Category Archives: BlackBerry

A very British fudge

  Last Friday in the House of Lords Baroness Howe brought forward a Private Member’s Bill. Inter alia, the Bill would make it a legal requirement for all mobile phone companies to install adult content filters. These would have to be … Continue reading

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Death of “sexting”?

  Guest Blog by Dr Mike Short CBE Former UKCCIS Board Member, Vice President, Telefonica Europe The term “sexting” seems to be taking on a life of its own. But is it helpful or misleading ? The issues with “sexting” were discussed … Continue reading

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The murkier side of apps and ecommerce

  The Office of Fair Trading is the UK’s competition watchdog. This is how they describe their work The OFT’s mission is to make markets work well for consumers. Markets work well when businesses are in open, fair and vigorous … Continue reading

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No more low hanging fruit

  I have been reflecting on the achievements of the UK’s framework for making the internet a better and safer place for children and young people. We have an impressive record. Yet I was struck by a quite dramatic but … Continue reading

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A very poor report

  All of the UK’s mobile phone networks run a system of filtering to keep web-based adult content away from children who access the internet via a mobile phone handset. The policy was first introduced voluntarily back in January 2004. … Continue reading

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BlackBerry has some explaining to do

  As I travel the globe talking about online child protection I have been delighted to be able to tell audiences about the exemplary response of the British mobile phone industry to some of the challenges of online child protection. … Continue reading

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