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'Terrifying' Case Emerges Of A Boy 'Too Young' To Be Revenge Porn Victim, So Instead Criminalised For Snapchat Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A case where a schoolboy was "humiliated" and deemed a criminal after a naked selfie he sent to a girl was circulated around his school has been dubbe...

Exam Season: Bad News Can Be a Blessing in Disguise

Poppy Jamie | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Poppy Jamie

What seemed like the most terrible scenario in the world ended up being the biggest godsend as I was forced to look at alternative options. Within a month I'd had a lucky meeting with someone and managed to secure some work experience. It was this year after school when I realised how IMPORTANT work experience was.

Snapchat's Mecca Live Stream Of Ramadan Prayers Was Awesome

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech

Social media app Snapchat has broadcast a compilation of images and videos from worshippers in Mecca in a ground-breaking 'story' that's got millions ...

Is the UK Government About to Ban WhatsApp?

Dr Andres Guadamuz | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Dr Andres Guadamuz

I have been baffled by the headlines assuring us that the end of Whatsapp is near. The problem is that as of today, there is no actual proposal from the government that says that encrypted tools and apps will be outlawed, banned, restricted, regulated, or subjected to licensing.

Is Snapchat a Threat to National Security?

Andrew Murray | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Tech
Andrew Murray

There is a risk that a terrorist cell may use WhatsApp to organise a terrorist attack, but equally there is a risk they will use a family car to carry a car bomb or public transport to get to their target. Are we also going to ban public transport and family cars unless the security services have the ability to monitor everyone who makes use of them?

Why Snapchat, 3V and Truffle Pig Are a Perfect Fit

Jason Mander | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

As social behaviors continue to evolve, there's little doubt that Snapchat has been one of the main beneficiaries among younger groups and that it's capturing a lot of the conversations and activities that used to take place on "traditional" social networks. Snapchat can also lay claim to being the fastest-growing social app over the last year, having almost doubled its user base.

Are You Among the 70% of Brits That Have Messaged the Wrong Person?

Dharmendra Patel | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dharmendra Patel

With the rise in smartphone usage, most of us are rarely out of touch with technology. We are continually messaging people, sending emails, checking social media sites and making calls, not forgetting our other tasks to attend to.

The Rise of Mobile and Social News - And What It Means for Journalism

Emily Bell | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK
Emily Bell

Social platforms which felt they could maintain their status as 'just a platform' and avoid the implications of bearing publishing responsibility are also realising that this is untenable. What follows will reshape journalism more profoundly than we once could have imagined. This might be good news for consumers, but in terms of civic and democratic health, the jury is still out.

Apple Will Save Your iPhone From That Terrible Text Bug

PA | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech

Apple has issued a temporary fix for the bug that saw a set of characters crash their Messages app, as it emerges they can also affect other iPhone fu...

What Is *Really* Means If You 'Like' A Facebook Post: An Honest Guide To Social Media Buttons

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Comedy

Still not sure how to navigate certain social media sites? From Facebook 'likes' to Tinder 'swipes', allow us to explain... (Created for HuffPo...

A Guy Made His Entire CV On Snapchat - To Apply For A Job At Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education

A resourceful job-hunter has applied for a position at Snapchat with a video CV filmed entirely on the app. Elski Felson, who goes by the nickname ...

Real vs. Fake Women

Alice Hughes | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Hughes

What I cannot accept is the fact that a poster and TV advert renders my female identity void with the phrase 'I jiggle therefore I am' - all because I am skinny.

Whatsapp and Snapchat: Social Media for Terrorists?

Samantha Hopps | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Samantha Hopps

Encryption isn't just used for social communication channels, it's also used to send most forms of confidential details over the internet, from online banking login details to credit card information for online shopping.

Ed Miliband Promises Not To Ban Snapchat

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has promised he will not ban Snapchat if he becomes prime minister in May. In the wake of the Paris attacks, David Cameron said he want...

Cameron's Proposed 'Snapchat' Ban Would Sign Us Up To This Dubious Club

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Tech

The ultra-authoritarian government in Beijing has announced a sweeping crackdown on private social media messaging in a haunting echo of our own Prime...

David Cameron Wants To Ban... Snapchat?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

David Cameron has today revealed his intention to ban communication services like Snapchat, WhatsApp and iMessage if they continue to be encrypted fro...

The Rise of Anonymous and the Darker Side of Social

Richard Jones | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Jones

Today, social channels have cemented themselves as pivotal elements in our communications ecosystems, helping us to manage our busy lives and stay connected at all times, but our attitudes to sharing are beginning to change.

Top 10 #Hotels for Social Media Influencers

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Tech
Trivago.co.uk

Social media is an undeniable part of travel. From reading blog reviews of where to stay, to getting that all important Snapchat at the beach, many of us will continue to check in to our social networks throughout our holiday - and hotels are taking note.

Is the 'Venmo Line' Just Financial Voyeurism?

David J. Horton | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech
David J. Horton

I recently read a Snarketing post and Article highlighted by Ron Shevlin on the 'Venmo Line' and how there is a huge disconnect between the way millennial's think, and the way in which the rest of us more mature, experienced people think when it come to data privacy.

Why Yahoo's Investment in Snapchat Is a Smart Move for Both Parties

Jason Mander | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Having famously spurned offers from Facebook and Google, rumor has it that Snapchat is finally about to succumb to one of its many suitors - with Yahoo expected to make a cash injection which values the company at $10 billion.

Fears For Teen Users Of SnapChat As Nude Images Leaked Online

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK

Explicit images taken with the photo sharing app SnapChat have reportedly been intercepted via a third party app and leaked online. Users of the ap...

'Snapchat Sluts' Google Search Leads To Huge Lawsuit

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

Snapchat is about to get sued by the two people that helped give the app a 'human face'. According to TMZ, Sisters Sarah and Elizabeth Turner are ...

Facebook Testing 'Self Destruct'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Tech

Facebook could be looking to launch a 'self destruct' feature allowing you to write a post and then set an expiration time which would then permanentl...

Body Is a Four Letter Word: Why Naked Doesn't Always Mean Sex

Rachel Thompson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.

Chat: A Serious Business

Matthew Hussey | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

While Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber and the like are locked in an arms race to help users send photos and videos with increasing speed (and discretion), one London based startup is looking to capture a more niche part of the chat market: sending money.