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UK consumers are getting 22% faster Internet, as subscribers flock to better broadband

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Ofcom, the UK regulatory body for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries, has released its latest report outlining the state of play regarding consumers’ broadband speeds. According to the report, consumers are achieving 22% faster broadband speeds at home than they were 12 months ago,with November 2011′s figures revealing that the...
UK consumers are getting 22% faster Internet, as subscribers flock to better broadband

Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

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Following a High Court ruling last month, six ISPs – BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk – were required to block subscriber access to three of the world’s largest torrent sites. The legal action, initiated by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major...
Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

Pirate Bay blockade begins with Virgin Media

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Filesharing website is now blocked to millions of UK customers after high court rules that it flouts copyright lawsThe filesharing website The Pirate Bay has been blocked to millions of UK internet users following a high court ruling earlier this week.Customers of the country's second-biggest internet service provider (ISP), Virgin...
Pirate Bay blockade begins with Virgin Media

Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users

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Almost a third of web users who stream or download content did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the end of JanuaryAlmost a third of UK internet users who stream or download music, TV and films did so at least once illegally in the quarter to the...
Music, TV and film piracy rises among UK internet users

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Pirate Party Proxy Shutdown Means Activists Will Fight Another Day

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It must have been a heartbreaking decision but Loz Kaye of the UK Pirate Party has had to back down in the face of what could have been a ruinous battle with music industry body BPI. The dispute was over the Pirate Party’s Pirate Bay proxy, a service that enabled...
Pirate Party Proxy Shutdown Means Activists Will Fight Another Day

Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

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Information commissioner says it is likely highly private details were deliberately captured from internet usersGoogle is facing mounting pressure after the information commissioner launched an investigation into claims that it orchestrated a cover-up of its capture of emails, passwords and medical records of people in the UK.The UK data watchdog...
Google to be investigated over data cover-up claims

TalkTalk defies digital bill

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TalkTalk's refusal to cooperate with 'draconian' anti-piracy measures reflect growing resistance to the digital economy billOne of the UK's three biggest internet service providers has vowed not to co-operate with measures to combat file-sharing set out in the government's controversial digital economy bill, expected to receive royal assent within days.TalkTalk,...
TalkTalk defies digital bill

BPI To UK Pirate Party: Shut Down Your Pirate Bay Proxy

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As soon as the High Court ordered several UK ISPs to block subscriber access to The Pirate Bay earlier this year, the UK Pirate Party launched a proxy service to re-enable access to the site. For millions of UK Internet users the service provided a much-needed lifeline for them to...
BPI To UK Pirate Party: Shut Down Your Pirate Bay Proxy

Half of UK Internet users can't say for sure if they have accessed illegal content

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According to Ofcom research, 47% of Internet users in the UK were not sure if the content they accessed online in the three-month period from May to July 2012 was legal. The large-scale consumer study, conducted among users aged 12 and above, revealed also that one in six (16%) participants believed...
Half of UK Internet users can't say for sure if they have accessed illegal content

UK Internet users: 55% share news on Facebook, followed by 33% via email

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According to a survey by Reuters Institute published on Journalism.co.uk, Internet users in the UK share most of their news on Facebook, followed by email. Third place goes to Twitter, surprised? Don’t be, email is the original social network, being as private as you want it to be. Reuters Institute...
UK Internet users: 55% share news on Facebook, followed by 33% via email

BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

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Internet service providers lose final appeal after court rules the Digital Economy Act is legal and compatible with European lawThe government has been given the green light to implement the Digital Economy Act after the final legal challenge by two internet service providers was thrown out at the court of...
BT and TalkTalk lose challenge against Digital Economy Act

Porn block plan consultation ends

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A public consultation into whether UK internet users must be forced opt-in in order to access pornography is to end on Thursday....
Porn block plan consultation ends

UK Police Launch Campaign to Shut Down Torrent Sites

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Authorities and entertainment industry companies in the UK are working together on a new initiative which targets sites said to be offering copyrighted material without permission, TorrentFreak has learned. The first signs came last week when a major torrent site received a letter from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB),...
UK Police Launch Campaign to Shut Down Torrent Sites
Apple Users Allege in Lawsuit That Google Secretly Tracks Their Web Browsing (GOOG, AAPL)

Google's annual Zeitgeist lists

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Here are some of the most prominent lists from 2012 from Google searches by UK internet usersGoogle compiles its annual Zeitgeist lists measuring the fastest growing search terms throughout the year, rather than largest volume of searches. These lists all relate to Google searches by UK internet users. Here are...
Google's annual Zeitgeist lists

Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

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Draft code details new 'three strikes' policy for illegal downloaders, to come into effect from March 2014Illegal downloaders will start receiving warning letters from internet service providers from 1 March 2014, under a draft code for the government's anti-digital piracy regime drawn up by media regulator Ofcom.Under the draft code,...
Ofcom outlines new anti-piracy rules

comScore: Online video viewing in the UK grew by 42% in 6 months

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Online data measurement company comScore has released the latest UK figures from its Video Metrix service, revealing that online video reached 34 million UK Internet users in January this year. This represents 80% of the total UK Internet audience, and more than 8.4 billion videos were watched throughout the month,...
comScore: Online video viewing in the UK grew by 42% in 6 months

Let's forget HS2 and invest in high-speed broadband instead | Charles Arthur

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The government should kill its absurd rail plan and lay an optical fibre network - it's cheaper and would be the ultimate economic boostAt Google's developer conference in San Francisco, its chief executive Larry Page took part in an impromptu Q&A session. What, one person asked, was the point of...
Let's forget HS2 and invest in high-speed broadband instead | Charles Arthur

UK Internet users hitting up social media for customer service double in 8 months to 18 million

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According to a study conducted by Fishburn Hedges and Echo Research, as many as 18 million UK Internet users have turned to social media at one time or another to connect with brands. It doesn’t come as a surprise that more and more people are taking to social media as a...
UK Internet users hitting up social media for customer service double in 8 months to 18 million
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