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UK threatens tax on 'ruthless profiteer' social media giants
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IT regulation

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
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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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Security

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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Security

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
Security

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
Google and CAB team for online security campaign
Security
Security

Google and CAB team for online security campaign

The campaign will attempt to offer easy-to-understand security information for web users.
17 Oct 2011
CEOP unencrypted website places data at risk
CEOP
unified threat management (UTM)

CEOP unencrypted website places data at risk

CEOP admits a form on its website is unencrypted, but claims no data appears to have been compromised.
11 Apr 2011
Fake anti-virus skyrockets in 2010
Viruses
Security

Fake anti-virus skyrockets in 2010

Two-fifths of all fake anti-virus was produced this year alone, according to Panda Security.
17 Nov 2010
Fake anti-virus cold calling warning issued
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Security

Fake anti-virus cold calling warning issued

One in four people have been contacted by gangs trying to flog fake IT security services, Get Safe Online says.
15 Nov 2010
Facebook teams with CEOP for panic button
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Security

Facebook teams with CEOP for panic button

The new Facebook ClickCEOP panic button, aimed at youngsters, will lead users to online security advice.
12 Jul 2010
Facebook enhances safety but still no 'panic button'
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Network & Internet

Facebook enhances safety but still no 'panic button'

Facebook rolls out an ad campaign and integrates a CEOP link, but holds back from offering a 'safety button'.
13 Apr 2010
Facebook called 'arrogant' in its approach to child safety
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Network & Internet

Facebook called 'arrogant' in its approach to child safety

With complaints from users soaring, CEOP chief Jim Gamble says Facebook needs to accept it doesn't understand prevention or deterrence.
9 Apr 2010
Many under-age kids are using social networking
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Network & Internet

Many under-age kids are using social networking

One in four of of the country's pre-teen internet users have Facebook, MySpace or Bebo accounts, despite all three sites having minimum age limit of 1…
29 Mar 2010
Today in tech: iPad delays, spies and Facebook privacy
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Security

Today in tech: iPad delays, spies and Facebook privacy

Pressed for time but need to keep on top of tech news? Look no further than this daily roundup.
29 Mar 2010
Facebook says no to CEOP panic button
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Security

Facebook says no to CEOP panic button

Despite a positive meeting with Home Secretary Alan Johnson, the social network has ruled out introducing a panic button on user homepages.
19 Mar 2010
Q&A: Simon McCalla, IT director, Nominet
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Network & Internet

Q&A: Simon McCalla, IT director, Nominet

We speak to the IT director of the .uk domain registry to find out how our regional domain is doing.
26 Feb 2010
Microsoft and CEOP collaborate on child-friendly version of
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Security

Microsoft and CEOP collaborate on child-friendly version of

Click Clever Click Safe initiative provides one-click access to information and advice on keeping children out of harm's way while online.
9 Feb 2010
'Sex' makes list of top search terms for children
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Network & Internet

'Sex' makes list of top search terms for children

The term is the ninth most searched term for children under seven, but doesn't make the top 20 for older teens.
17 Dec 2009