Digg’s Google Reader Replacement is Going the Way of Google Reader

Nothing lasts forever, I suppose. In what could be construed as a cruel joke, Digg is pulling the plug on Digg Reader, the company’s answer to the demise of popular RSS service Google Reader. Digg Reader will shut down on March 26th, 2018, giving you just enough time to export your data before the service goes dark. Read More >>

Facebook Sorry Its Autocomplete Suggested Users Search for Child Porn Videos

Facebook is apologising after multiple users were served disturbing autocomplete suggestions of children performing sex acts Thursday night. Read More >>

EE is Giving Londoners 1GB of Free Data

There are many reasons one may want live inside London, or as far away from its broken housing market as humanly possible. People who live there will tell you all about the amazing things that make the overpriced London lifestyle worth living, and now they have an extra piece of ammo to add to their smug. EE is giving Londoners 1GB of data absolutely free - just as long as they're already an EE customer. Read More >>

Web Inventor Wants Regulation of the Social Networks

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the man who first proposed the www bit of the internet that so glues us together now, is once again calling for Something To Be Done about the massive power wielded by the likes of Google and Facebook, even going so far as to suggest legal regulation to reduce their grasp on our eyes. Read More >>

Ofcom is Investigating Three and Vodafone for Allegedly Throttling Traffic, Amongst Other Things

While the American government might not have enough sense to understand the benefits of net neutrality, and the idea that all web traffic should be treated equally, it's still a thing here in the UK. And because it's still a thing here (and in the rest of the EU) Ofcom has launched an investigation into both Three and Vodafone to ensure their practices actually comply with net neutrality rules - specifically the EU Open Internet Access Regulation 2015. Read More >>

23,000 HTTPS Certificates Pulled After CEO Sends Private Keys in an Email

HTTPS certificates form the foundation of the encrypted web. Issued to website operators by trusted certificate authorities, certificates are necessary to form an encrypted connection between your browser and the website you’re visiting—and that encrypted connection protects sensitive data you might share with the website, like a password or credit card details. Each certificate has a public key, which it sends to your browser to initiate an encrypted connection, and a private key, which needs to stay private. Read More >>

Pornhub Owner MindGeek Shows Off the Tool That May be Restricting Your Access to Porn Very Soon

It's no secret that the government hates videos and images of naked people, and has decided to make it harder to access that kind of material without going through an identity verification system that may or may not track everything we view. Because we have to protect the children, obviously, since parents can't be trusted to install parental control software. Read More >>

What’s the Most Desperate Thing You’ve Done to Get Online?

Beast from the East-ravaged days like this are a good reminder that when the power goes out and you’re at home in the dark, the loneliness creeps in fast. And when you’re lonely, nothing makes you feel better (and worse) than Logging On. Read More >>

Europe to Facebook and Google: Remove Illegal Content in One Hour (We’re Serious This Time!)

The European Union really wants tech companies to get their shit together when it comes to policing content on their platforms. Today, it issued new guidelines for how companies like Twitter, Google, and Facebook should handle illegal content on its European websites: quickly, proactively, and with human oversight. Read More >>

ISPs Told to Give Better Speed Estimates, Including Peak Contention Crunches

Communications regulator Ofcom is having about its fiftieth shot at making the ISPs sell us broadband in a more honest way, this time asking for clearer indications of lower-end speeds and real-world estimates of evening contention. Read More >>

We Regret to Inform You That Vero Is Bad

Vero was supposed to be the better Instagram. It was supposed to save social media. It was supposed to do loads of things that other blip-on-the-radar social networks like Ello and Peach promised. Turns out Vero doesn’t do very much of anything, and its CEO is genuinely awful. Read More >>

What Are the Best Hidden Features You Love?

Technology—the breaker of chains, the breaker of backs. It is everything both right and wrong with humanity today. But today, I want to focus on the good side of things, specifically the small things developers might have put into a product that, if you dig around long enough, turn out to be surprisingly useful. Read More >>

Ofcom’s Told BT it has to Share its Telegraph Poles With Other Internet Providers

Ofcom wants the rollout of ultra-fast broadband to go smoothly, so it's gone and published a number of measures designed to make it cheaper for internet providers to install the necessary infrastructure. These measures will also force BT to share its telegraph poles and underground tunnels with the competition. Read More >>

Virgin Mobile is Launching an Unlimited Data Plan With Zero Limits, Even for Tethering

If you want an unlimited mobile data package in this country, your options are pretty limited. Until today the only network to offer that was Three, though it put had to put strict limits on tethering to stop people abusing the system. Now there's a second option from Virgin, and has promised there are absolutely no limits. No fair use policy on data, no speed throttling, and no limits on your tethering. Read More >>

YouTube Promoted a Conspiracy Theory Following a Mass Shooting, Again

Earlier today, a video appearing in YouTube’s trending videos feed, meant to surface the most popular content to the platform’s estimated 1 billion users, featured content suggested a survivor of the Florida school shooting was a “crisis actor.” The term is used in conspiracy circles to describe someone paid to pretend they’d been involved in a life-threatening situation for ideological reasons, such as anti-gun lobbying. It’s unclear how long it remained available before YouTube took the video down. Read More >>