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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...

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...

Russia and China move towards banning virtual private networks

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 13:12

Both Russia and China are in the process of banning virtual private networks (VPNs), a tool that creates a secure, encrypted connection between a computer and a server operated by a VPN service. They...

Max Hill QC criticises May’s approach to terrorism

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 11:59

Max Hill QC, the terrorism legislation watchdog whose entire career has been summed up by The Times as “bringing terrorists to justice”, branded Theresa May’s proposals to fine internet companies if...

Swiss court convicts man over Facebook ‘likes’

Posted by Babatunde Onabajo on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 16:08

A Swiss court has convicted a man for his ‘likes’ on Facebook. The 45-year-old unnamed defendant was told by the court in Zurich that because he had a ‘liked’ a post written by someone else regarding...

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...

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