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spying on uk ISP internet traffic

11th February, 2016 - 10:25 am (6 Comments)

The cross-party Joint Committee, which was setup to review the Government’s controversial Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB) that aims to force broadband ISPs into logging and monitoring a bigger slice of your Internet activity, has criticised the bill and said that “significant” work will be needed to fix it.

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11th February, 2016 - 9:37 am (13 Comments)

Nobody likes receiving unwanted marketing calls, unless they’re exceptionally lonely. In keeping with that BT has today launched a new blacklist service, which aims to redirect related calls to a junk voicemail box and thus prevent them from irritating their customers.

talktalk uk isp

11th February, 2016 - 7:34 am (1 Comment)

Customers of TalkTalk’s Internet and phone services could be forgiven for feeling a little uneasy this morning after several of their websites appeared to wobble. Meanwhile a number of email problems have also hit the provider.

banned and forbidden uk internet censorship

10th February, 2016 - 8:44 am (6 Comments)

One of the world’s largest online payment services, PayPay, has aided Netflix by ending its payment processing agreements with several Virtual Private Network (VPN) providers. But the move could have unintended consequences for secure financial connectivity.

danger uk internet security problem

9th February, 2016 - 11:18 am (0 Comments)

The Intelligence and Security Committee has described parts of the Government’s new Draft Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), which aims to expand the United Kingdom’s existing Internet spying laws to include every citizen, as being “inconsistent and largely incomprehensible.”

talktalk brightsparks engineer

8th February, 2016 - 5:20 pm (6 Comments)

Oh no, not again. TalkTalk has found itself in yet more hot water over their security after the ISP admitted that private information being held by its own “BrightSparks” engineers (NOT Openreach) had been compromised and strategically abused to defraud several subscribers.

telephone warning uk

8th February, 2016 - 2:20 pm (0 Comments)

UK ISP TalkTalk has today announced that they’ve joined ten other broadband and mobile providers in signing Ofcom’s Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Nuisance Calls, which commits them to develop new technical measures for “reducing the impact of unlawful nuisance calls on consumers“.

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.

talktalk uk isp

28th January, 2016 - 7:46 am (10 Comments)

Relations between UK broadband provider TalkTalk and sub-contractor Wipro, which operates their outsourced call centre(s) in India, have been strained after the ISP identified three customer support agents that appeared to be stealing personal data from subscribers and using it in scams.


12th January, 2016 - 9:06 am (2 Comments)

Owners of the German (AVM) made FRITZ!Box home broadband routers, specifically models 3272, 7272, 3370/3390/3490, 7312/7412, 7320/7330 SL, 736x SL and the 7490, should ensure that they have the latest firmware (v6.30 or newer) in order to fix a nasty security exploit.

website hyperlink link secure

21st December, 2015 - 2:14 pm (2 Comments)

The Internet Engineering Steering Group, which is responsible for technical management of IETF activities and the Internet standards process, has approved the HTTP Status Code 451 (“Unavailable For Legal Reasons“) for use on websites / servers that have been blocked by a legal demand.


21st December, 2015 - 10:16 am (2 Comments)

In a controversial move Sky Broadband has today announced that all new UK subscribers will soon have network-level filtering enabled by default when they sign-up (i.e. Parental Controls that block access to “adult” websites).

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.

censorship internet button

16th December, 2015 - 1:48 pm (6 Comments)

A new report from Ofcom has revealed that the vast majority of fixed line home broadband ISP subscribers have, after being given an “enforced” choice, chosen not to implement their provider’s network-level filtering (Parental Controls), which are designed to block adult websites (porn etc.).

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