UK internet service providers BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin Media have failed to convince customers to implement a “family-friendly” content filtering system for their children, according to a report by Ofcom, UK telecom watchdog.
The UK government and UK-based ISPs have launched the Creative Content UK scheme, a national plan to help combat piracy by warning users who break copyright laws, according to V3.
The UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) can intercept users’ Skype messages and calls in real time, according to itnews.com.au.
Former NSA intelligence specialist Edward Snowden has criticized the government’s rush to push through new British emergency surveillance law initiative, saying it could allow law enforcement and security services a higher access to phone and internet data, according to MyBroadband.
Facebook may have broken data protection laws when it organized a psychological study on 700,000 of its users without their knowledge, BBC reports.
The UK is looking to cut revenue sources of pirate sites living off illicit advertising as they damage the country’s economy, according to Mike Weatherley, the intellectual property advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron.
The UK app industry – “the most exciting on the planet” - will generate £4bn in revenue this year and will grow 10-fold by 2025, Google said during its developers’ conference, according to The Inquirer.
The websites of daily tabloid The Sun and weekly newspaper Sunday Times were defaced by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) to back their support for the government of the embattled Middle Eastern nation, according to the hackernewsbulletin.com.
Mass surveillance of Brits on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Google is legal since it can be classified as “external communications,” according to Privacy International.
British businesses are exposing themselves to security breaches as 75% of them allow employees to connect their mobile devices to the corporate network, a Samsung study reveals.
Critical Vulnerabilities that could enable hackers to take control and escalate privileges have been found in recording tools used by the UK Emergency Services, according to The Guardian.
The British Information Commissioner and data authorities from Europe are concentrating their efforts on eBay's massive data breach, according to The BBC.
A hacker who claims affiliation with the hacktivist group Anonymous hijacked the Twitter account of Nick Griffin, MEP and leader of the British National Party, according to The Telegraph.
Most of the UK’s illicit media and television websites harbor malware or credit card scams, according to a report commissioned by the Industry Trust for Intellectual Property Awareness.