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Ex-GCHQ deputy director demands fines on social media firms that fail to remove “extremist” material

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 at 14:55

Brian Lord, the ex deputy director of intelligence and cyber operations at GCHQ, has suggested that social media companies should be fined if they fail to remove material deemed as extremist from...

EU to impose national quotas on streaming services

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 14:08

The EU is currently considering imposing a quota on streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, to feature a minimum quantity of European works in their catalogues. The European Parliament...

EU ministers approve hate speech rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 at 13:56

European Union ministers have recently approved rules that would oblige companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove videos deemed as constituting “hate speech” or face fines. The move...

House Republicans seek to revamp internet privacy rules

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 16:51

A bill that would explicitly lay out the terms under which internet service providers (ISPs) can collect and distribute information on their customers and when they can get opt-in and opt-out...

WannaCry ransomware inspires new phishing emails

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, May 22nd, 2017 at 13:23

Following the WannaCry ransomware attacks which has affected over 200,000 computers in at least 150 countries around the world, a spate of emails purporting to be from internet service providers...

Conservative Party’s manifesto’s technology policies

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at 17:12

The establishment of a regulatory framework to underpin and support the digital charter, complete with a sanctions regime, to enable the Government to fine or prosecute those companies that fail in...

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