UK Internet

Connecting to the Future, One School at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

The world of the future will be here faster than we think. In fact, we're already getting a taste of it here and there: a hologram at Coachella, virtual reality simulation with Oculus Rift, 3D printing stores in the centre of London.

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

China Launches Porn Purge In Censorship Push

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

China, a country well-known for its enthusiastic online censorship, has launched yet another bid to purge the internet of online pornography. The c...

Innovation Is All Around Us - But Could the Internet Be Holding It Back?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

What is wrong with today's network? How can the Internet, that has powered so many of the innovations in the 21st century, be holding innovation back? In short, networks are starting to show their age.

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Children, Parents and Teachers Should be Empowered to Work Together on Internet Safety Matters

Catherine Cottrell | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK
Catherine Cottrell

Using the internet to chat with friends or play games online has become just as normal for many children as getting up to go to school. With millions of children browsing the web the questions I suspect many parents will ask themselves are: What does my child do when they go online? Are they browsing web sites I should be concerned about?

Internet Rights and Services, Strike at Data Retention Directive

Paul Lambert | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lambert

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ/CJEU) just announced a significant decision in relation to the mandated storage of users' communications data by telecoms companies and internet service providers.

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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.

The Courage to Be Creative

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Creativity is ultimately personal. When being creative, you are making something unique and new. You may have taken inspiration from other sources, but the end product is uniquely your own. Humans are constantly being innovative and inventive, and everyone is capable of this in their own way...

Turkey Faces The Internet's Most Powerful Force: Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

First Turkey hated Twitter, then it really hated YouTube. Now, in news that confirms that the Turkish government well and truly hates the internet, it...

Net Neutrality: The Battle to Preserve the Open Nature of the Internet

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
European Parliament Web Team

Some 41% of Europeans experience difficulties watching a video on a mobile device and 37% via a fixed internet connection at home due to speed limitations or the blocking of content, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in February.

The Internet of Things - What's It All about?

Paul Lees | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Earlier this month the Prime Minister announced at CeBIT that the government will be supplying £45m to research funding and executing a review of how to make the most of the 'Internet of Things' technology.

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

Jack McSweeney | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly, in order to avoid limiting it's scope for intuition and originality. Moreover, I believe that spoken word has an exciting role to play in the dissemination of information and formation of public discourse.

The Perils of Over-sharing in Social Networks

David Emm | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Recent revelations about government snooping have led to growing concern about privacy. Many people feel uncomfortable about the thought of 'big brother' being able to routinely intercept e-mails, text messages etc.

This Article Will Make You Hate Articles That Tell You How to Feel

Rory Fenton | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rory Fenton

Want that feeling? Buy that feeling. Pay in monthly instalments for that feeling. Nowhere has this trend been more extreme than in the "click bait" articles now swarming social media. "What This Boy Has To Say About Family Is The Most Moving Thing You Will Watch Today [VIDEO]", essentially, "click here to feel moved".

David Cameron Cares About the 'Internet of Things' - And So Should You

Marcus Jewell | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

The Internet is about to take things to the next level. At least, that's what David Cameron thinks. The Prime Minister announced this week that the Government will be investing £45m in the development of the next phase of online technologies; the Internet of Things.

Why the Debate's More Than Just About Women Who Eat On Tubes

Sophie Alderson | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

I'm a member of divisive Facebook Group Women Who Eat On Tubes. I joined because I didn't like what I saw. If you've read enough on the subject, or need to alphabetise your dried herbs, you're excused.

'Internet, a Gift From God' - The Pope of the Digital Age

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The problematic relationship between faith and technology is amongst the most difficult of the challenges faced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio's papacy. Yet many see his interest in the digital as a symbol of the renovation underway in the contemporary Catholic establishment...

As the Web Comes of Age, Will It Herald a New Democratic Era or Just Distract Us From Deepening Crisis?

Jon Alexander | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Alexander

This is a root question, which I believe lies at the heart of every one of the major challenges we face as a society, from digital privacy to climate change - and one which we need to ask now, as the Web's coming of age provides us a rare moment when change is possible.

25 Celebrities Who Are The Same Age As The World Wide Web

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Comedy

The World Wide Web celebrates its 25th birthday today - and the twinkle in Tim Berners-Lee's eye wasn't the only thing that came to life in 1989, oh n...

Internet inventor Calls For Bill Of Rights To Protect Net Neutrality

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech

The World Wide Web must remain accessible to everyone, according to Tim Berners-Lee, the man who invented the Internet 25 years ago this week. "Th...

Demystifying TOR

David Emm | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Tor (short for The Onion Router) is software designed to allow someone to remain anonymous when accessing the Internet. It has been around for some time, but for many years was used mainly by experts and enthusiasts. However, Edward Snowden's revelations have resulted in a surge of interest in Tor as more people seek online anonymity.

Home Networking in 2014: Is Your Network Future Proof?

Rob Wells | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

With an increasing number of WiFi hungry gadgets in our homes, and more and more people avoiding the daily commute in favour of working from their sofa, our home networks are under more pressure than ever before to meet the needs of both our work and play.

25 Indefensible Things That Exist Because Of The Web

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Tech

The World Wide Web is a strange thing. Created 25 years ago by Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Cern, the original aim of the web was merely to help physicis...

Women Who Don't Get Women Who Eat on Tubes

Nathalie Gordon | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nathalie Gordon

Ladies, I'm a feminist and I will actively fight our cause till my boobs hit the floor and I breathe my last breath through my Chanel lipstick but oh my goodness am I embarrassed by your behaviour lately.