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Study shows many Brits opting out of ISP filters

Only a small percentage of ISP customers in the U.K. choose to opt into family friendly content filtering with their subscription, according to a study the U.K.’s Office of Communications published yesterday.

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Verizon speeds up file uploading for its FiOS customers

Beginning today, customers of Verizon’s fiber home Internet service, Verizon FiOS, will be able to upload files as quickly as they download them. The company announced an upgrade that it hopes will appeal to customers who frequently share content online.

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One-fifth of all websites blocked in the U.K.

In an effort to protect young adults from mature content, U.K. Internet service providers now block approximately one-fifth of all websites, according to a study conducted by Open Rights Group.

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Want privacy? Build a new Internet

If we want to respect privacy on the Web, we must redesign it. There is no other way.

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China bans Internet anonymity

China is taking steps to abolish online anonymity by passing a law which requires citizens to identify themselves when signing up for internet and telecommunications services.