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DCMS Communications sector review

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013 at 17:04

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has published its review of the communications industry. The review reiterates the need for investment in broadband, and points to its £1.6bn broadband...

RIPE NCC Transparency Report

Posted by malcolm on Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 18:09

RIPE NCC, the Regional Address Registry that assigns IP addresses mainly to ISPs, has published a “Transparency Report” on requests from Law Enforcement agencies. In 2012, the RIPE NCC received 21...

Leaked DfE letter reveals government spin on parental controls

Posted by malcolm on Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 15:59

A leaked letter from the Department for Education has provoked anger by suggesting that ISPs should market the “Active Choice+” system of parental controls as “default-on” filtering. In...

France ends piracy disconnections

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 17:01

The French Ministry of Culture has published an official decree abolishing Internet disconnection as a penalty for unlawful file-sharing. The disconnection penality, which was part of the France’s...

Nominet launches further consultation on .uk

Posted by malcolm on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 17:01

Nominet has launched a consultation on second-level domain registration in .uk, after an earlier consultation revealed that there was little appetite for the ‘’ proposal. Currently,...

Study questions effectiveness of blocking child abuse images

Posted by malcolm on Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 13:24

Blocking is an ineffective tactic for countering the proliferation of child abuse images online, according to a recent study by academics at the KU Leuven university. The authors argue that all...

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