Online Identity

Obliviate! Getting The Internet to Forget You

David Emm | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

It is believed that, by having a 'delete' button, under 18s will have the opportunity to redeem their reputation: for example, by removing embarrassing content that could potentially ruin their future career or negatively impact a school place.

Tired of Being You Online? Why Not Outsource the Job to Someone Else

Charlotte Webb | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Tech
Charlotte Webb

If online identity construction is a form of labour, maybe it can be outsourced to a worker in our transforming digital labour markets? But surely I hear you saying - you can't outsource the production of your own identity, as if it were some kind of commodity good?

You Can Now Become An E-Resident Of Estonia

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Tech

Estonia has become the first country in the world to offer E-Residency, a way of legitimising your online identity throughout the global internet. ...

Hotel Horrors: The Not-So-Comfortable Aspect of Your Trip

David Emm | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

For many of us, the hotel is equally as enjoyable as the holiday itself. These days, some rooms even coming equipped with technology such as free WiFi-connected tablet devices, to make us feel at home. But what you might not know is that what you do on this device might stay there for all to see.

Is This What Gals Really Think Of Women Who Post Sexy Photos On Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Women who post sexy or revealing photos on social media sites may find themselves becoming rather unpopular with their female peers, a recent study ha...

Why You Can't Escape Your Digital Identity

Planet Ivy | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech
Planet Ivy

If you've tweeted, used Facebook or commented in a forum, you've just added another little doodle to your massive sprawling digital tattoo. Making an offensive/stupid Facebook update or tweet and not expecting it to haunt you to your grave is like getting a prostate exam from Edward Scissorhands and not expecting it to hurt.

Queen's Speech Announces Increased Internet Surveillance Plans

Telegraph | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Tech

The Queen has formally announced plans to greatly increase surveillance of the internet by intelligence agencies and the police, in plans that are bei...

How Weavrs Can Destroy Your Online Identity

Wired | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Tech

Writer Jon Ronson is at war with himself on Twitter. In February, an organisation called Philter Phactory created a Twitter account called @jon_ronson...

Data Privacy and Profiling – How ‘Big Data’ is Used to Create Your Online Identity

Pamela Jones Harbour | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Tech
Pamela Jones Harbour

The world is watching this important investigation. I believe that European enforcement agencies should stand firm and apply the severest sanctions at their disposal if Google's actions are found to violate EU law.