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o2 uk

8th August, 2016 - 2:03 pm (1 Comment)

Mobile operator O2 has been left embarrassed after a marketing campaign for a free eBook, which involved the distribution of USB embedded pens to business customers, backfired because some of the devices included a virus that attacked older versions of Microsoft Windows (from Win 95 to Vista).

tv_licensing_van_bbc

8th August, 2016 - 11:57 am (28 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.”

gigaclear uk

13th July, 2016 - 10:09 am (0 Comments)

Fibre optic ISP Gigaclear has had to clean up part of their website after somebody gained unauthorised access to their Content Management System (CMS) and began replacing the provider’s articles with spam promotions for random products, such as mugs, jerseys and shoes.

sky_broadband_sheild

7th July, 2016 - 1:36 pm (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband has today followed up last year’s promise (here) by becoming the first major ISP in the United Kingdom enable network-level filtering by default for all new subscribers when they sign-up (i.e. Parental Controls that block access to “adult” websites).

wifi_internet_security

29th June, 2016 - 9:06 am (0 Comments)

Can you honestly tell if a public WiFi network is secure or not? It may be better to assume that none of them are. A new survey from Internet security giant Norton (Symantec) has revealed that 61% of consumers believe their personal information is safe when using such a network.

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.

uk internet scam

6th June, 2016 - 5:20 pm (3 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk, which has itself recently been the subject of several major hacks and related personal data breaches that sadly triggered quite a few fraudulent calls to subscribers, has today joined with Get Safe Online to launch their nationwide ‘Beat the Scammers‘ information campaign.

wireless rural uk mip project mast

20th May, 2016 - 3:01 pm (3 Comments)

Ubiquiti Networks has confirmed that some of their kit, which is used by wireless ISPs around the world (e.g. Vispa in the UK), is being attacked by a nasty piece of self-replicating malware that infects their Linux-based AirOS firmware (used on their routers, access points and other kit).

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.

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