of the major broadband ISPs involved in enforcing a court-ordered block of websites that facilitate Internet piracy (copyright infringement) has revealed that their filters are now preventing access to a total of 3,814 URLs (sites), although this figure doesn’t tell the whole story.

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.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

20th February, 2017 - 9:17 am (2 Comments)

The new Investigatory Powers Act has been blamed for encouraging the London Internet Exchange to allegedly consider the introduction of a new constitution that would allow secret surveillance orders and gag directors from talking about it. But LINX says the claims are “highly misleading“.

piracy uk illegal internet download

14th February, 2017 - 11:15 am (5 Comments)

The Open Rights Group has warned that new measures in the forthcoming Digital Economy Bill 2017 could provide ammunition to copyright trolls, which have made a business out of harassing broadband ISP subscribers with letters that demand payment for suspected Internet piracy.

money gbp sterling pound pile

13th February, 2017 - 2:58 pm (6 Comments)

Last week we reported on the case of four men who had been found guilty of a £160m financing fraud that involved Total Asset Finance (TAF) and H2O Networks Ltd. (here), which was one of the UK’s early FTTH/P network pioneers. The men have now been sentenced to a total of 44 years in jail.

fibre optic ftth broadband cable laying

8th February, 2017 - 8:33 am (0 Comments)

After years of waiting the Southwark Crown Court has found four men guilty of a £160 million financing fraud, which is a case that began in 2010/11 (here) after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) opened an investigation into one of the UK’s early pioneers of alternative fibre optic broadband networks.

80mbps_bduk_sign_post

6th February, 2017 - 11:23 am (10 Comments)

The UK advertising watchdog is currently deciding on new guidelines for improving how broadband speeds are advertised by ISPs (here and here). While we wait for that it’s worth casting your eyes across the Atlantic towards New York, where the issue is about to take centre stage in a heated legal battle.

piracy internet UK STOP sign

10th January, 2017 - 8:29 am (22 Comments)

ISPreview.co.uk can today confirm that the first Internet piracy warning letters (aka – “subscriber alerts” or “educational emails“) will this month begin to be sent by all of the biggest broadband ISPs. The “alerts” will be issued to those users who are suspected of engaging in online copyright infringement.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

21st December, 2016 - 11:04 am (14 Comments)

The Court of Justice of the European Union has struck a blow to the UK’s controversial Internet snooping Investigatory Powers Act 2016 by ruling that EU law does not allow “general and indiscriminate retention of traffic data and location data,” except for “targeted” use against “serious crime“.

internet law uk

13th December, 2016 - 1:44 pm (13 Comments)

A little too lenient? The Norwich Youth Court has today handed down a Rehabilitation Order to a 17-year-old boy after he admitted to seven charges under the Computer Misuse Act 1990, two of which are in connection with last year’s cyber-attack on TalkTalk. They also took his iPhone away.

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