Petition calls for Internet Explorer 6 to be dropped by British Government

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

An online petition has been launched calling on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to encourage government departments to move away from Internet Explorer 6.

The petition, hosted on the official Downing Street petitions website, follows calls from many experts for Internet Explorer 6 to be ditched in favour of alternative browsers or a more up-to-date version of IE.

There does seem to be groundswell of opinion right now, hardening its stance against Internet Explorer 6. There are numerous websites explaining to webmasters how to pop-up messages urging visitors running IE6 to update, even Facebook groups dedicated to IE6’s destruction.

Just a few days ago it was…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.