A children's charity is urging parents who buy their children internet-enabled gadgets for Christmas to help them stay safe online.Read the full story ›
New protection orders for victims of "stranger stalking" could be introduced amid fears the internet is fuelling an increase in cases.Read the full story ›
Government initiative will put internet access on similar footing to basic services such as water and electricity.Read the full story ›
Thousands of GCSE students took their Edexcel maths exam this morning and it seems to have been a bit of a challenge for many of them...Read the full story ›
1,209 people were found guilty of 'trolling' offences in 2014 - and 155 have been jailed.Read the full story ›
Microsoft has finally decided to ditch its unpopular Explorer brand - and is totally revamping its internet experienceRead the full story ›
Police are to get powers to force internet firms to hand over details that could help identify suspected terrorists and paedophiles.
The Anti-Terrorism and Security Bill will oblige internet service providers (ISPs) to retain information linking Internet Protocol (IP) addresses to individual users.
Home Secretary Theresa May said the measure would boost national security.
She said: "The Bill provides the opportunity to resolve the very real problems that exist around IP resolution and is a step in the right direction towards bridging the overall communications data capability gap.
"It is a matter of national security and we must keep on making the case for the Communications Data Bill until we get the changes we need."
However, the Lib Dems insisted that legislation - branded the "Snooper's Charter" - was "dead and buried".
Tougher penalties for those convicted of online 'trolling' were announced by a government minister at the end of September.
The changes set out by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling in today's Mail on Sunday have been long-standing government policy, with Justice minister Lord Faulks confirming this in a speech on September 25th.
The proposals are the work of Tory backbencher Angie Bray, who tabled an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill in March.
The new welcome stress on changes to the law to tackle cyber bullies comes from my amendment to the criminal justice bill re malicious comms
Internet 'trolls' could face a maximum sentence of two years in jail under tougher new legislation.
The amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill would mean the most serious cases could be tried in the Crown Court, where sentences could be four times the current maximum of six months.
But a Labour MP who has been a victim of trolling told ITV News the police should be making better use of existing laws to crack down on abuse and harassment.
ITV News Correspondent Ronke Phillips reports.
Chloe Madeley says was left frightened by the threats she received on social media in the wake of her mother's controversial comments about convicted rapist Ched Evans.
In a statement to ITV News, the TV presenter welcomed proposals for tougher sentences for internet trolls but warned more needed to be done to combat the "persistent" abuse.
I have been abused on social media for years, yet I have never taken it seriously as I agree that once you decide to enter the public eye, you are fair game.
However, threats of any kind must not be interpreted as freedom of speech.
Threatening to harm others is extreme and crosses the line of personal opinion into criminal behaviour. The tweets I received this week were frightening, persistent, violent and sadly, far too easy to make on a public forum. I am pleased the government are now talking about ways to deter trolls, and quadrupling the sentencing is a good place to start.