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Internet regulator considered for UK

Internet regulator considered for UK

Technology
The UK government is considering "all options", including a regulator, as part of new legislation governing the internet.It has previously said it will publish a White Paper in the coming months, laying out its proposals.According to Buzzfeed News, the White Paper will propose a regulatory body similar to Ofcom, which regulates broadcasters and telecoms companies.The government told the BBC it would publish the White Paper this winter.But a spokesman for the department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it had nothing to share at this time.A cross-party committee investigating misinformation and fake news has already suggested areas for new legislation ahead of the White Paper.In July, it recommended: reforming electoral law for the digital...
EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

Technology
European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don't take down extremist content within one hour. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the bloc's security. He said that removing material within an hour is important because it's "the critical window in which the greatest damage is done." The EU's executive body said "propaganda that prepares, incites or glorifies acts of terrorism" must be taken offline. Content would be flagged up by national authorities, who would issue removal orders to the internet companies hosting it. Those companies would be given one hour to delete it. The proposal , which still ...
Gemma Collins takes on Kim Kardashian with NAKED pic to melt the internet

Gemma Collins takes on Kim Kardashian with NAKED pic to melt the internet

Entertainment
The outspoken diva took on Kim Kardashian as she stripped off for a string of raunchy shots.Keen to get the internet talking, Gemma picked up her trusty phone and snapped herself in three suggestive shots.In one pic, the Essex gal posed in the kitchen in a white sports bra and underwear combo.Clutching a bottle of milk, she sipped on a glass of the white stuff as her long blonde locks fell past her shoulders. Related Articles The image is a recreation of Kim's milk chugging snap from January this year.Another shot showed Gemma pushing out her booty in a skintight swimsuit.But the most provocative snap came when Gemma recreated Kim's full-frontal naked bathroom shot from 2016.In the original, Kim can be seen in nothing but her birthday suit as she seductively ti...
Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows

Sea level rise threatens internet infrastructure, new research shows

Science
July 17 (UPI) -- Sea level rise threatens the internet, according to a new study by researchers at the universities of Wisconsin and Oregon. Thousands of miles of fiber optic cable are laid beneath several major coastal cities. Large swaths of this vital communications infrastructure could be underwater in less than 15 years, researchers warn. "Most of the damage that's going to be done in the next 100 years will be done sooner than later," Paul Barford, a professor of computer science at Wisconsin, said in a news release. Most people use wireless technology to connect to the world wide web, and cloud computing remains a popular buzzword, but the internet remains rooted in the ground. In addition to cables, rising seas could damage data centers, traffic exchanges and termination points, ...
First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

First NHS-funded internet addiction centre

Technology
A hospital in the UK is to be the first to set up an NHS-funded internet addiction centre. The west London centre will start in the next couple of weeks and be aimed at people with gaming disorders.Other internet-based addictions could be treated in future, however.Psychiatrist and clinic founder Henrietta Bowden-Jones said the centre will seek to provide treatment, do research and give advice to families.She told The Guardian: "Gaming disorder is finally getting the attention it deserves."The distress and harm it can cause is extreme and I feel a moral duty on behalf of the NHS to provide the evidence-based treatment these young people and their families need."We are unlikely to witness an epidemic of young players with an addiction to gaming but for the ones who do strugg...