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UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

UK government draws list of sites for ISPs to unblock again, thanks to over-enthusiastic filters

By 31 January 2014

The UK government is creating a whitelist of websites that have been inadvertently blocked by porn and anti-piracy filters implemented by internet service providers. Several sites, such as those maintained by drug and sex education charities, have been... >>

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

BT, TalkTalk and Sky porn filters also found to block legitimate sex education sites

By 19 December 2013

After months of debate, internet service providers have started to engage filters to protect children from porn at the behest of the UK government. For new BT customers, TalkTalk customers and Sky subscribers these filters will be automatically switched... >>

Sky, BT, Virgin Media and other UK ISPs ordered to block further torrent sites

Sky, BT, Virgin Media and other UK ISPs ordered to block further torrent sites

By 1 March 2013

The UK government clampdown on torrent sites continues, this time in the form of a new court order which will force BT, Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, EE and O2 to block websites Kickass Torrents (kat.ph), H33T and Fenopy. High court judge Mr Justice Arnold said... >>

Netflix reveals top UK ISPs for movie streaming... Virgin Media the best

Netflix reveals top UK ISPs for movie streaming... Virgin Media the best

By 16 January 2013

Netflix has published its latest list of which internet service providers are best for streaming movies and TV shows. It uses data gleaned by its millions of members to compare ISPs for real-world performance and will update the list on a month-by-month... >>

Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

Internet porn won't be blocked in UK

By 17 December 2012

Ministers have decided against a blanket ban on internet porn in the UK. A campaign was started in May to bring about a law to force internet service providers to block access to online pornography, much like they must do with The Pirate Bay. Those who... >>

UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

UK government turns on porn sites as next target for ISPs to block

By 4 May 2012

With The Pirate Bay now blocked by several of the UK's internet service providers, after a court order, the British government is now turning its sights on pornography. It is to consult with ISPs on the possibility of their blocking access to all porn... >>

Pirate Bay hits out at UK ISP ban

Pirate Bay hits out at UK ISP ban

By 1 May 2012

Pirate Bay has hit out at the UK High Court ban imposed on it this week, claiming the UK is akin to censorship policies of Iran, China, and Saudi Arabia.  In a post on the site's blog, the people behind the file-sharing service explain how users can... >>

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

TalkTalk joins the superfast broadband race

By 13 March 2012

It isn't just Virgin Media and BT you can look to in order to fulfil your deepest, darkest fibre-optic desires, you know. TalkTalk has some superfast broadband of its own and, following the launch of its 40Mb platform last year, it is now doubling the... >>

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

TalkTalk ordered to block pirate site Newzbin 2

By 15 February 2012

Back in July BT was ordered by a High Court Judge to block the piracy website Newzbin 2 following legal action from the Motion Picture Association. Then, in November, the MPA reportedly approached Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk to seek a block without... >>

TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

TalkTalk porn filter fails to protect from adult website

By 6 December 2011

TalkTalk's new filter system that, amongst other things, aims to block adult websites has failed for over a week. This has allowed access to Pornhub, one of Britain's largest pornography websites. The internet protection service in question is called... >>