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Death In A Digital Age

Jeremy Field | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Field

Social media now extends into every aspect of life, from parents posting 12 week scans on Facebook to friends setting up 'in memory of' pages to remember loved ones. Our digital footprint exists from cradle to grave and beyond, with digital communications changing the way we talk about death and even how we plan for it.

Social Media Is A Highlight Reel - Not 'Real Life'

Sam Allcock | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Sam Allcock

I admit it, only the highlights of my day-to-day life have the privilege of gracing my Facebook page. With the constant fear of over-sharing my private life and boring my friends by vaguebooking plaguing my mind, I realised that I'm a culprit, too.

My Online Friends Make Me A Better Mum

Maddy Matthews | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Parents
Maddy Matthews

Scoff and smirk away. When I tell you I have online friends, I'm talking about my sisterhood, my village, my inspirations. I'm talking about two groups of women I don't know what I'd do without, because in every sense of the word, they're real friends.

Governments Shut Down The Internet 50 Times Last Year

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Tech

Governments shut down the internet more than 50 times last year, prompting calls for telecoms companies to stand up to politicians. Around the world, ...

The Most-Edited Wikipedia Pages Of 2016 Have Been Revealed

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK Tech

Wikipedia has revealed the most-edited pages of 2016 with both Donald Trump and the US election taking many of the top spots. The list was compiled by...

12 Shares Of Christmas - Tips To Make Sure Your Children Are Sharing Online Safely

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

We've calculated that in the time it takes to cook the average Christmas turkey, 1.3 billion photos will be posted online. While you're sitting back watching the Queen's Christmas message, over 5 million images will be sent to Snapchat, alone.

Why The Insulting 'Tag' Memes Need To Stop

Nicki Kinickie | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech
Nicki Kinickie

My heart sank when I read her statement. While I hadn't shared one myself, I still felt guilty for not realising the impact they could actually have. We are forgetting the strangers that are being mocked are real people with real feelings.

The Everyday Dangers Of The Internet

Daniel Woods | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Woods

The Dark Web, the Deep Web, the Dark Internet. Take a much used and little understood technology, add a threatening adjective and you get hype and fearmongering. Are there real threats to your privacy? Yes. Is there something you can do about it? Absolutely.

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 13.01.2017 | 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.