e safety

What is e-safety?
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What is e-safety?

We explain what e-safety is and how it can be managed in schools and beyond
2 Oct 2020
NCA warns of spike in online threats to children during coronavirus lockdown
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NCA warns of spike in online threats to children during coronavirus lockdown

The agency believes 300,000 individuals in the UK could be attempting to groom children online
3 Apr 2020
NCA demands tech companies do more to prevent child abuse
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NCA demands tech companies do more to prevent child abuse

Investigators report that child abuse material was possible to find “in just three clicks”
14 Feb 2020
FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree
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FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree

Coordinated effort leads to hundreds of arrests and $3.7 million seized from phishing gangs around the world
11 Sep 2019
What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained
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What is ethical hacking? White hat hackers explained

Not all hackers are motivated by greed - some of them use their powers for good
11 Jul 2019
Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support
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Network & Internet

Mozilla branded a ‘villain’ for DNS over HTTPS support

Privacy group ridicules ISPA nomination and claims it's "a bit like saying peanut butter is evil"
5 Jul 2019
Mozilla details anti-tracking policies in full
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Mozilla details anti-tracking policies in full

The measures aim to mitigate the ‘harmful’ effects of ad tracking in the latest Firefox release
29 Jan 2019
Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data
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Security

Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data

Security company claims software creates a level playing field for white hats and pen testers
10 Aug 2018
Government expands child safety group to cover wider public
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Policy & legislation

Government expands child safety group to cover wider public

The council will focus on combating online harm, extremism, and violence against women, among other areas
27 Jul 2018
Twitter alerts uses after finding password-revealing bug
Security

Twitter alerts uses after finding password-revealing bug

The company is advising users to reset their passwords 'in the interests of caution'
4 May 2018
Amber Rudd sets aside £9m to clamp down on the dark web
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Amber Rudd sets aside £9m to clamp down on the dark web

The home secretary hopes to clean up the dark web and stop its criminal activity
11 Apr 2018
NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK
National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

NCSC blocks millions of cyber attacks launched against UK

But hackers will respond with fresh ways to target businesses and citizens, body warns
5 Feb 2018
UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants
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UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants

Security Minister Ben Wallace says tech companies are failing to curb extremist material
2 Jan 2018
Tories to reveal how they'll make UK internet the safest
Policy & legislation

Tories to reveal how they'll make UK internet the safest

Culture Secretary to release green paper on digital safety plans next week
2 Oct 2017
Safer Internet Day could teach businesses a thing or two
Security

Safer Internet Day could teach businesses a thing or two

Safer Internet Day 2016 promotes better web security for families - but corporations should listen up as well
9 Feb 2016
Sky Broadband Shield will be opt-out from early 2016
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Sky Broadband Shield will be opt-out from early 2016

The porn and unsuitable for children content filter will be turned on by default for anyone joining Sky Broadband
22 Dec 2015
GOZeus & CryptoLocker: Top tips to protect your PC & mobile
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GOZeus & CryptoLocker: Top tips to protect your PC & mobile

The NCA and FBI claim PC and mobile users have until June 17 to protect themselves from malware threats. Here's how to go about it...
13 Jun 2014
Get Safe Online? Not with advice like this
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Security

Get Safe Online? Not with advice like this

Davey Winder points out the short-comings in the password security tools used by Get Safe Online
11 Jun 2014
Government-backed security site collapses
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Government-backed security site collapses

The Get Safe Online website, designed to educate computer users about cyber security, suffers high traffic-induced outage
5 Jun 2014
MP calls on IT industry to help tackle "dark net" criminals
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Security

MP calls on IT industry to help tackle "dark net" criminals

James Brokenshire, the minister for crime and security, calls for industry support for child abuse net clean-up.
28 Nov 2013
Search blocks won't halt spread of online child abuse
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Search blocks won't halt spread of online child abuse

Google and Microsoft have agreed to "clean up" search engine queries to make child abuse images harder to find.
18 Nov 2013
Club Penguin: Keeping kids safe online
Security

Club Penguin: Keeping kids safe online

Caroline Donnelly finds out how online gaming can teach kids good online behaviour.
2 Aug 2013
Get Safe Online warns of mobile threat
Mobile security
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Get Safe Online warns of mobile threat

Despite no financially significant attacks to date, Get Safe Online warns users about mobile hackers.
7 Nov 2011