A member received an email from an anonymous blackmailer trying to extort thousands of pounds. How would you respond in this situation?
Guest John Carr from the Children’s Charities’ Coalition on Internet Safety explains how the new educational emails on copyright awareness from ISPs can help protect your family (more on ISP educational email…)
Apple has been awarded a patent that, if put into practice, would mean it could remotely disable particular iPhone functions in certain locations. For example, blocking your iPhone from shooting video at a music festival.
A new system will see warning letters sent out to customers whose internet connections are being used to illegally share music and films. It’s good in principle, but should we have to pay to appeal?
UK internet providers have been ordered to lower the Jolly Roger and block access to file-sharing site The Pirate Bay. Is this the right way to deal with the issue, or will illegal file-sharers just get their jollies elsewhere?
Police have shut down music file sharing site RnBXclusive.com and arrested the person behind it. A message on the site says visitors may face prosecution and jail time. Is this approach really necessary?
Wikipedia, Reddit, BoingBoing, Greenpeace – what do they have in common? They’re all blacking out in protest of two anti-piracy acts being debated in the US. But what has this got to do with us in the UK?
Data breaches – when companies fail to keep your details secure – are becoming increasingly common. So how should they respond when the breach happens, and should we be worried about our information?
The Performing Rights Society for Music wants to create a traffic light system to flag illegal music sites with a red cross and legal ones with a green tick. In principle, it’s a good idea – but could it actually work?
A High Court Judge yesterday ruled that BT must now block access to the website Newzbin2 – a site that provides links to pirated films. But is this the right way to tackle illegal downloading?
Is it just me or is there a data breach every other day? The latest is Travelodge, with its communication on the issue leaving a lot to be desired – the email it sent out was more confusing than comforting.
Ebook piracy is a ‘colossal threat’ or so screamed the front page of my morning Metro, London’s free newspaper. But not only do I think this blows the problem out of proportion, it could be missing the point entirely.
ACS Law has said it will stop sending letters requesting money from suspected file sharers. If someone wrongly accused you of something, and asked for £500, would you pay up to avoid going to court?
As mobiles have got smarter and more numerous, they’ve become a target for malicious attacks. There’s no need to panic, but a recent outbreak in China shows we can’t afford to be complacent about our phones’ security.