Posts Tagged ‘isp’
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.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 14, 2014 under Channel
One of the main reasons that rates of piracy are so high in Australia, is because the legal ways of getting access to media are either non-existent, or monopolised and criminally expensive and yet New... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 11, 2014 under Channel
At least it looks like the public and open rights groups aren't the only ones that find GCHQ's snooping antics leave a bad taste in their mouth. The Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) has h... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on July 2, 2014 under Security
The business of blocking websites relating to The Pirate Bay has become old hat in the past year or so. We've seen the original blocked in countries all over Europe and proxies getting the same treatm... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 24, 2014 under Channel
When most internet service providers were faced with an order from their country's respective high court to block torrent search site The Pirate Bay, they gave in and made that site slightly more diff... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 16, 2014 under Channel
The Pirate Bay is one of those dogs that not matter how many times you kick it, it just won't stay down. Despite its owners being in jail, its servers raided at times and massive studio funded lobby g... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on April 2, 2014 under Channel
Net Neutrality is quite a hot topic around the internet based world at the moment, as it seems America and other countries may see the future as a gated community of permissions and access hierarchy a... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 29, 2014 under Channel
The last few years have seen copyright lobbyists turn from targeting individual downloaders in the court room, to going after the sites themselves, by attempting to have them blocked in every country ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 21, 2014 under Security, Software & Gaming
Remember those David Cameron porn filters we talked about potentially causing problems for gaming? Well that could already be happening ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 17, 2013 under Channel
In another classic example of site blocking not achieving its original goals and simultaneously overstepping the mark into the realms of censoring completely legitimate content, Sky's recent blocking ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 16, 2013 under General Tech
One of the more popular, but overlooked (especially in terms of government sanctioned DNS blocks) ISPs in the UK, Plus.net, has unveiled some new pricing plans for its broadband packages, with pricing... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on November 22, 2013 under Channel
'Quick, look like you're busy,' continues to be the unspoken rule over at media lobbyists like Federation Against Copyright Theft (FACT) which has continued alongside the BPI to have websites blocked ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on January 3, 2013 under Channel, Mobile
British telecoms regulator OfCom has announced its intention to push for a law change on current mobile contracts. It wants it to be possible for consumers to leave their mobile, landline or broadband... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on December 19, 2012 under Channel
In order to prevent the organisation and the individuals behind it from facing financial crisis, Loz Kaye and the other members of the Pirate Party (PPUK) have taken the difficult step to take down th... more.
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