Online Privacy

Thomas Tamblyn

'The Right To Be Forgotten Doesn't Work In Practice' Says Top Security Expert

HuffingtonPost.com | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Tech

A top security expert has admitted that the EU's 'right to be forgotten' is 'technically impossible' to enforce. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK...

Facebook Denies Timeline Experiment Was Military-Funded

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook has denied that the timeline manipulation experiment that took place in 2012 was funded by the Minerva Research Inititative, a US government ...

HuffPost How to: Master Your Facebook Privacy

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

The Problem? You're best friends have posted a bunch of pictures showing you dressed as a giant chicken. Now obviously nobody needs to see that so how...

This Anti-Surveillance Cloak Will Protect You From Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech

This cloak will make you invisible to government surveillance techniques. There's just one slight issue... which is that they'll see you a mile away i...

'Red Button' TV Hack Could Control What You Watch

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Tech

A new flaw has been found in todays smart TVs which means a hacker could easily gain access and start monitoring you with kit that costs only a few hu...

An Earworm Nightmare Waiting to Happen

Kieron Hayes | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Tech
Kieron Hayes

The thing is, I don't care about your cat. I don't find it cute. I don't find other stuff about cats cute either. I don't really want to know what you've had for dinner either. I also don't want to know that you miss your poor old Mum and I really don't want to know about the fact that you've got a sore throat.

The NSA Is Collecting Millions Of Faces From The Web

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech

The National Security Agency is collecting images of millions of faces as part of its facial recognition database, reports the New York Times. Remi...

145 Million 'eBay Details' For Sale On Anonymous Site

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Tech

Ebay is reportedly 'struggling to cope' as millions of users attempt to simultaneously change their passwords in the wake of a massive security breach...

The EU Just Upheld Your Right To Delete Yourself From Google

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech

The EU has ordered Google to let you be 'forgotten'. The court ruling says that an individual must have the ability to control their own data, and ...

Do You Think Before You Text?

Victoria Mapplebeck | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria  Mapplebeck

At 38, I was a freelance film director. After a short relationship ended, I found myself single, pregnant and broke. I decided to have the baby and raise him alone. Years after my son was born, scrolling though an old Nokia, I found that I had unwittingly archived a three-year dialogue of text messages between my son's father and I.

'Sextortion' Gang Linked To Scottish Boy's Suicide Arrested In Philippines

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Tech

Police in the Philippines have arrested more than 60 people accused of blackmailing thousands of people online after convincing them to have cybersex ...

After the Snowden Revelations: Is the Internet Already Breaking Up?

Gary Newe | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Do we care enough about privacy to change our habits? Look at the number of people and amount of activity online now. The Internet of Things means that more and more of our lives will be played out online.

Facebook Exec: You May Never Be Offline Again

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech

If Facebook has its way, you may NEVER be offline again. The social network's COO Sheryl Sandberg told BBC Breakfast that "the word 'online' is bec...

Explainer: Should You Change Your Password After Heartbleed?

The Conversation UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

If you're struggling to understand the deluge of information about the Heartbleed vulnerability, you're not alone. Some reports tell us to change all our online passwords immediately, others warn us that this could do more harm than good. There is a lot of misinformation out there.

Trustful Tinder?

Eden Blackman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Eden Blackman

Those of us who have ever used dating sites will not be shocked to learn of another story centred around fake profiles breaking in the world of online dating - today it's Tinder under the uncomfortable spotlight. It seems Tinder (owned by InterActiveCorp who also own Match.com and OKCupid) have been hit by the bots

Why the Debate's More Than Just About Women Who Eat On Tubes

Sophie Alderson | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

I'm a member of divisive Facebook Group Women Who Eat On Tubes. I joined because I didn't like what I saw. If you've read enough on the subject, or need to alphabetise your dried herbs, you're excused.

Data Protection: The Shape of Things to Come

European Parliament Web Team | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Politics
European Parliament Web Team

The way personal data will be used and protected in Europe will change as a result of decisions to be taken this week. The European Parliament will vote on rules governing the collection and use of personal data, including for law enforcement purposes...

Abortion and Women's Other Secrets: What Do We Do With Our Shame?

Paula Coston | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Coston

There are statistics, news stories and articles everywhere about women made ashamed and guilty by secrets: singledom, childlessness, genital mutilation, forced marriage, physical or sexual or emotional abuse, menstrual conditions, the size and shape of their labia...The list goes on.

Clouds Will Make Us Invisible

Dr. Peter Cochrane | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
Dr. Peter Cochrane

First: social clouds will see all the activities of social networking in virtual space translated into real space. If you know someone virtually and they drift into your real space, our mobile devices recognise this and flag the situation. It will be irresistible not to meet and greet!

Tinder Was Giving Away Your Exact Location Last Year

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech

Tinder - a brutal dating app, but one that removes the "do they, don't they" awkwardness of approaching people in real life while keeping people at en...

Online Privacy: Terms of Engagement

Louise Orpin | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Negative comments. We all get them. Not many of us enjoy them, but the majority of us can take the rough with the smooth. However, there is always that one statement (the straw that breaks the camel's back, if you will) that forces us to snap. To respond. To cause an issue. But what makes us do this? And why can't we take a step back, a deep breath, and realise that it's not that big a deal?

How to Send a Mass Email

Rachael Phillips | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Rachael Phillips

Now I love public relations professionals but one of the key skills needed in this field is learning how to use that all important bcc box. Journalists, bloggers and anyone else who receive press releases know that they're not special. We know that PR's aren't sat in their fancy offices individually sending us press releases with love. But we don't need to KNOW that the emails are going out en masse.

Online Privacy: Integrating Integrity

Louise Orpin | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Tech
Louise Orpin

Our social networks have become part of all walks of our life. LinkedIn was once your 'go-to' site for connecting with colleagues, but now the paths of our digital personas cross over, making Instagram and Facebook as important as WhatsApp, Snapchat and Twitter.

Big Data in 2014: Five Predictions

Mark Braund | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

2013 was a year in which big data became a 'hot topic' for discussion and debate, reaching far beyond the usual industry journals and making the mainstream news for a number of good and bad reasons. With that in mind there has been a great deal of speculation about what trends we should expect to see in big data in 2014.

Why You Should Buy Internet Security and a Winter Coat

Lucy Karsten | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech
Lucy Karsten

'You've got a virus,' my little sister said finally, sneering at me in a way that made it perfectly clear that she considered the whole matter beneath her. 'What internet security provider are you using?' I laughed, because internet security software is like ironing, or packing the night before a flight- done only by the neurotic or the elderly.