accessibility Covid-19 Digital Divide United Kingdom

Digital divide ‘isolates and endangers’ millions of UK’s poorest

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/digital-divide-isolates-and-endangers-millions-of-uk-poorest?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Charities warn of ‘devastating effect’ as most vulnerable households left without access to web Supported byAbout this content Annie Kelly Tue 28 Apr 2020 13.25 BSTLast modified on Tue 28 Apr 2020 20.05 BST Lockdown is creating a stark digital divide in the UK, with 1.9 million households with no access to the internet and tens of millions […]

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‘Child-friendly’ crackdown on internet ‘will put free Press at risk’, warns Society of Editors

The new rules are drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Internet firms will be forced to introduce strict new age checks on their websites  Critics fear people could end up being forced to demonstrate their age for virtually every website they visit By KATHERINE RUSHTON MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL Draconian […]

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London Underground to start tracking all phones using Wi-Fi starting in July

Starting on July 8thBy Jon Porter @JonPorty   Starting on July 8th, Transport for London (TfL) will start tracking passengers’ phones on the London Underground by default. Wi-Fi access points across 260 of the capital’s stations will track customers using their phones’ MAC addresses, which will allow TfL to see the routes they take through the network as well […]