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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...

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...

Cloudflare critiques own decision not to serve Daily Stormer

Posted by malcolm on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 at 13:30

Yesterday, Cloudflare ceased to provide caching and DDoS protection services for a far-right blog, the Daily Stormer, following claims by the latter that Cloudflare secretly support their ideology....

Report reveals that cyberbullying is not as prevalent as feared

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 16:26

A study led by Dr. Andrew Przybylski of the University of Oxford found that cyberbullying – bullying that takes place over the internet – is not as prevalent as feared. The study comprised a survey...

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