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28th February, 2014 (9 Comments)

Virgin Media has today become the last of the big broadband ISPs to launch free Parental Controls (Web Safe), which support the Government demanded network-level filtering technology to help censor “potentially age-inappropriate websites“. Virgin’s site is also being updated to reflect their new headline speeds of up to 152Mbps.

26th February, 2014 (3 Comments)

Budget broadband and calls provider TalkTalk reports that its recent move to become “the first and only ISP” to make all of their fixed phone line privacy calling features (e.g. Last Caller Barring and Anonymous Caller Reject) completely free has boosted the number of customers using the service almost four-fold.

21st January, 2014 (0 Comments)

Internet providers take note; a wide gaze is being cast across your security measures. The latest ISP to feel the heat is KC’s sibling Eclipse Internet, which makes no attempt to hide their customer’s user password when they login to check the broadband providers online account pages.

16th January, 2014 (9 Comments)

Budget broadband provider TalkTalk today claims to have become “the first and only ISP” to make all of its fixed phone line privacy calling features, such as Last Caller Barring and Anonymous Caller Reject, completely free.

9th January, 2014 (7 Comments)

The European Parliament’s civil liberties committee has today published a damning new report that heavily criticises the USA, United Kingdom and other EU member states for their activities towards fostering mass Internet surveillance, which MEPs said often appeared to involve “illegal actions” that should be prohibited.

7th January, 2014 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP customers that own some models of Cisco, Netgear, Linksys or certain other routers could be vulnerable to a new backdoor exploit that allows a hacker to remotely input their own admin password and possibly gain full access to your network.

13th December, 2013 (22 Comments)

As expected BT has today become the latest major UK home broadband ISP to launch FREE Parental Controls that include the Government demanded network-level filtering technology, which puts the Internet provider in charge of blocking access to adult websites; but only if you agree not to disable it.

22nd November, 2013 (0 Comments)

The World Wide Web Foundation, a non-profit organization established by WWW inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has today published its annual 2013 Web Index that ranks 81 countries by broadband access quality, affordability and Internet related policies. Happily the United Kingdom remains in 3rd place and even improved its score slightly.

21st November, 2013 (8 Comments)

The Director of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has criticised electronics giant LG after it was revealed that at least some of the firms internet-enabled smart televisions were collecting and sending a wealth of their owners personal viewing habits and other content to a remote collection server, with no way to disable it.

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22nd August, 2013 (11 Comments)

Sky Broadband has moved to reassure people after some of their customers noticed that the third-party SessionCam service appeared to be monitoring private activity upon sensitive parts of the ISPs online account management (My Sky) pages, such as the page for entering payment details.

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20th August, 2013 (9 Comments)

Only weeks after the government put in place a stricter policy to nudge big broadband ISPs into censoring access to “adult” internet content (here) and it’s now positioning for a fight against the online worlds next biggest perceived evil.. swearing and trolls. Easier said than done.

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6th August, 2013 (4 Comments)

The government has today proposed new amendments to the Consumer Protection Regulations (Unfair Trading) that, among other things, would “ban pre-ticked tick boxes for extras that the consumer may not want or need“. But that’s precisely what big broadband ISPs have been told to do with their network-level filtering solutions.

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5th August, 2013 (10 Comments)

The government’s controversial strategy for protecting children online by requiring the country’s largest broadband ISPs to introduce network-level filtering of adult websites (here) has come under fire again after some reports suggested that “Web Forums“, “Esoteric Content” and possibly even bad language might be on the censorship list. We attempted to find the truth.

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3rd August, 2013 (24 Comments)

Telecoms giant BT (codename “Remedy“) and Vodafone (codename “Gerontic“) are among several major telecoms operators that have been named by former NSA employee, Edward Snowden, as helping the UK Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) to snoop on more than 200 of the world’s transatlantic fibre optic cable links.

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30th July, 2013 (0 Comments)

The government has today published a new policy paper for its much delayed Communications Bill which, among other things, sets out new powers to help Ofcom regulate the internet, telecoms and media sectors. Everything from tackling online piracy to the national broadband rollout is covered.

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26th July, 2013 (8 Comments)

Broadband provider TalkTalk has confirmed that Chinese firm Huawei, which has recently suffered due to some high-profile concerns over state sponsored spying (here), now appears to be in full control of the ISPs network-level internet filtering service (HomeSafe) after US security firm Symantec stopped working on it over one year ago.

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25th June, 2013 (0 Comments)

The European Commission (EC) has this week implemented new rules to help telephone and broadband providers (ISP) know what to do when their customers’ personal data is either lost, stolen or otherwise compromised. But companies that encrypt your data won’t have to tell you if it’s been stolen.

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