UK Internet

25 Years on: Walls Keep Tumbling

Indra Adnan | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

25 years ago today, the Berlin Wall - a physical construction dividing a nation between two ideologies - came down. Not by bomb, not by fiat, but by hundreds of activists, emboldened by global public opinion, physically dismantling it brick-by-brick in the face of the same guards who only months before would have shot to kill.

Connectivity Everywhere

Graham Welch | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

Everyone knows that in today's world we have never been so connected. The Internet is a part of most of our lives at work and at play every day. Indeed ask most teenagers and they will consider the Internet as being almost as important as the air that they breathe!

You're Not Wearing That, Are You?

Paul Marshall | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

While recently trawling the internet, I stumbled across - more by design than accident, I'm ashamed to admit - a site I really shouldn't have been looking at.

Do You Waste Time On The Internet? Get A Degree For It!

The Huffington Post | Natalie Tipping | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at the University of Pennsylvania will be able to study "wasting time on the internet" as a degree level course from 2015 onwards. For ma...

Power struggle: Does In-Store Tech Hold the Key to the Bricks and Mortar Retail Renaissance?

Dan Weisbeck | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Weisbeck

What this does mean is that retailers must become ever adept at creating mobile experiences that are seamless and simply work for a very demanding visitor with a lot of retail choices. If I'm going to invest in visiting M&S in store, I want my online experience with them to flow naturally with the in-store engagement.

The Ched Evans case betrays a disturbing trend in modern society

Jonathan Guy | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Guy

Anyone else, in any other walk of life, would be allowed to reintegrate into their lives and having spent their conviction they would be allowed to earn a living again. What is at stake here though is whether the rule of law should be overruled by the rule of the mob.

Someone Is Stealing Your WiFi

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech

New research has revealed that a staggering one in three people in the UK have admitted to stealing their neighbour's WiFi. What you may find even ...

100 Mr Big's Control Cybercrime

Graham Welch | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

While I wouldn't want to speculate on if this number is correct or not, I do agree that such is the industrialisation of cybercrime today faced by businesses, governments and consumers, that relatively small numbers of common exploits and cybercrime tools are widely used by the professional gangs operating around the world.

Understanding the Attitudes and Behaviours of Internet Users in the Middle East

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Compared to their global counterparts, online users in the Middle East are among the most enthusiastic about the positive impact that the Internet is having on their lives.

Why I'll Never Sign Up to 3G

Ryan Hook | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Hook

A few days ago I was in a hotel, about to sit down for a long internet browse, when I realised the WiFi wasn't working...

A Nation of Virtual Shopkeepers

Kitty Ussher | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK
Kitty Ussher

Economists trying to figure out what is going on in the UK economy, and specifically why the number of people saying they are self employed is so high, should perhaps look no further than recent data on on-line selling by households from the Office of National Statistics...

To Troll, or Not to Troll?

Olga Levancuka | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Tech
Olga Levancuka

Even if the trolls are posting in response to the strange and at times controversial views of Katie Hopkins and others alike, the time to challenge the trolls has come. Because the trolls who provoke and the trolls who respond are no better.

Louise Ridley

Why Internet Trolls Can't Resist Abusing These Women...

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

"A BOMB HAS BEEN PLACED OUTSIDE YOUR HOME. IT WILL GO OFF AT EXACTLY 10:47PM ON A TIMER AND TRIGGER DESTROYING EVERYTHING." When Emma Barnett, ...

Wifi in the Jungle? How the Internet Reaches the World's Most Remote Regions

Luis Alvarez | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

Brazilians call them the Lucky Trucks or Caminhões da Sorte. They roll into town every week and in the remote mountain and jungle villages of Brazil they're a familiar sight. Parked up in the square, these gigantic HGVs - where the lottery draws are held - also sell national lottery tickets and provide simple banking services to people in some of the country's most far-flung villages.

13 Ancient Websites That Somehow Still Exist

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech

The web is going to be a goldmine for digital archeologists in the future. You might think that everything on here is new and shiny, but most of it is...

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

This Is The World, According To The Internet

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech

A map has been created by the Oxford Internet Institute which shows the world's internet users by country and also what percentage of each country has...

Where Next for TV? Racing to Content Everywhere

Adam Poulter | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Poulter

In a market where you can watch television wherever you want, content is the real differentiator. People flock to different channels or platforms because they have the latest episode of the new top series - or their catalogue contains their favourite old programme.

Holidays From Hell for Tourists Stranded Without WiFi

Rob Wells | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Tech
Rob Wells

Yet despite this, hotels still say it is not a priority, according to our study. 76 per cent of venues are convinced that customers care far more about quality of service and facilities than WiFi, and as many as 43 per cent believe customers think poor or non-existent wireless access is a price worth paying for the overall experience on offer.

Why Scotland Shows the Future of Politics

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Rather than being an aberration, Scotland may prove to be a trailblazer. In the same way that it has transformed media and communication, the Internet has the potential to radically alter government. We have the tools at our disposal to hold instant national votes on important political issues.

Children, Computing and the Curriculum

David Emm | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Online safety is a vital factor at every stage of our children's education. Children use the Internet differently at different ages. Just as the way maths is taught varies from key stage 1 to key stage 4, cyber-security must be approached in a way that will be most meaningful to the life of children at different ages.

These Are 10 Amazing Internet Feelings You Know Too Well

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Comedy

Thank you, BuzzFeed, for putting into words - and video-form - some of the best feelings you can get when using the internet. Well, apart from the one...

Net Neutrality Shows that Global Cooperation is More Important than National Independence

Sam Fowles | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Politics
Sam Fowles

Scottish independence and our relationship with the EU are important debates. But they cannot be the only debates. A flag no longer guarantees self-determination. In the 21st Century, the only way to determine our own destiny is to work more closely with other nations.

Child Sexual Abuse Content Downloaded on a Fifth of Corporate Networks

Christian Berg | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

The growth in portable USB devices and mobile storage means there is a disturbing trend of offenders increasingly bringing illegal images or videos into the workplace. In fact, many businesses are already unwittingly storing, and allowing the movement of, illegal images and videos across their networks.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.