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Net Neutrality RIP? US votes to create controversial "two-speed internet"

The US Federal Communications Commission has voted to overturn rules that force ISPs to treat all data traffic as equal.


22/05/2017  |  Full story...

Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules

President Donald Trump signed a resolution on Monday that officially repeals US broadband privacy rules.


05/04/2017  |  Full story...

US senate votes to allow ISPs to sell consumer data

The US senate took the first step Thursday toward blocking rules that would restrict how some big tech companies share and sell personal data, a controversial move that has large implications for online privacy.


24/03/2017  |  Full story...

TalkTalk hackers demand ransom: User bank details stolen?

A ransom demand has been received by ISP TalkTalk following a major cyber attack in which hackers may have seen sensitive customer data.

23/10/2015  |  Full story...

UK porn filter shunned by Brits

Most Brits have opted-out of using their ISPs internet filter due to uncertainty around its effectiveness and concern about their internet access being restricted, while 49% have encountered a seemingly legitimate site being blocked, according to new research.

07/09/2015  |  Full story...

Digital copyright infringements - ISPs to become gatekeepers in new digital marketing regulation push

Suspected pirates are about to get chased by their ISPs as the UK steps up enforcement of digital copyright infringements as digital marketing regulation becomes more sophisticated – but do you want your ISP knowing what you’re downloading?

23/07/2014  |  Full story...

YouTube shames ISPs for poor streaming perfomance

Google is following Netflix’ strategy by introducing a new pop-up bar on YouTube that warns users if their videos fail to stream smoothly- reminding them that they should blame their ISPs rather than the video sharing site.

08/07/2014  |  Full story...

Win for pirates? UK illegal downloaders will only get 'educational’ letters from ISP

In a blow to the film and music industry, a new deal between UK ISPs will see frequent illegal downloaders sent strongly worded letters with no chance of fines or further legal action.

12/05/2014  |  Full story...

Netflix tackles streaming speed issues with Comcast deal

Netflix has struck a deal with US internet service provider Comcast to ensure its videos are streamed faster and more smoothly.

25/02/2014  |  Full story...

Google to rate ISPs based on YouTube performance

Google is launching a new report that ranks internet service providers based on the quality of their YouTube video playback.

28/01/2014  |  Full story...

Pirate Bay dodges ISP blocks with 'PirateBrowser'

File-sharing website The Pirate Bay has launched a browser designed to avoid blocks from internet service providers (ISPs) on its site and other similar webpages.

13/08/2013  |  Full story...

Will UK porn filter block other content too?

The UK Government’s controversial plans to impose an opt-out filter on internet porn could be extended to other content, according to reports.

29/07/2013  |  Full story...

BPI aims to block more websites in piracy clampdown

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has asked UK's major internet service providers (ISP) to add three more file-sharing websites to its piracy blockade. The BPI claims that three sites including Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents have been involved in illegal music distribution.

25/10/2012  |  Full story...

YouView to launch 4th July… but will set top boxes be available?

YouView is set for launch in the UK next month after much delay, but the web TV service might still be hampered by a lack of availability of set top boxes, according to a news report. YouView chairman Lord Sugar and CEO Richard Halton are to officially launch the IPTV joint venture on July 4. However, according to the Financial Times, set-top boxes will not be widely available until later this year as manufacturers plan to conduct further tests.

Watch the launch video here:

29/06/2012  |  Full story...

Hackers hit India after Torrent sites ban

Hacking group Anonymous India has struck a leading ISP in the country to protest a ban on Torrent sites. Last week, several BitTorrent sites along with other stranger choices like Vimeo were blocked in Indiaby at least one ISP. Now, others are joining, though the original block has been lifted in some cases. There's also no country wide block as sites may work on one ISP in one region but won't work in another.

31/05/2012  |  Full story...

UK ISPs ordered to block The Pirate Bay

Internet providers in the UK have been forced to stop their users accessing The Pirate Bay file sharing site. The Swedish website hosts links to download mostly pirated free music and video. Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk, O2 and Virgin Media must all prevent their users from accessing the site. A sixth ISP, BT, requested "a few more weeks" to consider their position on blocking the site.

01/05/2012  |  Full story...

