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uk internet statistics

25th June, 2012 (1 Comment)

The results from 1107 respondents to our latest monthly survey has revealed that the majority (72.8%) of UK readers are opposed to government plans that would expand existing internet snooping laws and log a much bigger slice of your online activity (e.g. Skype access etc.); regardless of whether or not you ever committed a crime.

internet snooping uk

14th June, 2012 (8 Comments)

The government has today published a first draft of the Home Office’s revived Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand the United Kingdom’s existing internet snooping laws (data retention) and force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity (e.g. Skype access); irrespective of whether or not you’ve committed a crime.

UK Department of Culture Media and Sport

6th June, 2012 (0 Comments)

The UK governments Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) looks set to delay full publication of its controversial new Communications Bill green paper, which aims to update and expand Ofcom’s ability to regulate the broadband, telecoms and media sectors, until after the London 2012 Olympic Games and Parliament’s summer recess.

internetpadlock

28th May, 2012 (4 Comments)

Somebody has unwittingly exposed sensitive contract details for a TalkTalk Business UK ISP subsidiary (Greystone Telecom) to the internet by failing to prevent anonymous access via their Microsoft IIS web server. TalkTalk claims to be busy tracking the source down.

censorship online

18th May, 2012 (1 Comment)

The recent Mobile Internet Censorship Report from the Open Rights Group (ORG), which revealed some of the legitimate websites that often get incorrectly blocked by adult content filters (over-blocking) on UK mobile networks, has triggered a rush of 19 new reports including a major technology news site (GigaOM), a style and fashion magazine, the BNP website (political party) and more.

internet privacy and censorship

17th May, 2012 (2 Comments)

Communications and networking provider Entanet has described the UK governments move to resuscitate and expand controversial internet snooping laws (data retention), which threaten to log a much bigger slice of your online activity (e.g. Skype and Facebook access etc.), as “pointless” and warned that the “true criminals will simply circumnavigate such surveillance“.

censorship uk internet

14th May, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) and the LSE Media Policy Project have today published a new report that examines the impact of internet censorship on mobile networks and list some of the legitimate websites that often get unfairly blocked by adult content filters (aka – over-blocking). The study is important because similar measures could soon be forced upon fixed line broadband ISP subscribers.

the queen uk

9th May, 2012 (5 Comments)

As expected the UK government has used today’s Queens Speech (State Opening of Parliament) to outline the revival of a £2bn plan to expand the reach of existing ISP based internet snooping laws (data retention) to log a much bigger slice of your online activity (e.g. Skype and Facebook access); regardless of whether or not you ever committed a crime.

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