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spying on uk ISP internet traffic

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.

internet privacy uk

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.

fibre optic cables into united kingdom

22nd June, 2013 (68 Comments)

The Government’s Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which aims to provide intelligence, protect information and “keep our society safe and successful“, has been caught tapping into at least some of the world’s transatlantic fibre optic cable links that keep us all connected via the Internet and via phone calls.

ispa awards uk

14th June, 2013 (2 Comments)

The UK Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has today announced the finalists for their annual Internet Hero and Internet Villain gongs at the forthcoming 2013 internet industry awards, which this year appears to be dominated by issues of online surveillance and privacy related matters.

wifi uk internet security

14th June, 2013 (3 Comments)

In amongst all the concern surrounding PRISM, the is/is not defunct Communications Data Bill and growing concerns over how some commercial internet giants might be abusing their positions and our personal data. Yes in amongst all that we have this somewhat scary chart courtesy of Reuters and the United Kingdom is in at no.2.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

7th June, 2013 (7 Comments)

The government’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) has today published its report on foreign involvement in the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure (CNI), which warns that BT’s deployment of broadband ISP and telecoms equipment supplied by Chinese firm Huawei could have “implications for national security“.

the queen uk

8th May, 2013 (3 Comments)

Is it or isn’t it still alive? The State Opening of Parliament took place this morning and everybody was watching to, among other things, see if the UK government’s hugely controversial internet snooping legislation (Communications Data Bill) was still alive. The result.. confusion.

internet politics

25th April, 2013 (6 Comments)

The UK coalition government’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat), has this morning put the cat amongst the pigeons after he told London’s LBC 97.3 radio station that the controversial internet snooping bill “isn’t going to happen“.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

23rd April, 2013 (6 Comments)

The Open Rights Group, Privacy International and Big Brother Watch have today attacked some of the United Kingdom’s best known ISPs for betraying their customers by engaging “in a conspiracy of silence with the Home Office” over controversial proposals to expand the country’s existing internet snooping law (Communications Data Bill).

internet privacy uk

22nd April, 2013 (0 Comments)

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), which deals with data protection and freedom of information issues for the government, has reportedly ordered the Home Office to publish any advice that ministers received regarding the design, cost and risks for key parts of the controversial internet snooping bill (Communications Data Bill).

internet emergency

30th January, 2013 (5 Comments)

Europe’s sometimes controversial Clean IT project, which aims to make the internet a safer place through new rules and regulations to restrict illegal content and access, has published its final recommendations for tackling terrorism online. But some of the ideas aren’t particularly worldly.

internet piracy flag

21st December, 2012 (3 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has today failed in its Court of Appeal bid to block Golden Eye International (GEIL), a firm that holds numerous copyrights for adult films (e.g. Ben Dover), from potentially sending thousands more internet piracy settlement letters to customers of UK ISP O2 (BE Broadband).

stop spam and junk email

19th December, 2012 (0 Comments)

Internet provider BE Broadband has been forced to apologise after the ISPs parent operator O2 “mistakenly” bombarded some of their UK customers with an unsolicited email advert (SPAM) for a Christmas mobile phone deal.

internet snooping uk

11th December, 2012 (8 Comments)

The Joint Committee responsible for conducting pre-legislative scrutiny of the UK government’s Draft Communications Data Bill, which threatens to expand internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into logging a bigger and more accessible slice of your online activity, has today described the proposed new laws as “overkill” and called for it to be “significantly amended“.

bt_privacy_fail

27th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

BT has been accused of negligence after one of its customers discovered that the national telecoms operator had made it easy for anybody to gain access to personal customer account names and add unwanted services to another user’s phone line without their permission.

internet law uk

16th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has applied for permission to intervene in a court case between Golden Eye International, which holds the copyrights for various adult films (Ben Dover), and O2 UK. The move could potentially help to stop up to 6,000 of the ISPs customers receiving dubious internet piracy claim letters.

internet privacy and censorship

15th November, 2012 (2 Comments)

A new survey of 2,000 people in the UK has revealed that consumers have “widespread worries” about the amount of personal information that broadband ISPs and mobile networks collect and hold about them. In fact 55% said they were “very or extremely worried” about the situation (50% for mobile networks).

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