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25th September, 2019 (19 Comments)

In a surprise twist Mozilla has informed the Government that they now have “no plans” to enable the DNS-over-HTTPS security feature by default for UK internet users in their popular Firefox website browser, at least not without “further engagement with public and private stakeholders.” Doh!

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19th September, 2019 (18 Comments)

Broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has today announced that they’ve started a trial of both DNS over HTTPS (DoH) and DNS over TLS (DoT) services, which encrypts Domain Name System requests (i.e. turning IP addresses into human readable domains like ISPreview.co.uk and back again) in order to make them secure.

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16th September, 2019 (19 Comments)

Andrew Glover, Chair of the UK ISPA, has told ISPreview in a new interview that a no-deal Brexit could harm both the industry’s supply chain and access to a skilled workforce. Glover also warns that DNS over HTTPS (DoH) raises a “host of security concerns” and says “considerable regulatory change” is needed to hit full fibre targets.

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10th September, 2019 (2 Comments)

Digital security specialist Trustwave has discovered five new “credential leaking” vulnerabilities in several broadband routers from Comba and D-Link. Unfortunately, not all of these vulnerabilities have been patched “despite multiple outreach attempts” by the company to manufacturers.

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9th September, 2019 (4 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 British people by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) has helped to shed new light on the reason why some people (18% of respondents) still choose NOT to use the internet. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the biggest reason turns out to be a simple “lack of interest” (69% of non-users now vs 82% in 2013).

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9th September, 2019 (3 Comments)

The UK Government’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has recently published its annual 2019 intellectual property crime and enforcement report, which among other things reveals that the Premier League (Football) managed to remove or block over 210,000 live streams and over 360,000 clips of its matches.

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9th September, 2019 (24 Comments)

Broadband ISPs and the Government could clash with Mozilla after the internet technology developer announced that it would move forward with its proposal to enable DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) by default in their popular Firefox website browser, albeit with tweaks to respect ISP network-level internet filters.

internet and uk computer law

29th July, 2019 (8 Comments)

The UK High Court has dismissed Liberty‘s legal challenge against the Government’s bulk data retention policy in its 2016 Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct), which is a mass surveillance approach that also catches innocent peoples communications data (i.e. phone, mobile and internet activity). The group expects to appeal.

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23rd July, 2019 (0 Comments)

The Government has concluded its Telecoms Supply Chain Review and plans to establish new Telecoms Security Requirements, which will be underpinned by a legislative framework that hands stronger enforcement powers to Ofcom in order to “protect” UK full fibre (FTTP) broadband and 5G networks from threats. But no decision on Huawei.

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10th July, 2019 (10 Comments)

One embarrassment too many. The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has, at the 11th hour, decided to scrap the “Internet Villain” category from their annual industry awards event, which came after a global backlash over their decision to nominate Mozilla due to their DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) push.

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2nd July, 2019 (19 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has published a list of finalists for the “Internet Hero” and “Internet Villain” categories at this year’s forthcoming annual internet industry awards, although the decision to put Mozilla under the Villain category for their DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) push may be contentious.

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24th June, 2019 (4 Comments)

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has today imposed a £100,000 fine on BT-owned mobile operator EE after the company sent over 2.5 million direct marketing messages (texts) to its customers during early 2019, albeit without gaining their consent to do so.

internet spying eye

12th June, 2019 (6 Comments)

A legal challenged brought by Liberty in the UK High Court has pointed to the “undoubtedly unlawful” bulk retention of largely innocent peoples communications data (telecoms and internet) by MI5, which stems from an apparent failure to adhere to the safeguards set out in the Government’s 2016 Investigatory Powers Act (IPAct).

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22nd May, 2019 (3 Comments)

The fallout from a 2015 cyberattack against TalkTalk’s UK website, which exposed the personal data of 156,959 customers to hackers, appears to be continuing after a new report alleges that the broadband ISP failed to correctly inform 4,545 customers that their data had been compromised (instead they were told it was NOT exposed).

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24th April, 2019 (17 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK, Vodafone, EE (BT) and O2 are to be officially told by the Government that they will be banned from deploying hardware and software from Chinese tech giant Huawei into the core of their future 5G based mobile broadband networks, although non-core 5G kit (antennas etc.) will be exempt.

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22nd April, 2019 (31 Comments)

The UK Government, broadband ISPs and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are set to meet on the 8th May 2019 in order to discuss Google’s forthcoming implementation of encrypted DNS (DoH – DNS over HTTPS), which politicians fear could break their internet censorship plans.

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11th April, 2019 (22 Comments)

A significant change is on the way that could improve the security of the internet’s Domain Name System (DNS) by adopting DNS over HTTPS (DoH), although this could also create lots of new problems for broadband ISPs and mobile operators (e.g. disrupting UK Government required censorship systems) that may be hard to overcome.

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