UK Internet

Welcome to the Toilet Wall of Cyberspace

Dale Lately | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Tech
Dale Lately

Walls, bridges, toilet surfaces - they were all the ancestors of online rating sites. But there was one major difference between the walls of a public restroom and the forum of an online site. For all their communitarian puff, peer-to-peer ratings of human beings are fuelled by the oldest motivation of all: money.

A Fast Broadband Connection Will Soon Be Your Legal Right

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 07.11.2015 | UK

A fast internet connection is to become a legal right under David Cameron’s newest plans. Every home and business in the UK will have access to a...

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.

From Corporate Ladder to Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster

Marina Tognetti | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marina Tognetti

When I graduated from University it was an era when entrepreneurship was not cool for academics and climbing the corporate ladder was the thing to do....

What To Do Next If You're A TalkTalk Customer

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Tech

With more than four million customers in the UK, Wednesday's hacking attack against TalkTalk could be one of the most severe instances of personal inf...

In Defence of the Screen-Fixated

Adrian Grist | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Tech
Adrian Grist

I am fortunate enough to have 'real life' friends, from when I was growing up ('Village Friends'), school friends, university friends, college friends, work friends, friends of friends and now, since emigrating, Swedish friends. But thrown into that heady mix are online friends, online friends who have become 'real life' friends and 'real life' friends who are now just online friends.

Reddit's New Website Doesn't Live Up To Its Name

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Tech

The front page of the Internet is set to create a new website dedicated to distilling its reams of content into snackable, news-like form. But unli...

Britain's Great Digital Divide

Stefano Maruzzi | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Tech
Stefano Maruzzi

Our research reveals that 60%of the UK's very small businesses don't have a website. Very small businesses (defined as those with five employees or less) make up one fifth of the UK's small business presence, and the fact that so few are online is worrying.

Worryingly, The UK's Smallest Companies Are Missing This Vital Piece Of Tech

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Tech

A study has found that 60 per cent of small businesses in the UK still don't have their own website. Defined by having five employees or less, man...

Putting Security at the Heart of 'Smart Cities'

Gary Newe | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The phrase "Cities of the Future" conjures up so many different images, from the utopia of The Jetsons to the dystopia of Judge Dredd. But one thing that most agree on is the connected nature of our cities, with every aspect of life being connected to the internet, machines communicating with machines and with us.

What Happens When Kids Try Dial-Up Internet For The First Time

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 18.09.2015 | UK Parents

Remember dial-up internet and your mum bollocking you to get off so she could use the phone? These kids don't... Until now, the struggle of all tha...

What I Learnt From Spending Time Away From the Internet

Lizzie Davey | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Davey

It was almost 11pm and I was responding to a client offer after a day spent hiking, eating, and dodging the rain. I never worked this late at home, so why was I still tapping away on my tiny keypad as it was nearing midnight?

Scammer Who Risked Movie-Makers £120 Million Has Just Been Served His Punishment

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Tech

Paul Mahoney, a 30-year-old man from Londonderry, who risked the movie industry £120 million, has now been sentenced to four years in prison. He ...

Securing Children's Safety in a Digital World

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

There can be no greater mission than to protect children and enable them to use the internet to learn, dream, create and communicate without fear. Together we can help end sexual exploitation of children online and give them the future they deserve.

You're Never Weird on the Internet - Almost (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

This book will have you laughing out loud one minute, then firmly raising your eyebrows the next. She surely has another book in her (not to mention a screenplay) - I'd like to see her focus on her family, especially her relationship with her well-meaning but misguided mother.

Why Donald Trump's 3,000 Domain Names Won't Protect Him From the Haters

Russell Haworth | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

While there may be a case for buying up some of the more likely names that have a potential to mislead or cause embarrassment, it's worth remembering that an aggressive defensive domain registration strategy across all new domain extensions cannot guarantee protection.

Virgin Media's Going To Start Letting Strangers Use Your WiFi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.08.2015 | UK Tech

Virgin Media might seem like a high-speed communications company but in actual fact, it's just a big cover-up for Jeremy Corbyn's secret plan to launc...

Google Has Made A WiFi Router That JUST WORKS

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Tech

WiFi routers are just the worst. Promising us a world of wireless convenience the price they make you pay is high because they almost always never...

Where's the Humanity in Artificial Intelligence? Ask an Echoborg

Charlotte Webb | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

Currently, many androids are partly operated by humans, who are in charge of their speech and movement. This is because the technologies that orient androids to their environment are not sophisticated enough to make them seem convincingly human.

This Farmer Has Taken Rural Broadband To New Heights

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK Tech

A farmer frustrated with slow broadband speeds has launched his own business supplying superfast Internet to Britain’s most rural locations. Rich...

What Can the UK Learn From the Internet? From Smart Phones to Smarter Cold

Toby Peters | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Tech
Toby Peters

It's been said that world-changing innovations are only obvious in hindsight. It's true. The internet revolutionised our lives to such a degree that...

Be Watchful of Your Child's Online Activities

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 04.08.2015 | UK Parents
Muhammad Abdul Bari

As parents, we cannot simply sit back and let this narrative take its course; it must be within our disposition to do our best in protecting our children. First and foremost, we need to foster deeper and lasting relationships with our children that are built on love, respect and mutual trust.

The Internet Dating of the Travel World

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Comedy
Kevin O'Donnell

I'm not going to pontificate on the evils of technology because I'm even getting bored of myself going on about that. If people want to bubble-wrap themselves against the dangers and difficulties that make travelling such a beautiful thing then I say let them. I'll stick to the old fashioned way, one hand outstretched, a beer in the other and I'll probably start with something like "Hi".

Is Junk Content Killing Us?

Tim Bichara | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech
Tim Bichara

This article is 584 words long. Not because I think that's the right length for the article, but because I've been told that people won't read more than that. Is that true? Probably. Better qualified people than me say so. But if it is, I think we may have ourselves to blame.

We All Have Our Part to Play in Keeping Our Children Safe From Abuse on the Internet

Claire Lilley | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

One of the major challenges facing police forces is that as technology advances offenders are inventing new ways to commit crimes. We heard cases about offenders live streaming abuse or grooming children through social networks under fake identities.