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o2 uk

22nd March, 2019 (3 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 (Telefonica UK) has been fined £75,000 by Ofcom for “failing to provide accurate and complete answers” to the regulator, which occured as part of last year’s investigation into the operator’s Traffic Management practices on their 3G and 4G network.

o2 uk mobile sim

5th February, 2019 (5 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has warned O2 (Telefonica UK) that there are “reasonable grounds” for believing that they failed to provide “accurate and complete answers” as part of last year’s investigation into the mobile operator’s Traffic Management practices on their 3G and 4G network.

censorship uk internet stop sign

13th January, 2019 (38 Comments)

No, it’s not an early April Fools. Instead April is officially the month when the government’s new age verification system – targeted at commercial websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content – comes into force. Broadband ISPs will also be required to block sites that fail to comply with the new rules.

banned from the internet cross

14th November, 2018 (8 Comments)

The government has revealed that its new Age Verification system, which will be targeted at commercial websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content (broadband ISPs will be expected to block any that don’t comply), will not now be introduced until Easter 2019. But in the future Twitter may also be targeted.

three uk mobile broadband

4th October, 2018 (131 Comments)

Mobile operator Three UK has today quietly removed the “Personal Hotspot” usage caps on their 4G mobile plans, which means that customers can now use all of their monthly data allowance to support Tethering (i.e. using your phone as a mobile broadband router for connecting other computers to the internet via WiFi etc.).

mobile mast vector

2nd August, 2018 (12 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today dropped their investigation into possible breaches of the EU’s Net Neutrality rules by Three UK and Vodafone. The move comes after both mobile network operators made key changes to related products and services.

network_modem_cable

29th June, 2018 (16 Comments)

Mobile operators Three UK and Vodafone in the United Kingdom have again been identified by a new Ofcom report as potentially being in breach of the EU’s rules for protecting Net Neutrality (i.e. there must be no serious blocking or slowing of access to legal websites or internet services).

router modem network cable snakes

4th April, 2018 (31 Comments)

The “free” routers that so often come bundled alongside broadband ISP packages are usually nothing to write home about, not least because they’re often budget models and frequently come with key features disabled. But should provider’s be preventing customers from using their own kit?

banned from the internet cross

26th March, 2018 (6 Comments)

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has started their consultation on the Government’s controversial internet age verification system, which will target websites or “apps” that contain pornographic content. Sites that fail to comply could find themselves being blocked by large broadband ISPs.

censorship internet button

12th March, 2018 (10 Comments)

The government has quietly delayed their new age verification rules until the end of 2018, which was set to be targeted at websites and “apps” that contain pornographic content. Broadband ISPs would also be required to block sites that fail to comply with the new rules.

mobile net neutrality uk

6th March, 2018 (7 Comments)

The telecoms regulator has today opened a new investigation to examine whether some of the new 4G mobile plans and add-ons being offered by Three UK and Vodafone are compliant with the EU’s new Net Neutrality rules, which are designed to protect the open internet from abuse.

censored access internet

5th January, 2018 (15 Comments)

The Government’s Digital Minister, Matt Hancock, has quietly signed-off on a controversial impact assessment for the new Age Verification system, which underpins their plan to force all UK broadband ISPs into blocking websites that contain pornographic content (unless they use age verification).

teamviewer

20th December, 2017 (14 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk is facing criticism after they once again blocked UK customers from being able to access the TeamViewer service from their network, which apparently stems from a fear that it is being used by scammers to target their subscribers.

vodafone uk 2017 mobile sim logo

1st November, 2017 (18 Comments)

Vodafone UK has today claimed that they intend to “banish data use fears” by reinventing how customers on their Pay Monthly and Pay-As-You-Go 4G Mobile plans consume and pay for their data use. They’ve also improved their insurance plans for Apple iPhone owners.

blocked_uk_website_parental_control

11th October, 2017 (1 Comment)

The Government has today published their Internet Safety Strategy green paper, which sets out how they intend to tackle online dangers like cyber-bullying, trolling and under-age access to porn. But it also appears to soften earlier plans for a mandatory approach to network-level ISP internet censorship.

censored access internet

17th July, 2017 (17 Comments)

The Government has confirmed that, from April 2018 onwards, they will require broadband ISPs to block access to pornographic websites that fail to introduce at least a Credit Card based Age Verification system. This is intended to stop children being able to access naughty images and videos.

Virgin Media 2014 UK Logo

10th July, 2017 (5 Comments)

Last week we saw mobile operator Three UK introduce free video streaming (i.e. it won’t eat into your Mobile Broadband data allowance) on their 4G Mobile plans (here) and this week Virgin Media have joined the fun by adding data-free use of Twitter to their own plans. But what of Net Neutrality?

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