UK Internet

Google's Home Speaker Found To Be Reading False Story As Fact

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Tech

While Facebook, Twitter and Reddit have seen accusations of promoting fake news leveled at them for some time now, for the most part, Google has manag...

A 'Low-Level' Image Is Still A Child Whose Abuse And Suffering Goes On

Susie Hargreaves | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Susie Hargreaves

IWF CEO busts top five myths of child sexual abuse images and videos on the internet. The recent comments by Chief Constable Simon Bailey appear to h...

This Incredible Braille Smartwatch Lets People Feel Text Messages

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Tech

Nearly 20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee suggested that the power of the web was in its universality. “Access by everyone regardless of disability is an...

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

YouTube Is Finally Killing One Of Its Most Annoying Advert Features

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Tech

For anyone who has ever desperately searched for the “Skip ad” button on a YouTube video only to realise that you’re actually going to have to e...

Master Ledger 2077: A Blockchain Blockbuster

Simon Chan | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Simon Chan

Blockchain has become a real buzzword over the past year - not only in technology and business circles, but also in our everyday conversations. But what would life look like if blockchain underpinned our society, businesses, and government, in the same way the Internet transformed our lives?

The Will Of The People? In Defence Of Democracy

Michael Abberton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Politics
Michael Abberton

How do we respect the will of the people when the people have no say, no control, and the very tools of democracy are being perverted and used against...

The New Age Mother

Diana Nortey | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents
Diana Nortey

We have the communities that we can physically go to and sit down with other mothers, or there are online communities that with a couple of taps of a button you can post your question or concern and within minutes you get so many replies and useful advice.

Daily Mail Takes No Prisoners In Its Response To Wikipedia Calling It Unreliable

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail has attacked Wikipedia after the site banned the tabloid as a source for its entries, saying it was unreliable. The notoriously inaccur...

As VR And Other New Media Grow, The Internet Will Feel The Strain

Dr James 'Bo' Begole | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dr James 'Bo' Begole

From gaming to multi-camera systems for recording 360-degree views, consumers want existing technology pushed beyond its current capabilities to create ever more immersive VR experiences. Can the Internet cope with the next phase of content - including ultra-high definition video and VR?

The Internet Is Now A Big Part Of Children's Lives - But We Need To Help Them Use It Responsibly

Anne Longfield | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK
Anne Longfield

Growing Up Digital recommends that digital citizenship should be taught from the age of four to fourteen with a voluntary extension for older children, which would show the way to get the best out of the internet.

Respect Not Hate - Online Or Offline

Dragana Brown | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dragana Brown

This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken, for if we don't we are already reaching an impasse that threatens to plunge us deeper into the dark vaults of internet and with that into greater destruction, something we absolutely must look now.

Safer Internet Day: Parents Urged To Think About Online Safety As Soon As Kids Start Using Tech

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being urged to think about their children’s online safety from the very moment they start using a tablet or mobile phone. To mark Safer ...

The Power Of The Internet

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Tech
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt

When media changes, the world changes. We live in a world where the Pope and the President are on Twitter and Rabbis communicate on Facebook. We live today in a time, which some call the Fourth Industrial Revolution. A period which is distinct in the speed, scale and force at which it transforms production, distribution and consumption.

Why The Internet Is The Most Empowering Tool Yet

Joseph Chukwube | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Joseph Chukwube

Hence, when next you are surrounded by facts and analysis on how the internet is decreasing the human attention span and degrading our sense organs, take a step back and imagine what the world would really be like without internet access.

Have Memes Become The Moral Police Of The Internet?

Hayden Harrison | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Hayden Harrison

Memes have become a secondary language online. Increasingly, we use visual modes to communicate, and memes are an evolution of that symbolical language. They hugely influence modern idiom and serve as cultural points of reference. It's a language that makes sense to those in the know and seems nonsensical to those who are not.

Assange 'Stands By Offer To Go To US' Now Chelsea Manning Is Being Released

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange stands by his offer to go to the USA now that Chelsea Manning is being released, he has told a press conference. Assa...

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.