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censorship uk internet

27th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The European Internet Services Providers Association (EuroISPA) has criticized the CleanIT project, which is funded by the European Commission (EC) and claims that it wants to fight online terrorism through voluntary self-regulation measures, for effectively forcing ISPs into censoring internet content and threatening unworkable rules.

internet politics

5th October, 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague (MP), yesterday told the Budapest Conference on Cyberspace that he wanted an “open” and “transparent” internet that respected “individual rights of privacy“. But back at home the government’s effort to increase its monitoring and censorship of the online world continues to expand.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

27th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

The Joint Parliamentary Committee that is responsible for scrutinising the controversial Draft Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand existing internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into creating a bigger and more accessible log of your online activity, will according to one MP attempt to “kill the bill” because it “simply can’t work“.

internet snooping uk

12th September, 2012 (4 Comments)

The Joint Committee on the UK government’s Draft Communications Data Bill, which aims to expand existing internet snooping laws by forcing ISPs into logging a much bigger and more accessible slice of your online activity, has published a full summary of all the written evidence submitted to its inquiry.

internet privacy uk

12th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

The European Commission (EC) appears to have quietly confirmed that it will not revise the controversial Data Retention Directive (DRD) this year, which could affect the UK’s draft Communications Data Bill that seeks to expand the country’s internet snooping power through big broadband ISPs.

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

11th July, 2012 (4 Comments)

Yesterday’s meeting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee that is responsible for scrutinising the draft Communications Data Bill, which threatens to expand the UK’s existing internet snooping laws and force ISPs into monitoring a bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, appears to have confirmed that the bill will not require full web page addresses (URL) to be logged.

internet snooping uk

5th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

The Home Office’s revived Communications Data Bill, which seeks to expand the country’s existing internet snooping laws (data retention) and force ISPs into logging a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, is in trouble yet again after it was confirmed that foreign authorities will also be granted access to the data. But how much?

european union flag

4th July, 2012 (3 Comments)

The European Parliament (EP) has officially voted to reject (478 in favour – 39 against – 165 abstentions) the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), a treaty that threatened to toughen international copyright enforcement standards and make broadband ISPs more liable for the content they deliver; but will something similar replace it?

spying on uk ISP internet traffic

2nd July, 2012 (10 Comments)

The boss of broadband ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP), Adrian Kennard, has warned that the UK governments new Communications Data Bill, which will expand existing internet snooping laws and force ISPs into monitoring a much bigger slice of everybody’s online activity, is “technically a nightmare” and will require providers to introduce “stupidly expensive black boxes“.

bing ban this filth uk

29th June, 2012 (4 Comments)

As the UK government consults on whether or not to force broadband ISPs into imposing default censorship of adult websites (here), it’s worth remembering just how ineffective such measures can be. One of the biggest problems is with internet search engines, such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing, which often maintain cached copies of related images and sometimes even videos.

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.

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