UK Internet

Beyond the Valley: Elephant Dung and Sloth Sluggery

Jay Sorrels | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Tech
Jay Sorrels

In a better world, we would have a total split between wholesale provision of Utilities and retail sale of access. Massive, international firms would be immune from some anti-monopoly laws as long as they pushed it all forward year on year and could only make money from keeping their retail, consumer facing customers happy.

Is Subculture Dead?

Charlotte Mallory | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlotte Mallory

At this year's Brit Awards, Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys, used his acceptance speech for Best Album of the Year to announce that "rock n roll will never die." He then threw the mic he was using down on the floor and mumbled "invoice me for the mic if you wanna."

Should Google be Held Accountable for What Is Published on the Web?

Andrew Tibber | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

In the wake of the EU Court's decision, Google is now faced with a few problems that not only call into question the principles behind the right to be forgotten but could also have possible damaging effects on its functionality as a search engine tool.

Website-Builders Lay Solid Foundations

Juan Lobato | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

There is a lot of buzz right now in the website-building industry. Weebly, the eight-year old startup, has recently been valued at $455m after its latest round of funding from Chinese Internet giant Tencent and venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

WATCH: John Oliver On Your Right To Be Forgotten By Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Comedy

The EU recently ruled that Google users have a 'right to be forgotten' by the search engine. John Oliver covered the topic on Sunday night's 'Last ...

The Internet Might Literally Be Giving Us Mental Illness

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Tech

Too much time spent online could be causing mental illnesses and social problems for children, it has been reported. Loneliness, depression, anxiet...

It's Time to Stand Up for Childhood

Rupert Read | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Politics
Rupert Read

The rights of children in the UK are under threat from advertising and our growing digital and screen-based lifestyle. It is time we unmask advertising and place it where it belongs: beside pornography, as a real threat to childhood. We must get kids back outdoors again.

'The Internet Nearly Always Controls My Actions'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Many young people believe they could be addicted to using the internet, according to research. A new study reveals that high numbers of youngsters ...

The Interesting Accessibility of WebRTC

Paul Lees | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

The next step in the communication revolution is to have a conversation with any person, anywhere in the world, as if they were in the room next to you. The latest development on the road to that becoming a reality is the creation WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication), which is paving the way to reach a new level of connectedness.

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Nitin Shori

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.

Wanderlust: 'My Life of Travel'

Kiesha Meikle | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kiesha Meikle

If I wasn't travelling, I think I would explode! Well, not really, but if I wasn't travelling I would definitely feel lost. Wanderlust is something some people have ingrained in their very soul and they cannot ignore it, no matter how hard they try.

Revenge Porn Has Become Too Profitable to Go Away

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For commercial pornography websites there is no "off" switch: the process of creating new categories will continue as long as there are still advertisers and subscribers willing to support their latest creations.

Connecting to the Future, One School at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

The world of the future will be here faster than we think. In fact, we're already getting a taste of it here and there: a hologram at Coachella, virtual reality simulation with Oculus Rift, 3D printing stores in the centre of London.

The Freelancers Lament

The Mac Twins | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK
The Mac Twins

Leave school, go to college/university, find job in that chosen field, totter up that career ladder, receive pension, retire playing golf, making soup and joining a bridge club. This is what schools drill into us since our first times tables test, and when you don't take this path, you feel like you're on the whacky races with no guidance pit stops and a worrying lack of financial fuel.

China Launches Porn Purge In Censorship Push

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

China, a country well-known for its enthusiastic online censorship, has launched yet another bid to purge the internet of online pornography. The c...

Innovation Is All Around Us - But Could the Internet Be Holding It Back?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

What is wrong with today's network? How can the Internet, that has powered so many of the innovations in the 21st century, be holding innovation back? In short, networks are starting to show their age.

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Children, Parents and Teachers Should be Empowered to Work Together on Internet Safety Matters

Catherine Cottrell | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK
Catherine Cottrell

Using the internet to chat with friends or play games online has become just as normal for many children as getting up to go to school. With millions of children browsing the web the questions I suspect many parents will ask themselves are: What does my child do when they go online? Are they browsing web sites I should be concerned about?

Internet Rights and Services, Strike at Data Retention Directive

Paul Lambert | Posted 08.06.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lambert

The Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ/CJEU) just announced a significant decision in relation to the mandated storage of users' communications data by telecoms companies and internet service providers.

The Messy Business of Governing the Internet

Joseph Musgrave | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Tech
Joseph Musgrave

By its very nature, the Internet crosses borders, languages and jurisdictions. It is also a technical beast, demanding a certain level of standardisation in order to function as a truly global commons rather than as a series of siloed networks.

The Courage to Be Creative

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

Creativity is ultimately personal. When being creative, you are making something unique and new. You may have taken inspiration from other sources, but the end product is uniquely your own. Humans are constantly being innovative and inventive, and everyone is capable of this in their own way...

Turkey Faces The Internet's Most Powerful Force: Cats

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

First Turkey hated Twitter, then it really hated YouTube. Now, in news that confirms that the Turkish government well and truly hates the internet, it...

Net Neutrality: The Battle to Preserve the Open Nature of the Internet

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK Tech
European Parliament Web Team

Some 41% of Europeans experience difficulties watching a video on a mobile device and 37% via a fixed internet connection at home due to speed limitations or the blocking of content, according to a Eurobarometer survey published in February.

The Internet of Things - What's It All about?

Paul Lees | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lees

Earlier this month the Prime Minister announced at CeBIT that the government will be supplying £45m to research funding and executing a review of how to make the most of the 'Internet of Things' technology.

Poetry on the Internet and the Saturation of Information

Jack McSweeney | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jack McSweeney

The Internet is a tool that has the capacity to help art and creativity flourish and develop, yet we must be careful to utilise it properly, in order to avoid limiting it's scope for intuition and originality. Moreover, I believe that spoken word has an exciting role to play in the dissemination of information and formation of public discourse.