UK Security

How To Keep The Fraudsters At Bay

Gad Elkin | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech
Gad Elkin

In order to prevent online fraud, it is important for businesses to recognise where their infrastructure is most vulnerable, educate employees effectively and work with the right partners to keep up with an evolving cyber security landscape.

Principle vs Progress On Nuclear Weapons?

Carine Bambara | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Carine Bambara

I agree fully with Ban Ki Moon's message; there are many paths to disarmament but what we must all agree on is to do something, the world cannot afford another round of inaction. We need to work to eliminate all nuclear weapons and now is the time to do it; our very survival depends on it.

Digital Companions: Are Smartphones Replacing Our Loved Ones?

David Emm | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Tech
David Emm

You could be forgiven for thinking that we are not only reliant on our digital devices for quick communication, but that we also seek the same comfort and stability from our phone as we do from family and friends.

Mum Discovered Strangers Had Been Watching Her Twin Daughters' Bedroom Online

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Parents

A mum was horrified to discover strangers had been watching her children in their home - through a security camera in her twin daughters’ bedroom. T...

Build or Buy: Securing IoT Is Harder Than It Looks for Device Manufacturers

Dominique Guinard | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dominique Guinard

In Mr Robot, Elliott Alderson explicitly exploits 'easy' vulnerabilities: obvious passwords, open back doors, etc. As the world inevitably becomes more connected, risks will accompany benefits; the starting point for security must always be best-practice encryption and protocols. Just as in the 'real' world, there will be break-ins - but they become much less likely if you lock all your doors and windows.

How to Make a Positive Impact in Someone's Life and Change Their Life for the Better Through the Animal Abuse Register

Brian Berry | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK
Brian Berry

How appealing is a society where bullying, abuse, and violence decrease, maybe even disappear? Do you feel technology can protect us by knowing if som...

ID Fraudsters are Lurking in the Technosphere, Here's How to Give Them the Slip

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

So how do we protect ourselves? Unfortunately there's no silver bullet - the most effective way to go about it is to layer on security measures, creating a protective digital blanket around the really important stuff.

British Pupils are Leaving School (Tech) Illiterate

Mark Murphy | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Tech
Mark Murphy

Teenagers really don't know it all. We think that because they spend all day on the computer that they understand tech, but many leave school with an insufficient understanding of basic security measures or what software or "code" even looks like - let alone how to write it

Microsoft Is Banning Easy Passwords On All Its Accounts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Tech

Remembering all the passwords in your life might seem like a lot of effort but they exist for a reason. To help encourage better password etiquette Mi...

It Is Right to Question Foreign Aid, But We Must Remember the Vital Causes It Serves

Phil Vernon | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Phil Vernon

On 13th June, the UK Parliament will debate the proposition that the government's approach to foreign aid is flawed. This is based on a petition initi...

How To Create A Strong Password So You Don't Get Hacked

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Tech

After a recent report found that Russian criminals may be trading in hundreds of millions of stolen usernames and passwords, it may be time to revisit...

Why We Need to Work With Women to Prevent Violent Extremism

Baroness Anelay | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Baroness Anelay

To defeat extremism, we need women and girls to be empowered. And for women and girls to be empowered, we need to defeat extremism.

Britain's Future Secured by Brexit

Matthew Ellery | Posted 19.04.2016 | UK Politics
Matthew Ellery

Scaremongering quotes are now the modus operandi of our Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, who argues European Union membership is vital for our security. Over recent months Hammond has become one of the biggest cheerleaders for the UK to remain inside the EU. This has been an extraordinary U-turn by the formerly Eurosceptic Foreign Secretary, who argued very clearly in 2014 for the UK to leave the EU.

WhatsApp Gets Serious About Privacy for Its One Billion Users

Gary Newe | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

One seemingly simple update to the application caused a huge disruption across the technology industry. WhatsApp's announcement guarantees its one billion users around the world that neither WhatsApp or third parties can listen in to or read anything sent from one user to another - which includes messages, photos, videos, voice messages, documents or calls.

Where's Our Moral Compass?

Jonathan Arnott | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Arnott

We actually need a sensible, well thought out, considered response to the threat of terrorism. Sadly, that is impossible in the culture of intolerance caused by those who put political correctness above our national security.

Tweeting Islamophobia: From the #StopIslam to the Katie Hopkins Saga

Imran Awan | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK
Imran Awan

You know something bad is going to happen when Katie Hopkins begins tweeting about Islam. This time her insults were directed at all 1.6 billion Musl...

MI6 Is Very Excited About These Leaked IS Registration Forms

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK

Thousands of documents containing the personal details of fighters for the so-called Islamic State, have been leaked according to reports. More tha...

Isis Planning 'Enormous And Spectacular Attacks' On UK

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK

The so-called Islamic State is plotting "enormous and spectacular attacks" against the UK as it broadens its targets, the country's most senior counte...

Dating Apps, Rape and the Lack of Safety in Online Dating

Sofie Sandell | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

Why isn't the online dating industry forced to check who they let in before they allow people to start using dating apps? Having rapists and criminals pretending to be 'the honest guy' in the world of online dating is just awful.

The Honeymoon Is Over for Dating Apps

Gary Newe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

Unlike online dating sites, dating apps appeal to a new generation of online daters because of their simplicity and ability to link with other social networks to generate automatic profiles for their users. But despite the ease of downloading these applications, do we consider the risk of using such applications on our personal data?

Dear David Cameron, Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Appalling Voter Turnouts...

Areeq Chowdhury | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Politics
Areeq Chowdhury

It isn't fair to say that people are "apathetic" or just "don't care" as some commentators may have you believe. These are important elections, important decisions. People do care about the direction of issues such as social care, education, and policing, it's borderline crazy to claim otherwise. So we need solutions, and sustainable ones at that.

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

Paris, Brussels, and David Cameron's Renegotiation Problem

Mark Detre | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Detre

Mr Cameron has so far proved himself above all to be a politician of exceptional good fortune. He must be hoping for more of the same come December.

Radicalization Cannot Be Explained by Racism Alone

Robin Sclafani | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK
Robin Sclafani

Explaining the problem of radicalization as a result of discrimination is a total disrespect to the victims of these attacks and to the millions of people who have been affected by racist and discriminatory policies throughout their lifetime and are good-hearted, non-violent, responsible hard-working contributing members of society.

Mass Surveillance: Britain's Internet Must Remain Free

James Coe | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Tech
James Coe

The answer to our surveillance dilemma lies in targeted surveillance, a warrant process overseen by the judiciary, an annual parliamentary public scrutiny of the security services, legislated protections for the professional privileges of doctors and lawyers and, most of all, a proper and lengthy public debate void of vague and fear inducing inferences to terror plots and criminal gangs.