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Government says no to pornography filter

internet Government ministers aren’t going to force ISPs to automatically filter pornographic websites by default. This was a proposal that was discussed by a committee of MPs earlier this year, whereby if.. more
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Google against government pornography filters

Google Logo Google has thrown its weight into the great adult content censorship debate which has been raging since last month. It began when a cross-party inquiry of MPs, headed by Claire Perry,.. more
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US government sues Apple over e-books

apple Last month, we saw the US government warn that it was going to sue Apple and a number of major US publishers for colluding to keep the price of e-books artificially.. more
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Anonymous launches attack against ‘Irish SOPA’

Anonymous, the collective of internet activists, has struck again with its latest cause – action against copyright legislation in Ireland. Currently, a statutory instrument – a change in law which doesn’t require approval from Parliament – is being pushed through swiftly over in Ireland. And.. more
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Ten UK cities to be “super-connected”

The government has announced the latest initiative in its drive to improve the UK’s broadband infrastructure. George Osborne has made £100 million available to share between ten cities, which will become “super-connected” with a network of 80 to 100Mbps being extended by both BT and.. more
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Rural broadband suffers sluggish deployment

This week hasn’t been a good one regarding the UK’s broadband roll out plans. The government has set a target of 2015 for Britain to have the best broadband network in Europe, and achieve at least 2Mbps base coverage across the country. A tall order.. more
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Government refreshes cyber security strategy

The government have published a new Cyber Security Strategy, setting out how the UK will deal with cyber threats in order to protect national security. In an accompanying statement, Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General Francis Maude, said that cyber security is one.. more
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US launches investigation into Chinese companies

US officials have launched an investigation into Chinese telecommunication companies that are working out of the US. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) are to look into the potential threat posed by companies such as Huawei and ZTE to the country’s security. The.. more
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Government pledge extra £150m to improve mobile coverage

Chancellor George Osborne has pledged an extra £150 million for improving mobile phone coverage in the UK. This is expected to ensure 99% of the population are able to get a signal, even in rural areas. The government will work with Ofcom and it is.. more
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Social media won’t be blacked out by government

The Home Office met with social network representatives and other interested parties today to discuss the possibility of shutting down social media during times of unrest, following the recent UK riots. The meeting was attended by Twitter, Facebook and Blackberry officials and is said to.. more
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