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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 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).

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 uk isp security

12th October, 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK government’s Intelligence Committee confirmed this week that it has been investigating security concerns related to Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications firm, and its involvement in the country’s national broadband and phone market. But one of the firm’s biggest customers, BT, remains unconcerned.

copper cable uk scrap crime theft

11th October, 2012 (0 Comments)

The incumbent phone and broadband provider for Hull and East Yorkshire in England (UK), KC (Karoo), has joined in a local partnership with Humberside Police, Hull City Council, BT and local scrap metal merchants. The group has specifically called on members of the public to help them stop metal thieves.

censorship uk internet

28th September, 2012 (5 Comments)

A successful Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the UK government’s Department for Education (DfE) has revealed that broadband ISPs BT and Virgin Media have raised a number of political, technical and legal concerns with proposals to toughen censorship of adult websites and related internet content via new Parental Controls.

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.

uk london olympic games 2012

17th July, 2012 (0 Comments)

Smoothwall, a developer of internet filtering solutions for UK schools, has warned that serious connectivity problems could potentially start “occurring every day” during the London 2012 Olympic Games and in some cases web connections might even “grind to a halt” completely. Much as they did for O2 last week.

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.

claranet uk isp

10th July, 2012 (1 Comment)

Internet provider Claranet has today announced the launch of a new security service called Childsafe that, much like TalkTalk’s rival HomeSafe solution, aims to give families on its broadband packages access to an opt-in, network-level filtering service that restricts access to more than just websites.

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?

uk internet scam

2nd July, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Open Rights Group (ORG) has warned of a new email phishing attack that takes advantage of the governments Digital Economy Act (DEAct) by attempting to extort money from innocent internet users in the UK via FAKE notification letters, which allege to have detected copyright infringement (piracy) on the users broadband connection.

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.

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