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Ofcom Urges Tech Firms To Tame Toxic Algorithms

New child safety laws sees Ofcom calling on tech firms to “tame toxic algorithms” to protect children online

2 months ago

Ofcom Confirms OnlyFans Investigation Over Age Verification

UK regulator confirms it is investigating whether OnlyFans is doing enough to prevent children accessing pornography

3 months ago

Full Fibre Broadband Reaches 17 Million UK Homes, Says Ofcom

Ofcom finds that for the first time, over half of homes in all four nations of the UK have access…

7 months ago

Ofcom Probes TikTok Over ‘Inaccurate’ Child Protection Data

Ofcom says TikTok may have provided inaccurate data about parental controls, as regulator begins enforcing child online safety rules

7 months ago

Ofcom Proposes Ban On ‘Inflation-Linked’ Mid-Contract Price Hikes

UK regulator Ofcom proposes new rules for consumers to protect against inflation-linked price rises during a contract

7 months ago

Ofcom’s Age Verification Proposals Pose ‘Significant’ Privacy, Security Risk

Open Rights Group slams Ofcom's proposals for age verification checks on porn websites, citing privacy and security concerns

8 months ago

Ofcom Proposes Face Scanning, Banking Details For Porn Age Verification

Proposals published by Ofcom for porn websites to implement acceptable age verification measures under Online Safety Bill

8 months ago

Ofcom Refers Cloud Investigation Of Amazon, Microsoft To CMA

AWS tells Silicon UK it disagrees with Ofcom findings, as AWS and Microsoft is referred to CMA watchdog for further…

10 months ago

Ofcom To Investigate Amazon, Microsoft Over Cloud Domination – Report

UK regulator is reportedly pushing for an antitrust investigation into Amazon and Microsoft's cloud dominance

10 months ago

Government Abandons Plan To Scan Encrypted Messages

Online Safety Bill climbdown? After tech platforms threaten to quit UK, government abandons plan to scan encrypted messages

11 months ago

Mobile Roaming Charging Sees Ofcom Propose New Rules

After most UK mobile operators reinstated roaming charges for users in Europe, regulator proposes mandatory alerts

12 months ago

BT Investigated By Ofcom Over 999 Failure

UK regulator investigates BT over technical fault that resulted in UK-wide disruption to 999 calls on 25 June

1 year ago

Vodafone, Three Merger: Industry Reaction

Merger to create the largest mobile operator in the UK draws reaction from industry experts and commentators

1 year ago

Ofcom Hit By MOVEit Extortion Hack

Ofcom, accountancy firm EY and Transport for London confirm data stolen by Clop gang after mass hack on MOVEit transfer…

1 year ago

Ofcom Allows BT Openreach To Lower Fibre Wholesale Prices

Bad news for altnets? Openreach's new pricing offer for full-fibre broadband, known as Equinox 2, receives Ofcom green light

1 year ago

Ofcom Crackdown After ISPs Miss Broadband Switching Deadline

Uswitch says £1.85 billion has been lost in broadband savings, amid industry failure to implement easy broadband switching rules

1 year ago

Amazon, Microsoft Cloud Services Face UK Antitrust Probe

Ofcom proposing to refer UK cloud market and two of its leading service providers to British antitrust watchdog

1 year ago

Ofcom Opens Probe Into BT Customer Contracts

Telecoms regulator Ofcom to investigate BT and subsidiaries EE and Plusnet over potential lack of clarity in customer contracts

1 year ago

Ofcom Backs Removal Of Fax Machine Lifeline

Regulator backs government decision to remove obligation for fax services under the Universal Service Order (USO) legislation

2 years ago

Amazon, Microsoft, Google Face UK Cloud Services Probe

Ofcom confirms it will examine the role of Amazon, Microsoft and Google, which dominate the cloud services market

2 years ago

Streaming Impact On Broadcast TV Revealed In Latest Ofcom Study

Young adults now watching two thirds less broadcast TV than in 2012, as scale of streaming challenge to broadcast media…

2 years ago

Ofcom Mulls Further Sanctions On Russia’s RT Over Ukraine Coverage

Further sanctions? Russian news channel RT failed to preserve due impartiality in its coverage of the Ukraine conflict, UK's Ofcom…

2 years ago

Ofcom Updates Law To Protect Last Remaining Phone Boxes

Remaining public telephone boxes belonging to BT and KCOM are now subject to new protections, as BT says it will…

2 years ago

Tech Firms Urged By Ofcom To Do More To Protect Women Online

UK regulator says women are heavier users than men of most social media platforms, and urges tech firms to keep…

2 years ago

Online Safety Bill May Pose Risk To Startups, Suggests Regulator Boss

UK's forthcoming online safety bill risks stifling start-ups, the UK tech regulator chief who will help oversee its eventual implementation

2 years ago

Ofcom Revokes RT’s Broadcast Licence

UK regulator revokes RT's broadcast licence with immediate effect, due to its ties to the Russian state, plus previous impartiality…

2 years ago

Online Safety Bill Changes Urged By MPs

Changes required. Major changes are being urged by joint committee of MPs to the draft of the UK's online safety…

3 years ago

Public Payphone Protections Revealed By Ofcom

BT says it looks forward to working with Ofcom, after regulator reveals measures to stop closures of public payphones in…

3 years ago

Ofcom Rules To Ease Switching On Different Broadband Networks

New rules to make it simpler to switch broadband supplier in as little as a day, under Ofcom's “One Touch…

3 years ago