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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.

children internet surfing

13th June, 2013 (12 Comments)

The British Labour Party’s Shadow Culture Minister, Helen Goodman MP, yesterday used a debate in the House of Commons to call for all broadband ISPs to install internet censorship (filtering) systems by default because, she claimed, it was a “near-impossible task for many” people to download their own Parental Control solutions. Really?

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“.

censorship online

28th May, 2013 (8 Comments)

Mobile operator O2 UK has been accused of unfair “sexism and political censorship” after its mobile broadband platform was found to still be blocking over 100 websites that promote equality for men and or which have dedicated themselves to helping male victims of domestic violence and rape.

online censorship uk

25th May, 2013 (30 Comments)

BT, Sky Broadband (BSkyB) and Virgin Media have all now confirmed that they plan to join TalkTalk (HomeSafe) in launching an automatic network level filtering service in the UK, which would block access to websites that contain “adult” content.

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“.

padlock

25th April, 2013 (4 Comments)

A new study conducted by Experian Consumer Services, which surveyed 2,249 internet using UK adults, has found that 40% believe the main responsibility for protecting identity and personal information online rests with service providers (broadband ISPs, mobile operators, banks etc.) and not themselves.

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 binary data transfer

16th April, 2013 (1 Comment)

The European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA) has criticised ISPs in the UK and Europe for failing to implement measures that could have helped to tackle one of the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks ever seen, which hit anti-spam group Spamhaus in March 2013 and impacted global internet traffic.

stop spam and junk email

15th March, 2013 (1 Comment)

A new report from researchers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands has revealed that just 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) out of over 42,000 are responsible for nearly half of all the internet addresses that send SPAM (e.g. junk marketing email) and similar malicious content (viruses, phishing etc.).

scotland map

25th February, 2013 (1 Comment)

It’s more than a mere question of independence. The London Internet Exchange (LINX), which is a central hub for much of the internet traffic that comes into and goes out of the United Kingdom, is exploring the possibility of building a new regional peering hub (IXP) in Scotland.

sky broadband uk

5th February, 2013 (4 Comments)

Sky Broadband (BSkyB) has today confirmed that it plans to follow TalkTalk’s sometimes controversial HomeSafe solution by launching its own “whole-home” automatic network level filtering (censorship) service in the UK, which would block access to websites that contain adult content.

safer internet day 2013

5th February, 2013 (0 Comments)

Today is officially the 10th annual Safer Internet Day, which works to help educate web surfers and children from around the world about the dangers of internet use and how to stay safe online. This year’s theme is “online rights and responsibilities” and encouraging web users to “connect with respect“.

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.

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