Scaled back plans for faster broadband speeds across the UK will come as “a blow to rural communities”, internet providers have said following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review.
Internet service providers experienced one of their busiest days ever on Tuesday as gamers began using the new Xbox Series X console.
London and Northern Ireland have become the latest areas to receive Virgin Media’s gigabit service, making hyper-fast broadband available to almost three million homes.
Millions of children are at risk of worse online abuse unless the Government plugs a Brexit funding blackhole, charity leaders, police, and teaching unions have warned.
Cyberbullying and online harassment from pupils could have a “hugely detrimental” effect on school staff’s mental health, a support helpline has warned.
Public reports of suspected child sexual abuse material online reached a record high in September but the charity responsible for investigating incidents said valuable time is being wasted by an increased number of false alerts.
Doubts over the Government’s ambitious pledge on gigabit-capable broadband deepened on Tuesday after the minister responsible for its roll-out failed to say how confident he felt about making the 2025 target.
Parenting tips, radical feminism and Gordon Brown’s ‘biscuitgate’ fiasco: The politicization of Mumsnet
Two decades since its launch as a forum to pool information and advice, Mumsnet has become one of the biggest parenting websites in the world and regularly attracts more than 10 million visitors a month.
A chatbot that tries to deter people from viewing child sexual abuse online is being developed by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF).
Work to install full-fibre broadband across Aberdeen is to continue.
Firms have been told they have a year to ensure their services make protection of children’s data a priority or face enforcement action including fines.
Welcome back Aberdeen… nice to see the Granite City opening up now the local lockdown is easing.
Google Maps is set to receive a visual makeover, adding greater detail and making natural features easier to see.
Sky engineers are working to restore homes in the north-east after a fault hit their network today.
Researchers in Australia claim they may have successfully tested the fastest internet data speed ever, capable of downloading 1,000 HD movies in less than a second.
Openreach is phasing in a return to working inside people’s homes for its engineers from Monday.
A north-east MSP is calling on the Scottish Government to “fast-track” the roll out of its high speed broadband.
Youngsters aged 11-13 accounted for nearly half of all child abuse images flagged by the UK organisation responsible for identifying and removing such content from the internet last year, an annual report has shown.
Network providers must ensure cost is not preventing people from accessing critical information online, the World Wide Web Foundation has warned.
Older people who are not internet-savvy risk being left behind as vital services increasingly turn digital amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Developers could be forced to make sure new-build homes are fit to carry gigabit-speed broadband.
A blueprint for keeping children safe on the internet, created by a collection of governments, has been unveiled and endorsed by major technology companies.
Police are trying to crack down on illegal knives sales by targeting sellers online.
A UK-built device that will allow astronauts to communicate with Earth at home broadband speeds has reached the International Space Station (ISS).
The enforcement powers of the new internet watchdog must be “proportionate” to the level of harm caused, digital minister Matt Warman has said.
More than a third of children find it easier to be themselves online than offline, according to a new survey coinciding with Safer Internet Day.
Parents are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s social media and online activity, according to regulator Ofcom.
More than half of parents would rather discuss sex education with their children than technology, a new survey suggests.
Divisive EU copyright reforms that could affect the likes of YouTube will not be adopted in the UK, a Government minister has said.
The data regulator has set out 15 measures to make children’s privacy online a top priority for tech firms.