CHIS, Kids Safety online: ICANN – a huge disappointment and a worry

The Children’s Charities Coalition on Internet Safety (CHIS) has expressed concerns that ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), is not keeping the internet safe and secure for children. A new domain, .kids, can be bought by anybody wishing to set up a new website, without any relevant safeguarding checks taking place – …

Vodafone accused of secretly sharing data with British agency: Home ministry

Major telecom player Vodafone has been accused by the Union Home ministry of secretly sharing subscriber data with a British intelligence and security organisation, a charge denied by the company.   According to documents of the Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry, Vodafone is alleged to have given the UK-based Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) …

Nominet proposes .uk Internet domain

Nominet has proposed plans to offer shorter Internet domain names with extra security features to UK-based companies. The proposal would allow businesses to register www.name.uk as their web address, and run it alongside their existing www.name.co.uk one. However, applicants would have to pay a higher charge and provide proof of their UK presence.Read more: