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UK to tighten takeover rules to protect national security

Posted by malcolm on Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 at 12:27

In the short term, the government will reduce the turnover threshold that limits its existing powers to intervene in corporate takeovers. At the moment, the Competition and Markets Authority powers...

UK Government publishes Internet Safety green paper

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 at 8:39

The UK Government has announced proposals for a voluntary levy on Internet companies “to raise awareness and counter internet harms”. The government has said that the levy would target issues such as...

Amber Rudd focusses on Internet in conference speech

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 at 18:39

Rudd announced plans to tighten terrorism laws to criminalise merely viewing terrorist content, as opposed to keeping a copy found on the Internet, as well as new legislation to criminalise...

Websites discovered using their users’ computers to mine cryptocurrency

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 at 16:49

Two websites have been discovered to be using their users’ computers and phones to mine cryptocurrency without their consent in a bid to compensate for the continuing collapse in online advertising...

UK prime minister calls on internet firms to remove extremist content within two hours

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, September 21st, 2017 at 10:01

The UK prime minister, Theresa May, has told internet companies that they need to go “further and faster” in removing extremist content in a speech to the United Nations general assembly. The prime...

Electoral Commission proposes voting ban for social media trolls

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 14:05

A voting ban could "could act as a deterrent to abusive behaviour", the Commission wrote in comments on the CSPL's investigation into intimidation in the 2017 General Election. The Electoral...

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