Category Archives: Microsoft

Taking stock of the Coalitions

  In December, 2011, Vice President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes identified five areas where she wanted to see internet companies taking action to make the internet a better place for kids. In the name of self-regulation Kroes asked … Continue reading

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Words Obama and Cameron will never say

Having listened carefully to representations that have been made to us by a wide range of free speech, civil liberties and commercial interests, as well as several national governments and international organizations, we are happy to announce today that we … Continue reading

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A ringing endorsement of the Internet Watch Foundation

In the early to mid-1990s the fledgling British internet industry consisted largely of a handful of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) trying to popularise and spread a magical American invention throughout our green and pleasant land. No one could have known It’s in … Continue reading

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Porn on games consoles : astonishing stats

  Pornhub is the world’s largest hard-core adult pornography site.  Access to it is free and unrestricted.  They recently published a blog describing how their site fared in 2013. They are very pleased with themselves. First they want us to know … Continue reading

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Mr Snowden’s legacy

  Without getting into the rights and wrongs of Edward Snowden’s actions or indeed the actions of the NSA and GCHQ in relation to mass online surveillance, the fallout has been most instructive for those of us who occupy the … Continue reading

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Online child safety – big things happening

  Here in the UK it has been a busy week and a good week for child safety on the internet. Later today the Prime Minister is holding an industry summit in Downing Street to review progress on the calls … Continue reading

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CHIS speaks out

  Just up on the Children’s Charities’ Coalition web site: their evidence to the Nominet Review and evidence to the DCMS Select Committee. 

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The future of Nominet

  Every sovereign state has a national domain namespace on the internet. They are more properly called country code top-level domains or ccTLDs for short. ccTLDs are all two letters long and they appear to the right of the last dot … 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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