Tag: ISP

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What Caused The O2 Outage?

The recent 21-hour O2 blackout has been disastrous for the company. A recent snap survey reported in T3 suggests that up to a third of all O2 users are planning to leave the company upon expiry of their contract. It’s a serious blow to the telecommunications giant, which has fallen far from the dizzying heights […]

Bt To Censor Newzbin After Court Ruling In Favour Of MPA

BT Must Block Newzbin 2 And Foot Bill Within 14 Days

In a decision in the High Court, BT has been ordered to implement its blocking of Newzbin2 within 14 days. This is of little surprise since the UK ISP lost its court battle with Hollywood back in July, but in addition to blocking just Newzbin2, the company also will have to block any similar website […]

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EU Parliament Adopts Resolution On Net Neutrality

The Industry Committee of the EU Parliament have unanimously adopted a resolution on net neutrality asking the European Commission to swiftly assess the need for legislative action on the subject. This is a strong stance in favour of net neutrality and a step away from the current “wait and see” approach adopted by EU Digital […]

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ISPs Giggle At Cameron’s Porn Filter

Prime Minister David Cameron has backed a proposal to censor the web of digital smut in an apparent attempt to protect children from pornography by forcing web users to “opt-in” to seeing X-rated material rather than the current “opt-out” option of installing a web filter. However, the big four ISPs – BT, Sky, TalkTalk and […]

Bt To Censor Newzbin After Court Ruling In Favour Of MPA

Newzbin2 Manages to Bypass BT’s Child Porn Filters In 6 Weeks

BT was forced to block access to the newsgroup/file sharing service Newzbin2 only six weeks ago, making the corporation extend the filter previously only used to block child porn. Many, including me, were concerned not that BT were forced to block the site after a court ruling, but that BT were forced to use the […]

Bt To Censor Newzbin After Court Ruling In Favour Of MPA

BT Forced To Censor Newzbin File Sharing Website

In a landmark decision, telecoms giant BT has been forced to censor access to file-sharing website Newzbin after the Motion Picture Association (MPA) called for the blocking with Newzbin providing NZB files used to help users download unauthorised copies of films such as The King’s Speech from Usenet. BT have said they will not appeal […]