UK Internet

Can Brands Break Us Out Of The Filter Bubble?

Yelena Gaufman | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK
Yelena Gaufman

Everyone loves to be acknowledged and validated - theories of psychological development show that this is how children assimilate a sense of self and develop into healthy, socially-functioning adults.

People Sharing Their First Memories Of The Internet Is Getting Us All Nostalgic

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Tech

Believe it or not, there was actually a time before the internet - before watching pugs was a legitimate form of entertainment. Now people on Reddit ...

Security Myths That Can Make Brits Laugh... Or Cry

Sufian Farrukh | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Tech
Sufian Farrukh

Since different people have different orientation based on their cultures, regions and environment, there could be hundreds of cyber security myths which might not be covered by security experts or bloggers. Therefore, a culture of research needs to be prevailed.

Josh Savage On How To Build A Music Fan Base

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I first wrote about Josh Savage in October 2013. A gifted musician and vocalist, Josh has a great musical pedigree, having sung as a soloist at L'Aca...

Four UK Men Killed Themselves Over 'Sextortion' Blackmail Scams In The Last Year

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK

Four men killed themselves in the last year after being blackmailed as part of an increasing cyber “sextortion” racket. International gangs of o...

The Great Gender Gap Debate: Is The Internet Bias To Either Sex?

Phillip Othen | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Tech

The amount of sexism on the internet is depressingly self-evident. Women in particular who speak their minds online are frequently attacked on the bas...

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.

Build It And They Will Come: The Changing Paradigm Of Influencer Relations

Laura Collinson | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Laura Collinson

Once upon a time there was this new thing called the Internet, where people could settle arguments about 70's TV programmes or look up the nearest pizza place. At first the people were wary of this 'new thing', but gradually came to see it as, first useful, then important, and then vital as a source of information and entertainment.

The Evolution Of The Revolution: How Mobile Is Changing Consumer Habits

Marta Krupinska | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Marta Krupinska

Have a think about the last time you looked at your phone? How many times have you used it in the last hour, or day? Nottingham Trent University found we look at our phones about 85 times a day. What did you last use your phone for? To make a call? Probably not.

How To Fix The Internet Of Things Security Mess

Ben Dickson | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

There's presently a lot of frustration surrounding who is to blame for the mess and general concern over whether the IoT industry is a failure threatening to destabilise the entire internet infrastructure.

Wasn't The Internet Meant To Make The World Flatter?

Nick Lambert | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Lambert

When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.

'That Midget Freak On The Advert Is Putting Me Off Ever Eating Chocolate!'

Samantha Renke | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Renke

I was shocked and upset by the comments, however, I am not by any means naïve to the world of trolling or online bullying. I know that no-one is exempt these days. If you are LGBTQ, BAME, a feminist, a politician or even a Kardashian, you are left vulnerable to online attacks.

Connecting the Next Billion and Beyond - Powering Equal Internet Access for All

Katharina Borchert | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Tech
Katharina Borchert

Today, more than four billion people remain unconnected to the web, according to the World Economic Forum. One of the biggest challenges of our time is to connect the unconnected, making Internet access and use a realistic possibility for all, regardless of gender, income or geography.

AT&T - Time Warner Deal: Politics, Regulation And The Market

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Andrea Giuricin

The deal between AT&T and Time Warner Inc. is the news of the year. The offer of 85 billion of dollars between the first US Telco Operator and the bro...

What Cybersecurity Experts Can Learn From The Gaming Industry

Ben Dickson | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ben Dickson

The cybersecurity industry seems to be heading toward dire straits as data breaches grow in size and number every year, while in tandem, monitoring networks is becoming ever more challenging with internet traffic increasing at an accelerating pace.

Digital Economy Bill Reaches The House Of Commons Committee Stage

Javed Khan | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK
Javed Khan

Theresa May talked very tough last week in her conference speech about making sure business interests don't undermine the wider needs of the community. An ideal start would be for her government to ensure the regulator receives the powers it needs to block sites that are not willing to ensure their customers are old enough to view them.

Creativity And Connectivity: How The Internet Inspires Our Imagination

Shane Hegarty | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Tech
Shane Hegarty

I'd be quite lost without such distraction offered by the world outside or life online. Those daily chance encounters and random diversions often offer a route out of trouble when a story hits a dead end.

Addicted to the Internet

Janet Devlin | Posted 10.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Janet Devlin

Thanks to the dawning of the age of technology, I was never alone. I sought solace on the Internet. Ostracised from my peers in the real world, I found many a friend on the web - most of whom shared similar stories to mine.

12 Signs You Are Being A Dick On The Internet

Emily-Jane Clark | Posted 07.10.2016 | UK Parents
Emily-Jane Clark

The Internet is great for parents. Not only can you find information on ALL THE STUFF, there are an abundance of chat forums, Facebook groups and websites where you might just find your 'virtual village'. However, there are a few people who just have to ruin it for everyone...

One Day Left To Fix Britain's Internet

Dido Harding | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dido Harding

All too often regulatory battles are played out in the corridors of Westminster and Whitehall, and 'public consultations' end up being the business of everyone except the public. So when Ofcom called a once-in-a-decade consultation on the future of BT Openreach, we decided to make sure the public had their say.

Why There's A Lot Wrong With The Internet's Reaction To Brangelina's Split

Roisin Kelly | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Roisin Kelly

With jokes about Jolie getting the karma she deserves and how smug Aniston 'must' be feeling being plastered all over the internet, we have to ask: is our reaction to the split slightly cruel?

Cybercrime And Cyber-punishment

Mark Piggott | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Mark Piggott

The digital age brings new freedoms, new convenience, but also new irritations - and new forms of crime. The world of justice struggles to keep up wit...

Fibre: A Reassuring Constant In A Changing World

Annette Murphy | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech
Annette Murphy

The world is now on the brink of the Internet of things (IoT) and a big data revolution, which means more data is being created in an Internet minute than ever before. Bandwidth has never been more in demand.

Goliath, Meet David: How Independent Labels Are Challenging Mega-Corporations

Vishesh Kochher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vishesh Kochher

The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.

Whilst We Wait For A Truly Connected World

Thea Hamrén | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Tech
Thea Hamrén

Several hundreds of millions of people do get connected every year, through fantastic initiatives from major tech players, NGO's, start-ups and governments, but what 'version' of the Internet are most of them met by, right now in 2016?