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Did China's State-Run News Agency Purchase Twitter Followers?

Tom Grundy | Posted 14.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tom Grundy

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua may have purchased followers on Twitter, according the co-founder of TwitterAudit, a tool designed to detect fake users on the popular social media platform.

E-commerce More Than a Refuge to Which Email Clings

Monty Munford | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

On mobile, messaging platforms have taken over from voice and are still outstripping the various social media vehicles, but these are skewed towards consumers talking to each other. B2B marketing is still evolving on these channels, while the one-to-one of email is still comfortable for users.

What We Can Learn From Taylor Swift's Brand Protection Strategy

Russell Haworth | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

In an unusual configuration of topics, some important brand protection questions have arisen due to the purchase of two x-rated domain names by pop star Taylor Swift.

Teens Need to Be Aware of 'Revenge Porn' Risks Too

Claire Lilley | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

'Sexting' is playing an increasingly insidious role in young people's relationships. So there is clearly a need to educate children about the risks of this behaviour to them and other young people whose images they share.

These Are Just Stunning...

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Tech

British photographer John Chapple didn't always plan on photographing stunning landscapes around the world, in fact his career started off on a comple...

Mischievous Monkey Takes Down Drone Flying In Zoo Enclosure

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Tech

A cheeky chimpanzee has been filmed knocking a drone out of the sky as it filmed him and his pals in an enclosure at Burgers' Zoo in the Netherlands. ...

The Police Have Better Things to Do Than Patrol Twitter

Katie Hopkins | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Katie Hopkins

Twitter is not the business of the police, and users should not be reporting people for what they say. We have to accept that opinions are not right or wrong. No one is the guardian of the correct answer. This is not and exam and you are not the invigilator.

How Do We Tackle Outdated Career Stereotypes and Get Parents to Say: 'My Daughter Wants to Be an Engineer When She Grows Up'?

Naomi Climer | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Parents
Naomi Climer

When asked, only seven per cent of parents said that they would encourage their girls to be engineers - despite the fact that girls show an active interest in STEM subjects from an early age. Could it be that parents are limiting their children's future career choices through outdated perceptions of the jobs they think girls and boys are interested in?

Tech Changes Everything

Bertie Stephens | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Tech
Bertie Stephens

Year by year more parts of our lives are becoming impacted and influenced by technology. It has made us more connected than ever but arguably also less social (in the real sense of the word). But love or loathe 'this sort of' technology it is fair to say that most of us couldn't now live without it without taking a serious drop in our standard of living.

Here's What Tinder Would Look Like If It Was Released In The 80s

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Comedy

Remember back in the early days of computers when you had to key in every piece of code yourself and connecting to the internet made *that* noise for ...

To Protect the Most Fundamental Rights of Internet Users, We Must Always Be Skeptical of Any Call for Regulation

Jimmy Wales | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Politics
Jimmy Wales

When considering the issue of regulating the Internet, we must not overlook the possible harmful implications of even seemingly minor regulation. Every governmental intervention carries with it limitation of personal rights, whether its primarily aim is to serve the governments' interests and control or even where it is limited solely to the legitimate purpose of protecting and serving the citizens themselves.

Politics Today, Politechs Tomorrow

Sam Tidswell-Norrish | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sam Tidswell-Norrish

If we inform our lives at our convenience through technology, and our primary news channel is no longer managed by the traditional broadcasting corporations but has shifted to our rapid social news feeds, then how do we engage future generations in the meatier topics of economics and politics?

Uni Says 'Give Up Your Smartphones Or Get Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

The president of a well-renowned Japanese university has told students they should give up their "poisonous" high-tech phones or leave his school. ...

Hey Starbucks! I'll Have a Latte and a Laptop Stand

Raquel Baetz | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Raquel Baetz

Now that we can take our work anywhere - we do. But typically, we don't take our ergonomic accessories with us. It's understandable - who really wants to lug a laptop stand, detachable keyboard and mouse to Starbucks?

Does Great YouTube Power Come With Great Responsibility?

Emma J Brooke | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Tech
Emma J Brooke

While it takes all of two seconds to find out how to do the perfect eyeliner flick, it's not so easy to find a vlogger talking about the UK general election in a way that's relevant and engaging to a mass audience.

Self-Driving Cars Are Going To Make You Throw Up

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

Be careful in your first ride of your brand new luxury self-driving Mercedes or Tesla - you don't want to spew chunks over the leather interior. Sc...

Apple's New Emojis Struggle To Include Everyone Despite Claims Of Diversity

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

The release of Apple's latest software update has brought with it the long-awaited "racially diverse" emojis, but problems popped up almost instantly....

Bridging the Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics sector (STEM) Gender Gap Through Apprenticeships

Ian Williams | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Williams

The idea that science is better suited to males is not only unfair and outdated, but could potentially damage the future of our energy supply. We need the skills of both male and females to be able to make the breakthroughs necessary to deliver affordable energy sustainably, meaning a diverse workforce is key.

All the Right Building Blocks Are in Place for a Northern Powerhouse - Let's Not Blow It

Katie Gallagher | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

The government's objective of creating a Northern powerhouse of jobs, investment and prosperity has been a long time coming and with just over a month until the general election, a change in power could mean major political changes to the tech agenda.

#TIDALforALL?

Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The backlash was clearly not envisaged, and raises the question how did the artists, many of whom have their own brands, or are seen as brands in their own right, manage to get it so wrong?

How a Little Online Dog Meat Mischief on Twitter Went Just a Little Too Far

Gary Gowers | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Gowers

The ease of access to customers has been made even simpler for advertisers with the rise and rise of social media, and Facebook and Twitter provide a one-click route into the palm of a customer's hand.

Would Labour Get Our Broadband Working?

Dave Page | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Dave Page

Britain needs better broadband. It needs universally adequate broadband, in every city, every town and down every country lane. Broadband is the fourth utility. It is not a luxury, it is a necessity. Just as we need water to come out when we turn on the tap, we need broadband to work when we go online.

Why EE Film Club Will Work

Jason Mander | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Back in December, when EE announced that the end of Orange Wednesdays was imminent, the network tried to soften the blow by teasing a new promotion ...

Why 2015 Must Be The Year to Protect the Lungs of the Earth

Tony Juniper | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Tech
Tony Juniper

As countries struggle to reduce emissions from the combustion of fossil fuels, this is a very significant conclusion that should reshape the international climate change agenda. But what to do, it is after all not as if there haven't been serious efforts down the decades to halt forest loss?

Plop Me A Line - Why Toilet Phonecalls Are Not Okay

Sophie Deal | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Sophie Deal

Allow me to share a recent experience. I was sitting minding my own business (literally) in a toilet cubicle at work. The next thing I knew, a phone started buzzing in the cubicle next to me. What happened next violently shook the unspoken rules of toilet etiquette. She answered it.