Email marketing trends- “Understand new ISP filtering practices or risk losing sales”

Marketers that fail to get to grips with Internet Service Providers’ (ISP) new spam-blocking filters are at serious risk of failing to deliver emails to the inboxes of consumers and potentially losing business for clients, according to Guy Hanson of the Direct Marketing Association’s Email Marketing Council (EMC).

26/04/2012  |  Full story...

File-sharers to get warning letters soon? BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

BT and Talk Talk have lost an appeal over controversial measures to tackle copyright infringement online. The move gives a green light to the UK Governement to push through a set of new digital piracy laws. The internet service providers (ISPs) had argued the UK's Digital Economy Act was incompatible with EU law.

07/03/2012  |  Full story...

Illegal file-sharers to be issued ‘3 strikes’ warning letters by 2013

Ofcom expects the first file-sharing notification letters to be sent in late Spring 2013, as the UK communications watchdog looks to crack-down on internet piracy. The plan proposed by Ofcom will have notification letters sent to the alleged file sharers, which will contain information regarding the allegations levied against them and also have directions on how the broadband network can be protected if there is suspicion that some third party is using the network to download contents which are illegal.


24/10/2011  |  Full story...

BT dodges bullet over secret Phorm trials

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has dropped its investigation into whether BT’s Phorm technology unlawfully intercepted internet browsing data, due to ‘insufficient evidence’. BT started conducting secret trials of Phorm four years ago, sparking outrage from privacy campaigners. The technology examined Internet users’ browsing history to bring them personalised web content, as well as targeted advertising based on their interests.


12/04/2011  |  Full story...

Online piracy: Copyright holders and ISPs to bear cost of Digital Economy Act

The UK Government has outlined its plans to enforce its new Digital Economy Act, aimed at cracking down on online piracy. Under the new scheme, copyright holders will pay 75 per cent of the costs associated with tackling online copyright infringement, while internet service providers will shoulder the remaining burden.

Comsumer groups have warned such a move could push up the price of broadband. Commenting on the move, the minister for communications said the costs Ed Vaizey, The costs of policing the Digital Economy Act are "proportionate, despite protests from internet service providers who argue the ruling will push up the price of home broadband connections.


15/09/2010  |  Full story...

Facebook rated ‘12’ in new UK film-style age classifications

Tibboh, a new internet service provider, has launched in the UK with film-style age ratings to protect youngsters from inappropriate content. ISP Tibboh has worked with the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to categorise some three billion web addresses. However, thousands of new ratings will be added every day.

Parents select the filter level they require - U, PG, 12, 15 or 18 - on behalf of their children. For example, popular social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace receive a 12 rating but online casinos and bookmakers' websites are slapped with an 18 certificate. News websites including the BBC, the Telegraph and the Guardian along with computer giants Apple and Microsoft have a "U" certificate, meaning they are suitable for all. Sky and Virgin Media however are rated PG, along with web browser Mozilla. Blogging hosts Blogger and Wordpress are given a "15" rating.


01/05/2010  |  Full story...

Virgin Media launches 50Mbps super broadband

Virgin Media has become the UK's first ISP to launch a super fast residential 50Mbps broadband service, writes The premium service costs £51/month, though this is reduced to £35 for users with Virgin phone lines. The service uses FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology in conjunction with copper connections to the home. Virgin has been testing the network since the summer and aims to have it rolled out over its cable network during the next six months.
Virgin has also announced that it will be using use Yahoo's oneSearch service to power its Virgin Media mobile search engine. The firms intend to deliver search ads and sponsored search results on the service from early next year. The deal brings Yahoo's market share of the UK's mobile search audience to 80%.
From, 16/12/2008
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ISPs agree to tackle online piracy with music industry

The UK's six biggest ISPs have signed a memorandum of understanding with music industry body the BPI and the Motion Pictures Association of America, writes The Financial Times. The deal was brokered by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) and the government is said to have made it clear that this is the internet industry's last chance to avoid legislative action or compulsory levies.
The memorandum commits the ISPs to work towards a "significant reduction" in illegal file-sharing and to develop legal music services. Under the plan ISPs will send 1,000 letters to highly active file sharers every week during a three-month trial. ISPs are working on a voluntary code of practice which will include agreed sanctions for dealing with persistent offenders. The code will be overseen by Ofcom.
From The Financial Times:, 23/07/2008


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