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BT blocks private torrent sites independent of court rulings

UK internet service provider BT has reportedly blocked over 20 private torrent sites over the last week. IPTorrents and TorrentDay, two of the most popular private trackers, have both been affected. Following complaints from the UK’s top record labels, a High Court injunction last month required that leading British ISPs, including Sky, BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and… Read More


Swedish regulator orders ISP to retain customer data despite death of EU directive

The Swedish Telecoms Regulator PTS has threatened Kista-based ISP Bahnhof to continue storing records of its customer communications, even though the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled the 2006 Data Retention Directive invalid [PDF] in April of this year. Bahnhof was among the many ISPs which expressed its intention to immediately cease to… Read More


Putin in talks to disconnect Russia from global internet in case of emergency

Reports have today announced that Russia will enter discussions next week to examine its capacity to separate itself from the global internet in “emergency” scenarios. It was reported in this morning’s Vedomosti newspaper that on 22nd September Vladimir Putin will meet with the Russian Security Council to discuss the probability of cutting off Russia from the foreign… Read More


Microsoft launches further appeal against court ruling which threatens cloud users’ privacy

Microsoft is expected to file a further appeal against a Department of Justice ruling which plans to issue search warrants for US authorities to access personal emails stored abroad. Microsoft’s top lawyer Brad Smith spoke out against the warrant, after a federal court ruled that the company must hand over a user’s emails stored in an… Read More


Lagging broadband services are ‘national embarrassment’ for government’s Tech City campaign

Poor infrastructure in London’s Tech City is putting strain on the government’s Old Street technology initiative as start-ups struggle to grow their businesses. Entrepreneurs, who have recently set up new offices to the London’s flagship tech cluster, have complained that Tech City broadband is ‘not fit for purpose’ due to poor connection, delays in installation… Read More



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