16th September 2014
Symantec removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 3
4:39 PM — Firewall provider Symantec has again announced that it is removing a firewall category which blocks LGBT sites such as PinkNews, following complaints.
5th June 2014
University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to PinkNews using ‘sexuality’ category 9
12:03 PM — The University College London Hospital wifi firewall blocks access to LGBT news sites such as PinkNews, based on a category called "sexuality sites".
4th June 2014
Norton removes ‘Sexual Orientation’ firewall category following PinkNews report 9
3:08 PM — Internet security provider Norton, has responded to criticism of a firewall category named 'Sexual Orientation', which had blocked the public from accessing sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall in public spaces, to remove it.
21st May 2014
Communities Minister quizzes Costa Coffee Boss on firewall blocking PinkNews and Stonewall 9
5:52 PM — The Managing Director of the second largest coffee chain in the world, Costa Coffee, was questioned this morning by Communities Minister Stephen Williams on why some branches of the chain block access to LGBT websites.
19th May 2014
Costa Coffee blocks PinkNews and Stonewall using ‘sexual orientation’ firewall 36
1:01 PM — Access to sites such as PinkNews and Stonewall is blocked by the firewalls in Costa Coffee and Joe and the Juice, under a filter category named 'Sexual Orientation'.
27th August 2013
Oxfam says firewall blocking access to PinkNews was accidental and allows access to site 8
5:46 PM — Aid and development charity Oxfam has responded to a report from PinkNews which found that access to LGBT news sites was being blocked from terminals operated by the charity, to say that it was the result of an automated firewall, and is not company policy.
23rd August 2013
Exclusive: Major charity Oxfam blocks staff from accessing gay news sites like PinkNews 31
4:21 PM — Staff members at aid and development charity Oxfam are blocked from accessing gay news websites such as PinkNews.co.uk.