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censorship online

8th May, 2012 (3 Comments)

Smoothwall, the UK’s largest supplier of school based website filtering (blocking) solutions, has warned the government not to force broadband ISPs into imposing default internet censorship of adult websites upon their customers. The firm claims that such systems are a “very blunt instrument” and don’t stop young people who “actively seek” such content.

censorship uk internet

4th May, 2012 (3 Comments)

The UK governments Prime Minister (PM), David Cameron, looks set to put his support behind the controversial Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection by forcing broadband ISPs to offer automatic blocks on pornographic internet sites (adult content).

talktalk uk isp

19th April, 2012 (2 Comments)

Broadband ISP TalkTalk has revealed that, since introducing ‘Active Choice‘ last year, one in three new customers are choosing to turn on parental controls (e.g. adult website blocks and other internet security measures) when they join the service.

internet censorship padlock

18th April, 2012 (1 Comment)

The Conservative MP for Wiltshire, Claire Perry, has today published the results of her Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Child Protection and recommended that the UK government begin a formal consultation on the introduction of an Opt-In content filtering system for “all internet accounts” in the country.

internet privacy and censorship

10th April, 2012 (9 Comments)

It’s because you have something to hide. Internet anonymity is a bitterly conflicted subject that, on the one hand, safely masks our private lives from view or abuse, while on the other it can be manipulated by unscrupulous individuals for often criminal purposes. But just how do you go about keeping your private life.. private?

internet uk isp security

23rd March, 2012 (2 Comments)

An interesting development occurred in the USA yesterday when, for the first time, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a new Voluntary Code of Conduct for consumer broadband ISPs and network operators called the Anti-Bot Code of Conduct (ABC). The code is designed to help internet providers tackle Botnets (i.e. Trojan / Virus / Malware infected computers).

stop spam and junk email

20th March, 2012 (2 Comments)

Return Path, an email certification and reputation monitoring company, has today released its latest biannual Global Email Deliverability Benchmark (H2-2011) report. The study found that the number of emails reaching peoples inbox (globally 76.5% make it through SPAM filters) is “rapidly decreasing” (down 6% in H2-2011) and consequently “email marketers are continuing to pour money down the drain” (oh how terrible).

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