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fire_extinguisher

27th February, 2015 - 8:29 am (3 Comments)

Low cost broadband and phone provider TalkTalk could be facing a fine from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after they finally coughed up to a serious customer data breach, which last year caused some of their subscribers to be hit by a spate of Indian-based scam callers.

fibre optic cables into united kingdom

6th February, 2015 - 11:32 am (6 Comments)

The United Kingdom’s Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which is a court that was setup in 2000 to investigate and determine complaints of unlawful use of covert techniques by public authorities, has ruled that the mass Internet surveillance approach used by Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) was unlawful.

westminster uk government

31st January, 2015 - 9:56 am (11 Comments)

The former Metropolitan Police Chief, Lord Blair, with support from Lord Carlisle, Lord King and Lord West, has once again attempted to sneak a controversial new Internet Snooping law into the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) after initially withdrawing it last Monday.

security of broadband isp routers

31st January, 2015 - 8:52 am (0 Comments)

A Bulgarian security researcher called Todor Donev has demonstrated a new proof of concept attack against one of D-Link’s ADSL based wireless broadband routers (D-Link DSL-2740R), which allows a hacker to change the routers default Domain Name Server (DNS) details and thus hijack its web traffic. Other routers could also be vulnerable.

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23rd January, 2015 - 8:37 am (14 Comments)

Opponents of the Government’s plan to revive the twice failed Internet Snooping law, which would force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity and also make it more accessible to security services, are crying foul after dirty politics resulted in 18 pages of new law being snuck into the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill (CTSB) at the last minute.. and without the promised judicial oversight (safeguard).

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20th January, 2015 - 1:47 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP Sky Broadband has today confirmed that their network-level filtering (Parental Control) services are now “rolling out” to all of their customers, which in Sky Shield’s case means that existing customers will now be given an option about whether or not to disable the filter and if they don’t make a decision then it will be enabled by default.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

19th January, 2015 - 9:36 am (12 Comments)

A new YouGov survey of 1,647 adults across Great Britain, which was conducted at the end of last week, has indicated that 53% of people support calls for a tougher Internet Snooping law that would log and supply more of your private communications data (e.g. email, website, Skype access logs etc.) to the security services. But happily most oppose the recent calls for a ban on encryption.

cut_cables_torn_apart

13th January, 2015 - 5:54 pm (2 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has felt it necessary to respond after the Prime Minister, David Cameron, created another storm by using last week’s Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks in Paris (France) as a basis to demand tough new Internet surveillance powers and, some believe, to call for a ban on the use of encryption.

children internet surfing

12th January, 2015 - 11:04 am (4 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator has today published its 3rd survey into the use and effectiveness of Internet safety measures, such as the network-level filtering (Parental Control) tools that were last year introduced by all of the largest broadband ISPs to help block “adult content” from young eyes.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

20th December, 2014 - 8:56 am (10 Comments)

As expected all of the United Kingdom’s largest broadband ISPs are now starting to interrupt the website browsing sessions of their existing customers in order to offer them an enforce option about whether or not to enable their network-level filtering (Parental Control) services, which block websites that are deemed to contain “adult content” and is a Government requirement.

security of broadband isp routers

19th December, 2014 - 10:44 am (5 Comments)

Consumers and businesses across the world are today being warned that at least 200 different models of broadband router (residential gateway) devices, including some by big name manufacturers like D-Link, Edimax, Huawei, TP-Link, ZTE and ZyXEL, are exposed to a critical vulnerability called the “Misfortune Cookie” (CVE-2014-9222).

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15th December, 2014 - 1:25 am (4 Comments)

Customers of TalkTalk have been left frustrated after the budget broadband provider spent months dragging its feet by failing to fix an Opt-Out feature for their Error Replacement Service, which is a system that effectively hijacks and monetises typographical errors in your website browsers address bar.

internet law uk

8th December, 2014 - 3:19 pm (3 Comments)

The High Court in London has today granted permission for a Judicial Review of the United Kingdom’s controversial and semi-recycled Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act (DRIP), which is the law that among other things governs how much information the security services can collect from Internet and phone providers.

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4th December, 2014 - 12:07 pm (9 Comments)

The UK Prime Minister’s (David Cameron) sometimes controversial Intellectual Property Advisor, Mike Weatherley (Conservative MP for Hove and Portslade), has somewhat bizarrely blamed broadband ISPs for helping to “facilitate” major hacks like the recent once that took place against Sony.

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