UK Internet

Generally Confusing Election

Grace Campbell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Grace Campbell

The Conservatives won the general election just, granted. Labour did shockingly badly, true. I am not saying that had online voting been an option this would be entirely different, but at least it would show signs of progress in a political system that seems to be getting stale and mouldy.

Why I Hate Wifi on Planes

Cathy Winston | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Tech
Cathy Winston

Is too much to want somewhere where I can sit back guilt-free without the thought I should be checking my inbox, updating Instagram with photos of clouds and generally carrying on with life?

The Politics of a Trusted Internet

Russell Haworth | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Across the political spectrum, there is common ground on the benefits of the internet. The digital economy is growing at a rate of 10% year, compared to 2.6% for the economy as a whole in 2014. But with growing importance, there is growing concern - and this is where the manifestos get interesting.

General Election Manifestos: What Does the Future Hold for UK Broadband?

Ewan Taylor-Gibson | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ewan Taylor-Gibson

Some people in the furthest reaches of the UK are being left behind in the race for a digital Britain. They are missing out on the advantages that a reliable internet connection brings, such as ability to compare prices on household bills and find cheaper products, combat isolation and access vital services online.

Your Social Life Commercialised: Who Profits?

Carla Freeman | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Carla Freeman

Social media impacts everything we see in the Western world; from the way we shop to how we meet potential dates. There is no longer a divide between online and offline.

Jessica Elgot

What Happened When Free Speech Campaigners Joined A Trolling Victim And Anti-Bullying Champion?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics

Beyond The Ballot is The Huffington Post UK's alternative take on the General Election, taking on the issues too awkward for Westminster. It...

Facebook News - One Step Closer to Facebook Media Inc?

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Blanchard

Currently, if you want to read a news story while in Facebook, you need to effectively leave Facebook to read it. But according to those who know these things, Facebook is currently developing a new interface which will host news stories from the world's media within Facebook itself.

What Will Happen When Facebook Controls the Internet?

Thomas Church | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Thomas Church

Facebook has successfully tested solar powered drones that will connect over a billion people to the Internet. The company will become the gateway keeper to the web, a company that both creates the pipes and controls what flows through them.

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

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.04.2015 | 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 19.05.2015 | 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 19.05.2015 | 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 17.05.2015 | 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 12.05.2015 | 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 11.05.2015 | 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 10.04.2015 | UK Politics

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 03.05.2015 | 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 17.04.2015 | 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 14.04.2015 | 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 10.04.2015 | 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 12.04.2015 | 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 11.04.2015 | 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...