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The UK Council for Child Internet Safety will draw up a list of approved sites offering advice about topics such as sex and drugs

Miles Kane, Peter Crouch, Andrew Cole, Des Kelly, Patrick Collins and Matt Hughes after a recording of Life's A Pitch

BT hikes dividend as TV sport gamble 'pay off'

Shares jumped 3% after the company announced 2.5 million customers have signed up for BT Sport television

Ofcom report shows children can easily bypass internet filters

The introduction of opt-out filters by the four major ISPs has been controversial, with reports of legitimate content being blocked

O2 has been forced to amend its so-called 'porn filter' after it inadvertently blocked access to charity sites

O2 changes porn filter after charity sites blocked

The telecoms company O2 has been forced to amend its so-called “porn filter” after it inadvertently blocked access to charity sites including ChildLine, the NSPCC and the Samaritans.

BT's new online parental filter contains an option to block access to sex education content

BT Internet filter gives parents option to block 'gay and lesbian lifestyle' content

The 'sex education' blocking category also prevents access to information on abortion, pregnancy, STIs and contraception

BT blasts Ofcom over 'unfair' new rules benefiting rivals

BT has hit out at industry regulator Ofcom for imposing what it described as “unfair” rules on Britain’s biggest telecom company, claiming that they benefit rivals such as BSkyB and TalkTalk who gain wholesale access to its network at “artificially low prices”.

Abuse support and sex education sites blocked by ISP's 'porn filters'

The filterting of adult content has been backed by Prime Minister David Cameron as a method to stop young children accessing pornography online

BT to introduce default 'porn filtering'

BT joins TalkTalk and Sky in introducing filtering by default following pressure from the PM

Bargain Hunter: It's time to strike a light for bargain eco bulbs

If a million households switched to eco-friendly, money-saving LED light bulbs this winter, they could collectively save more than £8bn on electricity bills and 5m tonnes of CO2. That's the message of the 'Savvy Switch' campaign launched by online LED retailer LEDHut.co.uk this week.

Magic touch: 'Dynamo: Magician Impossible' pulled in 2.1 million viewers on pay channel Watch, making it UKTV’s biggest show yet

Please adjust your sets: The TV hit factory has arrived

After two decades in the shadows, UKTV is emerging as one of Britain's most successful broadcasters. Ian Burrell discovers why it's turning people on

BPI to ask UK ISPs to compile database of illegal file-sharers

New scheme suggested by copyright holders has been met with hostility from ISPs.

The Business Matrix: Wednesday 28 August 2013

Loeb raises stake in Sotheby’s

Virgin TV fights on two fronts as customer wars heat up

Company persuaded 155,000 customers to upgrade to its premium TiVo set-top box

BT customers flock to sign up to TV football challenge to Sky

BT has signed up more than half a million customers for its BT Sport channels in two months, giving a boost to the telecoms giant as it prepares to go head to head with BSkyB over football coverage.

TalkTalk chief backs online porn blocking

Dido Harding, chief executive of broadband provider TalkTalk, today said she supported moves to automatically block pornography from the internet.

The Tor software system has built a reputation as the 'dark internet' – an ungoverned and seemingly ungovernable space where web users can surf with complete anonymity.

'Active Choice+' vs 'Default On': how Cameron’s crackdown on internet pornography became a rebranding exercise

Government demands firms vocally back its preferred online protection measures

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