UK Internet

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?

9 Amazing Things The Internet Has Given Us

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the internet: the day the public gained access to the World Wide Web. Known as ‘Internaut Day’, it was on 23 A...

Sand, Screen And Surf: Why Summer Is The Ideal Time To Teach Your Kids About Internet Safety

Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Parents
Carolyn Bunting, Internet Matters

As parents it's difficult to know how much screen time is too much, but if you're constantly asking yourself 'how do I persuade my teenager to turn off Snapchat and have a conversation?', then it's probably time to moderate their usage.

25 Years Later And You Can Still Visit The First Web Page Ever Created

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech

Today marks a very important day in the history of the internet, and the World Wide Web: It’s 25 years since the public gained access to the World W...

Angry Man's 4-Hour Rant Is A Hilarious PR Disaster For Virgin Media

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Comedy

We’ve all had problems with our Internet connection. And some of us have been driven to despair cancelling our contracts because of said problems. ...

Girl Offline: Why I'm Taking a Break from Life Online

Rachael Chadwick | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech
Rachael Chadwick

I am launching a new series today where I am going to open up a conversation about our online consumption, explore the challenges of switching off and I will interview people along the way.

The Internet Is Actually Replacing Our Own Memory

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech

Having Wikipedia on hand to resolve that argument in the pub might be useful, but it’s actually changing the way our memory works. Researchers have...

14 #BossMoves To Deal With An Influential/Celebrity Troll, When You're Influential Too...

Marsha Wright | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Marsha Wright

Sometimes it's hard to understand why they're attacking you, and it's bad enough when the keyboard warriors come for you in their scores... but what if a fandom comes for you? What if it's a celebrity you respect? What if someone says something that could really affect your brand? What if they try to destroy you, your business, your puppy, and the horse you rode in on?

Parents Need To Talk To Kids About Sexting

Peter Wanless | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Peter Wanless

What would you do if you found out that your child had shared a nude selfie with their boyfriend or girlfriend? What if that person had shared it with their friends. If it was shared round the whole school or posted online?

US Couple Sue Company After Their Postcode Was Linked To 600 Million IP Addresses

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Tech

An American couple whose postcode was registered to 600m IP addresses is suing the internet mapping firm responsible for £58,000. James and Theresa A...

5 Facts You Didn't Know About The Internet

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech
Read More: Internet, UK Tech News

The internet is no longer just a single web page, it’s an ecosystem, a virtual world which touches almost every living human on the planet. Yet desp...

Daesh Is Being Driven Off Twitter - But We Must Not Let Our Guard Down

Sajda Mughal OBE | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Sajda Mughal OBE

Over 11 years have passed since 7/7, the terror that took place that day still haunts me as if it were yesterday. As a Muslim and 7/7 survivor, sat on the same train as the bomber, I was horrified to learn that the perpetrators had carried the attack out in the name of Islam, a religion of peace.

While the Physical State of Daesh Collapses, A New Virtual State Expands

Baroness Joanna Shields | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Joanna Shields

There is no panacea, no single piece of technology, intervention or public policy that will solve this. But we can make it harder for terrorist and extremists to use the Internet to recruit, inspire and incite. It only takes one individual to see sense in the Daesh fantasy for this bloody trail of terrorist destruction to continue. And it must be stopped.

Have Your Say To Help Fix Britain's Internet

Dido Harding | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dido Harding

Whether it's running a business, doing the shopping, educating our kids or falling in love, the internet is essential to our lives and futures. It shouldn't just work for the benefit of one large company, it should work for everyone.

AIBU: How the Internet Slang of Self-Doubt Might Obscure Opportunities for Women to Seek Support for Domestic Abuse

Laura Dix | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK
Laura Dix

AIBU is a phrase that we all need to become more aware of. If something makes you feel bad, uncomfortable, afraid, you don't need anyone else's validation that it isn't right. Supporting survivors of abuse, as a friend or as a professional, is about helping the woman trust herself again and encouraging her that she is the expert in her own life. If it doesn't feel right to her, that means it isn't, no matter what anyone else says.

Dollar Shave Club: the Power of Social Media and the Cloud

Mark Hawtin | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

Today, a clever, well-shot marketing spot can be done for a few thousand dollars and undo years and millions of dollars of brand investment at a multinational. In the past, P&G would have used technology to get ahead and create barriers to entry.

UK Families Still at Risk From Baby Monitor Hacking-Style Attacks

Dr Simon Rice | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Simon Rice

Using two-step or two-factor authentication means that if your username and password are compromised, a criminal cannot gain access to your account data without also compromising your mobile phone or code generator. Therefore if you have this option turned on, your information has a much greater chance of remaining secure.

Why You Should Care About Pokemon Go Even If You Are Not a Player

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Parents
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Augmented reality is here, and is already having a strong impact on everyone's lives, including those who never played a video game in their lives and never heard about augmented reality...

Need Your Online Fix? Four Growing Internet Based Addictions

Tayana Simons | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Tayana Simons

Data leaks, trolling, cyber bullying, dark webs and hacking scandals have been just a few of the big stories to hit the press over the past decade, but there is also an equally worrying issue affecting an increasingly number of internet users, particularly in the younger generations; addiction. And it comes in many different forms

The Next Online Revolution: A Date With Destiny

Marie Cosnard | Posted 05.07.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Cosnard

Dating apps are evolving to remove expectations of romance and to simply solve the problem of introducing people. We are witnessing the start of the next evolution in the way society interacts with the internet - welcome to the world of 'meeting apps'.

Put the Phone Down: How the Internet Is Killing Our Manners

Naomi Cooper | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Comedy
Naomi Cooper

Today's amazing technology means we can easily keep in touch with friends and family abroad and share our life experiences with our nearest and dearest, but it comes at a price. Our text conversations have jumped over to real life as we shun the use of please and thank you and speak in abbreviations.