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UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre officially launches

Posted by Daniel Smith on Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 12:28

The Queen has officially opened the UK’s new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The Chancellor, Phillip Hammond, speaking at the launch, stated that the centre will “not just focus on protecting...

Tech giants join forces to curb spread of online terrorist content

Posted by Daniel Smith on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 at 13:57

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have announced a joint-initiative to help curb the spread of terrorist content online. According to a joint statement by the companies, they will commit to...


Warner Brothers reports own site to Google as pirate site

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 15:29

The Warner Brothers film studio has asked Google to de-list several pages from the website, in an incident which highlights the shortcomings of the DMCA notice and takedown system and...


IPO: streaming up, piracy down

Posted by Sam Frances on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at 17:39

Research commissioned by the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO) shows a fall in online copyright infringement, combined with a steep rise in the use of legal streaming services such as Spotify...


IWF Chief Executive awarded an OBE

Posted by Sam Frances on Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 11:00

Susie Hargreaves, the Chief Executive of the Internet Watch Foundation, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for her work in online child protection. Sir Richard Tilt, IWF...


Social media giants sign Commission code of conduct on illegal hate speech

Posted by Sam Frances on Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 at 16:28

The European Commission, together with Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, have announced a new Code of Conduct on Illegal Online Hate Speech. In the code of conduct, the companies agree to a...

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