Cliff Richard, Paul Gambaccini And Nigel Evans Should Drop Campaign For Suspect Anonymity

Sarah Green | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK
Sarah Green

On Friday we sent an open letter to Cliff Richard, Paul Gambaccini and Nigel Evans MP asking them to re-consider their 'campaign' for anonymity for those suspected of sexual offences. In the letter we argue that we have an open legal system for good reason...

Unearthing The Web - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Christian Berg | Posted 13.08.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

All too often, the internet is used for crimes that remain unexposed. In reality, we are in the dark about just how many problems have arisen from its existence. Just last year, a study from the UK government security service Get Safe Online, revealed that half of Britons have experienced crime online -- everything from identity theft, to hacking, to online abuse.

The Boom of the Unknown Teacher

Chris M. Edwards | Posted 11.05.2017 | UK
Chris M. Edwards

At the end of last Monday night's defeat of Spurs, the Chelsea fans celebrated like they never had before. Friends who had been at the game told me t...

Normalising Criminal Communities

Christian Berg | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The challenges facing investigators today is much more widespread than we have ever anticipated. We've doubled resources to the IWF to tackle the take down of this kind of material but the next goal is to step up law enforcement's ability in the same way.

We Need to Talk About Anonymity for People Accused of Rape

Lucy Sherriff | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Sherriff

In this job climate, it's not far-fetched to think that they might just opt for another applicant, who doesn't happen to have been embroiled in a court case. We need a logical, informed discussion around whether those accused of rape should be granted anonymity.

Internet, A Global Autobahn of Information or Cyber Bullying?

Dragana Brown | Posted 17.12.2016 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

Is it too much to compare cyber abuse to poison - made deadly by 'invincible' anonymous entities online? Nameless and faceless, these entities feel untouchable with an injection of false power. Anonymity offers cowards the strength to say online what they are too gutless to say in person.

Virtual Behaviour: Where Do the Boundaries Lie?

Christian Berg | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The nature of the Internet means that people behave as they please, and not necessarily how they would do in real life. Individuals link being anonymous to being undetectable and therefore they feel as if they are not accountable for their actions online. This is where we start to see the destructive side effects of anonymity come into play.

Demand Your Anonymity - Even if You're Having an Affair

Kassem Younis | Posted 22.07.2016 | UK Tech
Kassem Younis

It's great that tech companies are at least talking about privacy, but they shouldn't be seen as the sole, compliant arbiter of anonymity online. Consumers use countless online services and gadgets - we should be demanding that anonymity and privacy should be baked in at the core.

Anonymous App 'Secret' Is No More

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Tech

The controversial anonymity app 'Secret' is being shut down after the company's CEO David Byttow revealed that it did 'not represent the vision I had ...

Does the UK Really Need a Right to Anonymity?

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK
Felicity Gerry

We have a right to fair and balanced policing. We have a right to know who is being investigated and prosecuted. We have a right to a fair trial. We have a right to open justice. Does the UK really need a right to anonymity?


Dr Brooke Magnanti | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK
Dr Brooke Magnanti

Some may think of anonymity as a modern phenomenon enabled by media and technology and its ability to help people hide their true identities. Or others may believe it's a relic of the past, when no one seemed to care who writers were at all, and destined to disappear in our digital age. But the truth is far more complex.

Handing Over the Key to Your Online Life

Charly Lester | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech
Charly Lester

As a singleton in 2014, Facebook is a key social hurdle to navigate in the early stages of a relationship. Do you really want someone you're getting to know to have access to details of the last ten years of your life? Should you see photos of his parents, friends and siblings before you actually meet them?

The DLT Result Was Inevitable

Felicity Gerry | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

Dave Lee Travis was acquitted yesterday of allegations of historic indecent assault. The result was inevitable, in my view, as soon as the prosecution opened evidence that one of the Chuckle Brothers had witnesses an event.

How to Send a Mass Email

Rachael Phillips | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

Now I love public relations professionals but one of the key skills needed in this field is learning how to use that all important bcc box. Journalists, bloggers and anyone else who receive press releases know that they're not special. We know that PR's aren't sat in their fancy offices individually sending us press releases with love. But we don't need to KNOW that the emails are going out en masse.

In Praise of Web Anonymity

Sharon O'Dea | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Tech
Sharon O'Dea

In the two decades since, the web has opened up communication and ideas in ways few dreamed possible. As a tool which enables people to speak freely with others all over the world, putting thousands of information sources at our fingertips, the web has fuelled revolutions and overthrown governments.

Killer Who Impaled Three Tots On Railings Can Be Named, Court Rules

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

Killer David McGreavy, who brutally murdered three small children left in his care, impaling their bodies on a fence outside their parents' home, has ...

Should Criminal Suspects Be Named?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK

The retired teacher wrongly arrested over the murder of Joanna Yeates said today that he backs Home Secretary Theresa May's stance on not naming suspe...

Germaine Greer: Rape Victims Should Be Named

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK

Feminist icon Germaine Greer says she is in favour of rape victims being named. Speaking on the BBC's Question Time show, Greer said complainants s...

Silence and Anonymity Do Not Bring Abusers to Justice

Peter Watt | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK
Peter Watt

No sooner had Stuart Hall admitted what he'd done then some voices were calling for anonymity for people accused of sexual crimes. Now at first glance you might think, yes, why should someone's reputation be smeared before they have been proven guilty?

Police Force Backtracks On Decision Not To Name Accused

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

A police force has had to backtrack on its new policy of not naming people charged with crimes, blaming the U-turn on a cost-cutting plan. Warwicks...

Does Mobile Phone Location Data Makes Anonymity Impossible?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Tech

Guaranteeing your anonymity is basically impossible if you use a mobile phone according to a new study. Researchers say that a mobile user can be i...

Should Rape Defendants Be Anonymous?

Sarah Lothian | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Lothian

So why should rape and sexual assault be treated differently? Either we have faith in our justice system, or we don't... By protecting defendants, what are we saying about our confidence in the evidence presented - which includes the reliability of the witnesses involved?

Should Rape Suspects Have Their Identities Protected?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2013 | UK

People accused of sex crimes should have their identities protected until they are convicted, a senior lawyer has argued. Under current legislation...

Are You Lying On Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle

On certain days, you might be forgiven for thinking the world was perfect. Holidays, humorous updates about animals and happy faces fill your facebook...

Four More Arrested Over Ched Evans Rape Victim Naming

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

Four more men have been arrested in connection with the alleged naming on Twitter of the victim in footballer Ched Evans' rape case. The four men, ...