UK Internet

UK Internet Speeds Are Dismal Compared To The Rest Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Tech

Despite pushes for high-speed broadband across the country, the UK's internet is officially slower than Latvia, Romania, Denmark, and 14 other countri...

Martha Lane Fox Would Have Died If It Wasn't For This...

PA | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK

Internet entrepreneur and Lastminute.com founder Martha Lane Fox has said that she would have died following a near-fatal accident if she had not been...

Broadband: What About the Urban Not Spots?

Jonathan Glanz | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Jonathan Glanz

We need to be planning now for the next generation of ultra-fast broadband and mobile network to ensure London can be a Capital city which maximises the opportunities from ever increasing demand for content on demand and on the go through to the prospects of an Internet of Things, connecting everything including the kitchen sink to the web.

A Whole Bundle of Trouble - The Problem With Bundled Service Packages

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

So you want to buy a bundle of services? No? Why not? It must be a good deal because everyone's bundling these days. Amazon does it. So does Sky TV. And your broadband provider, your bank, your credit card and insurance companies, even fast food restaurants bundle services because they know what's best for you.

Preventing Cyberbullying

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Tech
Ioan Marc Jones

There should be no limit to what people say online, as long as those words remain in the realm of free speech. Free speech allows individuals to voice their opinion however they choose, limited only if that opinion causes direct harm to another individual.

Cuba Gives Free WiFi To The People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK Tech

A cultural centre in Havana has given local residents access to free-WiFi, a first for both Havana and Cuba. The centre is owned and run by famed n...

I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

Penelope Friday | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Penelope Friday

My friends had known about my struggle to have independence and had sympathised when I was turned down for Disability Living Allowance (wrongly turned down: I've since, thank goodness, been accepted). But they went further than just supporting me on the internet. They did something about it.

How the Internet is Destroying Politics

Stuart Thomson | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Tech
Stuart Thomson

Part of the challenge also lies in where people get their politics from. They no longer exclusively rely on politicians and just as with music, books, cooking and a whole range of other areas they take recommendations from their friends.

Louise Ridley

Martha Lane Fox Thinks No One In The House Of Lords Understands The Internet

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK

Martha Lane Fox, the digital luminary and co-founder of Lastminute.com, says that none of her fellow peers in the House of Lords understand the intern...

Is the U.S. Opening the Door for Europe to Lead in Tech?

Andrea Giuricin | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Tech
Andrea Giuricin

For 20 years, U.S. Internet policy was the gold standard. It led to massive investments in infrastructure and drove innovation. Europe and the rest of the world are still trying to catch-up.

Young People Are Being 'Radicalised In Their Bedrooms' Warns Warsi

PA | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Blaming places of worship for turning people into terrorists is an "easy answer" when people are increasingly being "radicalised in their bedrooms" vi...

The Dark Side of Social Media: What Your Children Are Really Seeing

Steph Weller | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Tech
Steph Weller

Forget your top-shelf magazines, the 9pm TV Watershed, parental advisory labels, film and game ratings - these regulations seem so irrelevant right now. We place so much importance on these offline so why don't we care about them online? Why aren't we controlling what is out there?

BBC Radio 1 - Online Bullying Is an Issue for Young People, so It's an Issue for Us

Ben Cooper | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Cooper

I'm proud our audience see Radio 1 as a safe and trusted guide, beyond making sense of the abundant musical landscape. I believe Radio 1 should continue to grow its reputation for championing the positive ways young people can change their culture in society today.

The Internet: Friend or Foe?

Meaghan Kausman | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Meaghan Kausman

The glorious World Wide Web, oh how I love thee. Thank you for always providing me with the latest news and stories from across the globe. Thank you for allowing me to stay in contact with friends in far away places. Thank you for keeping me up to date with the latest fashion trends and styles. But most of all, thanks for being a great mate...

Could Your Story Change Someone's Life?

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

When we feel passionate about our subject and have something important to share, we want the whole world to know about it. I can't tell you how many times aspiring authors have said to me that the most important thing for them is to get their book into as many hands as possible.

Online bullying: We Must also Consider Children who Bully Others

Deanna Neilson | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Tech
Deanna Neilson

The best source of help for children in these situations is usually their parents. Whether your child is being bullied or bullying others, it's important to know what's going on in their lives you so can help address the issue and any potentially larger problems behind it.

Inventor Of The Internet Says Access Is A 'Human Right'

PA | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK

Access to the internet is becoming "more and more" like a human right, according to the inventor of the world wide web. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, who has c...

Uncomfortably Numb - Attitudes to Politics

Sara Damergi | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK Politics
Sara Damergi

The question is do we really need to feel a sense of fear or discomfort to become truly engaged in politics? Do we want to be numb to what's truly going on and get distracted by reports in mainstream tabloid media putting the blame on the overused and now farcical phrase and sentiment of: "its the immigrants coming over here and nicking our jobs?"

Everything Google Knows About You

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Discover how much the world's biggest search engine really knows about you with Alltime Conspiracies....

10 Most Damaging Hacks Of All Time

AllTime10s | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

The recent attacks on Sony Pictures have brought the issue of cyber warfare to forefront of international relations. Let's have a look at some of the ...

10 Most Subscribed YouTube Channels in 2015

AllTime10s | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

They've got over a hundred million subscribers between them and have billions of views. Featuring comedy gamers, funny skits and world-famous musician...

10 Ways to Get Arrested for Using the Internet

AllTime10s | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Think you're safe behind your computer screen? Well, think again. Watch this to discover the people who've been arrested for unfortunate tweets, statu...

Top 10 Internet Memes

WatchMojo | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Tech

Going viral and spreading on the Internet has never been so easy. Join WatchMojo as we count down our picks for the top 10 internet memes....

Consumers Don't Want an Ad-free Web - They Want a Relevant One

Tej Rekhi | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Tech
Tej Rekhi

The web-using world needs a reality check. Consumers who enjoy virtually unlimited access to information, social connections and entertainment on their devices all day long are - for the most part - oblivious to the costs and complexities associated with the online ecosystem.

The Perils of the Internet: When Strangers Call You Out

Katie Beswick | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beswick

Every internet addict, every fledgling journalist, every blogger, every tweeter, every newspaper comment-leaver will know what it's like to be told they're wrong, in one way or another, in no uncertain terms, by someone whose personality they've only experienced digitally.