Posts Tagged ‘isp’
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 19, 2016 under General Tech
Over the last couple of years, Amazon has been finding new ways to draw people over to its Prime subscription service. Right now, Amazon Prime packs in faster delivery, video streaming, Twitch benefit... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 8, 2016 under Channel
It's rare to find internet service providers that will take the side of their customers when it comes to cases of copyright trolling and extortion letters, but one Swedish ISP is doing just that. Bah... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 29, 2016 under Channel
Internet service providers (ISP) are usually not big fans of torrent sites. Downloaders on their network can mean a lot of traffic and can negatively effect the experience of other users, especially i... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 18, 2016 under Channel
Rightscorp is one of the world's most prolific letter senders when it comes to chasing after pirates. Over the past few years it's sent out thousands of demands for money to alleged illegal downloader... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on May 4, 2016 under General Tech
The UK's Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has confirmed that it is introducing new guidelines that would put ISPs in a position where they would need to make broadband pricing more transparent and s... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on April 28, 2016 under General Tech
While BT is looking to offer better speeds on its entry-level fibre optic broadband package, Virgin Media is looking to raise the bar on its higher-tier packages, with plans to expand its fibre to the... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 8, 2016 under Channel
One of the more common put downs by those unconcerned by encroaching filtering systems on British internet, is that they are easy to get around. Using a proxy, VPN or DNS tweaks to circumvent governme... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 2, 2016 under General Tech
If you happen to have BT as your ISP here in the UK, then you may find yourself having connection troubles today as the provider is currently facing outages across the country, which are currently aff... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on December 14, 2015 under General Tech
The UK High Court has once again ordered internet service providers to expand its list of blocked sites, with a new wave of 85 sites set to be blocked this week on the likes of Sky, Virgin Media, BT a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on November 4, 2015 under Security
The police have been really cracking down on the people behind the TalkTalk hack a couple of weeks back, with four people now arrested in total. Yesterday, police made their way to Norwich to arrest a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 30, 2015 under Security
The UK police have managed to track down and arrest a second suspect in the TalkTalk hacking case, which saw the personal information of the ISP's customers stolen. The second suspect was arrested in ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on October 26, 2015 under Security
Last week it emerged that TalkTalk was hacked, causing a significant amount of personal and financial user data to be stolen. Now though, the ISP is looking to calm its four million customers by claim... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 9, 2015 under Channel, Highlights 2, Network
AAISP - the unfiltered network Most internet service providers are quite typical. They offer phone and broadband products and have lacklustre callcentre support systems that are so ubiquitous, they'v... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 27, 2015 under Channel
In a continuing trend that shows ISPs on the continent have more backbone than all of the big ones in the UK, T-Mobile Austria has refused a request from a copyright lobby group to voluntarily block T... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on August 24, 2015 under Channel
Breaking America is difficult, whether you're a pop star or a giant telecoms company, apparently. UK based BT has called on U.S. regulators to change the current laws on the sale of network usage, mak... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 18, 2015 under General Tech
The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has gone ahead and served US mobile carrier, AT&T with a $100 million fine for misleading its customers with unlimited data plans. It turns out that the company ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 25, 2015 under Channel
David Cameron has been trying to make pornography harder to access for some time now. At various points throughout the past couple of years, he's discussed how he thinks it's too easy for children to ... more.
27 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 16, 2015 under Network
Chances are, if you are hooked up to the service of one of the UK's largest ISPs, then the answer to the above question is, yes. Data from a new survey conducted by Which? magazine, suggests that some... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 4, 2015 under Channel
Even though it barely seems to be operational these days, The Pirate Bay is the most iconic torrent search site in the world and is frequently cited by media lobby groups as a URL that ISPs should blo... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 28, 2015 under Security
TalkTalk is currently warning its customers that its servers were breached recently and user data may have been compromised. According to the UK ISP, cyber thieves may have been able to get their hand... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on February 4, 2015 under Channel
For media groups, the war on piratcy is one that will never be won, but there are battles that can be fought and contested and one of the ones they like fight the most, is send letters out to allegedl... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 22, 2015 under General Tech
Valve has added many useful features to Steam over the years but one that you may have overlooked is the Steam Stats page, which was updated to let you check the data rates and average speeds for dif... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 8, 2015 under General Tech
TalkTalk has gone ahead and acquired Tesco's Blinkbox video streaming service, alongside the company's broadband and voice services. This means 75,000 broadband customers along with an additional 20,0... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Brendon Morgan on January 8, 2015 under Event, Network, Online
Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has confirmed during a CES speech, that the voting on the open Internet order will go ahead on the 26th of February. He also all... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 17, 2014 under Channel
Over the past decade, the tactics used to tackle piracy by copyright lobby groups and copyright holders have changed dramatically. What once saw them taking individual sharers to court and ruining the... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 10, 2014 under Channel
Last year Italy dropped the ban hammer on a bunch of different sites, claiming they were heavily involved in media piracy. Some of these were file lockers like Mega, while others were webmail client... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on September 12, 2014 under Channel
As file sharing has evolved over the past decade, the efforts of lobby groups and studios to stop it have done so too. Back in the day the technique of choice was to sue individual downloaders and upl... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 23, 2014 under Software & Gaming
It seems like I'm not the only one that doesn't want David Cameron censoring the web with his China sponsored pornography f... more.
19 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on July 21, 2014 under General Tech
UK based Internet service providers have teamed up with representatives from the entertainment industry to send out alerts to those suspected of piracy. The scheme operates on the assumption that you ... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 21, 2014 under Channel
Do you know what the government hopes the most about its recently rushed through DRIP legislation? That you'll forget about it. For those that don't know, DRIP, or the Data Retention and Investigatory... more.
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