31 October, 2009 - 7:27 AM
The Federation Against Software Theft
(FAST IiS), which is a UK not-for-profit organisation that promotes the legitimate use of software, has launched a scathing attack on the governments "political grandstanding
" plans to impose a Three Strikes
system of ISP account disconnect upon those who are suspected of repeatedly downloading illegal files. Read Full News..
30 October, 2009 - 11:38 AM
The BBC's Watchdog
consumer affairs TV show last night revealed that three of the UK's top wireless ( Wi-Fi
Hotspot ) broadband operators , including BT
Openzone , The Cloud
, are vulnerable to hacking attacks. Internet security firm Garlik states that, over the last year, there has been a 207% increase in 'account takeover fraud
', where criminals access existing accounts rather than using stolen identities. Read Full News..
30 October, 2009 - 6:16 AM
New research conducted by BT Mobile Broadband
and VisitBritain has revealed that nearly two thirds of Brits prefer to spend time on online with their laptop whilst away on holiday, with only one third preferring to spend romantic time with a loved one. It also revealed that two thirds of 18-25 year olds will mostly be spending their time updating facebook statuses, tweeting or uploading photographs. Read Full News..
29 October, 2009 - 1:35 PM
Broadband wireless ( Wi-Fi
) ISP Kijoma
has significantly extended its coverage to Portsmouth East/West, covering part of West Sussex, Portsmouth/Gosport, the south of the Isle of Wight and Fareham. More importantly it is a next generation network that will allow them to offer speeds of 30Mbps+ including symmetrical upload/downloads with very low latency. Read Full News..
29 October, 2009 - 1:02 PM
Cable giant Virgin Media
UK has reported its latest third quarter 2009 results. Total broadband subscribers increased from 3,980,900 in Q2 to 4,027,400 in Q3, which represents a steady return to growth after a slow second quarter when just a few thousand broadband customers were added. Read Full News..
29 October, 2009 - 12:47 PM
UK (France Telecom) has issued its latest third quarter results to the end of September 2009, which shows that the provider is still shedding broadband subscribers and has dropped from a total of 954,000 in Q2-2009 to 899,000 in Q3. Read Full News..
29 October, 2009 - 12:00 PM
The European Commission
(EC) today moved to the second phase of an infringement proceeding against the UK concerning a lack of full privacy and personal data protection. The move is related to the government’s inability to clamp down on Phorm
, which controversially worked with broadband ISPs to monitor what websites you visit for use in targeted advertising campaigns. Read Full News..
29 October, 2009 - 10:23 AM
ISP Tiscali UK ( TalkTalk
) has announced the launch of a new legal DRM-free music subscription download service in partnership with eMusic. It is available to all of Tiscali's portal (website) users and contains a catalogue of over 6.5 million MP3s. It's hoped that the new service will also help to combat illegal p2p file sharing. Read Full News..
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