Safe or Toothless Online?

Silicon reports that the latest UK government-backed initiative to encourage secure computing has come in for criticism over a lack of ISP involvement, with experts suggesting it is hamstrung without them.

BT is the only internet service provider (ISP) to have signed up so far for the Get Safe Online scheme which launches later this week and that has caused some to question the effectiveness of the initiative.

However, a spokesman for the Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA) said this isn't the fault of the ISPs, claiming Get Safe Online has actually shunned any interest from the service providers so far.

The spokesman said: "We know it's silly not to have ISPs involved. But this isn't our fault."