Internet Privacy

Don't Fall Hook, Line And Sinker In A World Of Catfish

Claire Stead | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

We are all human, and as Nev Schulman states, what people ultimately want is to find a connection. Unfortunately however, there are people out there that exploit this fundamental human trait.

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

Yahoo 'Secretly Scanned Emails For US Authorities'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.10.2016 | UK Tech

Yahoo secretly scanned millions of users’ incoming emails in real time, according to a Reuters story. The news agency reports that Yahoo devised cu...

US Couple Sue Company After Their Postcode Was Linked To 600 Million IP Addresses

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech

An American couple whose postcode was registered to 600m IP addresses is suing the internet mapping firm responsible for £58,000. James and Theresa A...

Your Smartphone's Battery Level Is Being Used To Track You Online

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Tech

Smartphone battery levels are being exploited to track users online, new research shows. An API in HTML 5 enables sites to deliver low-power pages to...

Twitter Reportedly Hacked With Loss of 32 Million Passwords

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK Tech

Twitter has reportedly suffered a data breach that has resulted in 32 million passwords and user ID’s being hacked. According to website Leakedsourc...

Quiz: What Do You Really Know About Online Privacy?

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech

Staying safe online is something that all modern technology users know is essential. Just as we would never share our pin number with a stranger, we ...

This New Employee Tracking App Is Great For Productivity, Awful For Privacy

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Tech

FreshTeam is a new app designed for businesses which effectively lets your boss track exactly what you're doing during the day. It's the latest in a ...

Groundbreaking Partnership to Create a People's Charter for the Internet

Amanda Long | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Tech
Amanda Long

By Amanda Long, Director General of Consumers International, and Anne Jellema, CEO of the World Wide Web Foundation. "The web is now a public resourc...

Is Privacy Dead?

Jenny Afia | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Jenny Afia

I'm optimistic that as initiatives like iRights gain momentum, those providing platforms for children to share personal information ‎will make empowerment and protection key product features; thus ensuring that privacy remains alive and well for generations to come.

Cover Your Tracks Online; Privacy is Your Birthright

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

In the days of raging debates on internet privacy, consider this question if you are a novice on the topic. What kind of information do you reveal when you go online, do your searches, do your shopping, check your preferences, surf sites that interest you, read news, share information about yourself, express your opinions and upload pictures of a vacation you took with your family?

Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviours of Internet Users in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Compared to their global counterparts, online users in the Middle East are among the most enthusiastic about the positive impact that the Internet is having on their lives.

Human Rights in the Digital Age

Thomas Hughes | Posted 13.12.2014 | UK Tech
Thomas Hughes

The last decade has seen massive, global technological change, creating a multitude of opportunities to strengthen the protection of the right to freedom of expression and information.

Drip, Drip, Drip - How Debate About Our Right to Privacy Was Drowned Out By the Sound of Reshuffling

Karla McLaren | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Politics
Karla McLaren

It is somewhat of a BIG coincidence that what little debate DRIP is receiving is taking place on one of the busiest political news days this year, if not this parliamentary term. It's another BIG coincidence that DRIP is being pushed through right before Parliament goes on holiday for six weeks... little chance of the time for debate being extended then. How unfortunate. A cynic might even suggest the government planned it that way.

The Internet Isn't Just a Space for Art

Omar Kholeif | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Tech
Omar Kholeif

The performative self[ie] online is part of a longer social process of mapping the marginal body into space, a networked space that posits the identifiable self as part of a primary narrative from which it has been excluded... It's a way of manifesting one's existence, proving that you are alive.

'Borderline Insane': HMRC To Sell Taxpayers' Financial Data

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK

Government plans to share taxpayers' data with private firms were condemned as "borderline insane" by a senior Tory MP. Under the proposals, HM Rev...

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

Tom's Decision Is a Brave One - but Inevitable After Entering the Celebrity World

Phil Hall | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Hall

It is tragic that Daley had been forced to come out. But anyone setting out on the road to a life in the spotlight must think twice. Once you swap your particular talent, be it singing, competing at sport or acting for a life as a "personality" then the reality is all bets are off. Your life is public property.

What If the Man in the Café Is Also a 'Man-in-the-middle'?

David Emm | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Think about it. You never know what the guy with the laptop at the next table might be doing. Maybe, like you, he's checking his email, updating his Facebook page or chatting with friends. But maybe he's sniffing the Internet traffic of everyone around him - including yours.

Internet And/Or Privacy?

Stephanie Allen | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Stephanie Allen

The relationship between internet and our privacy has seemed to dominate the news lately. Today, BBC News reported on the law firms found to have used private investigators convicted of illegally obtaining information. Along with these companies, financial services firms, insurance companies and celebrities were also identified as clients.

We Are Looking At Prism From The Wrong Angle

Andy Law | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK
Andy Law

The furore about the discovery of Prism has been handled in a pre-Internet analogue way. Prism has been castigated as a Big Brother tool watching us all in intense detail. But Big Brother belongs to our analogue past. It belongs to the world of Broadcasting, "Us and Them" and Mass-Communication.

Google Donates £1 Million To Internet Watch Foundation

PA | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK Tech

Internet giant Google - under fire for failing to do enough to tackle child porn - has donated £1 million to a charity responsible for policing crimi...

Life Through Google's Eyes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

No one likes to imagine that Google knows more about their personality, than they do. However, a new viral video demonstrates that when it comes t...

Why Justin Bieber is the Only Hope Left for Information Security

Dominique Karg | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Tech
Dominique Karg

I recently had an eye opening experience. My wife confessed to me, in tears, that she liked Justin Bieber's music. She asked for forgiveness, as I walked out of the room mumbling some unrepeatable curse words.