Latest ISP publications

Services restored at Australian data centre following heatwave shutdown

A heatwave that saw record-breaking temperatures reach above 44.4°C in Western Australia shut down an iiNet data centre in Perth on Monday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The data centre failed on one of the hottest January days on record since 1991 – a heatwave which has continued into the week. According to iiNet, these… Read More

BT blocks private torrent sites independent of court rulings

UK internet service provider BT has reportedly blocked over 20 private torrent sites over the last week. IPTorrents and TorrentDay, two of the most popular private trackers, have both been affected. Following complaints from the UK’s top record labels, a High Court injunction last month required that leading British ISPs, including Sky, BT, Virgin, TalkTalk and… Read More

Swedish regulator orders ISP to retain customer data despite death of EU directive

The Swedish Telecoms Regulator PTS has threatened Kista-based ISP Bahnhof to continue storing records of its customer communications, even though the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled the 2006 Data Retention Directive invalid [PDF] in April of this year. Bahnhof was among the many ISPs which expressed its intention to immediately cease to… Read More

Putin in talks to disconnect Russia from global internet in case of emergency

Reports have today announced that Russia will enter discussions next week to examine its capacity to separate itself from the global internet in “emergency” scenarios. It was reported in this morning’s Vedomosti newspaper that on 22nd September Vladimir Putin will meet with the Russian Security Council to discuss the probability of cutting off Russia from the foreign… Read More

Microsoft launches further appeal against court ruling which threatens cloud users’ privacy

Microsoft is expected to file a further appeal against a Department of Justice ruling which plans to issue search warrants for US authorities to access personal emails stored abroad. Microsoft’s top lawyer Brad Smith spoke out against the warrant, after a federal court ruled that the company must hand over a user’s emails stored in an… Read More