The Internet

Support to Young People Is at Risk

Gareth Milner | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Gareth Milner

Whilst the internet may seem to some like a dark pit of debauchery, the internet can and is used by young people to gain access to support on some extremely personal and sensitive matters. Government proposals to create compulsory control filters on the internet is a step in the wrong direction.

How the World Wide Web Was Almost Lost

Andrew Smith | Posted 31.08.2013 | UK Tech
Andrew Smith

Take the internet. As we surf a medium which has no CEO or proprietor, is chaotic and infuriating and yet gathers the world's knowledge for no better reason than that it can be gathered, we seldom stop to wonder how different things might have been.

Online Parenting

Vicki Shotbolt | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Shotbolt

We've looked at the research about online risks taking the Tanya Byron model created by her in 2008, and mapped that against the parenting response needed to mitigate those risks. Promoting an approach that includes talking to children, setting appropriate boundaries, letting them take managed risks and when it's appropriate using tools and software to back up parents' decisions.

Excessive Screen Use, A 'First World' Problem?

Stephen Carrick-Davies | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Carrick-Davies

This week a friend of mine and I launch a simple initiative called Screen Less Week, a resource for schools to help children and families recalibrate their reliance on screens, if only for one week.

Life Ain't Easy for a Boy Named Kim

Nick Abbot | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

The evil imperialist American dogs cut off North Korea's internet feed this week. Or it could have been someone at Kim Jong-un's place accidentally kicked the plug out of the wall that links them to their dial-up connection.

An Evolution in Internet Use

Dr Rachel O'Connell | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Tech
Dr Rachel O'Connell

What is required is a more holistic and balanced approach to educating families as to how to support young children in their use of the Internet.

Sarah Dean

The Internet At RockNess: Are They As Badass As Odd Future? | Sarah Dean | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

"It's more personal, we don't take ourselves too seriously on stage," says Syd Tha Kid from music duo The Internet, a spin-off of LA hip-hop collectiv...

New Cookie Legislation Mean Sites Ask Before They Monitor You

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Tech

Have you seen weird messages popping up on your favourite websites today? From today, new legislation in the UK means websites must ask you before ...

4G Internet: Will It Revolutionise The Internet?

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Tech

The introduction of 4G internet could result in the safeguarding of thousands of jobs, £5.5 billion investment in the UK and could save workers 37 mi...

Microsoft, The New Social Network Powered By Bing

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Tech

They brought us the first popular free email service in Hotmail. Now Microsoft is playing catch up to Facebook, opening up its social network to...

People Turn To The Web For Revenge

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Tech

More than half of the UK population claim to be contemplating revenge and social networks are the preferred platform for getting even, new research ha...

100 Years Of Innovation: The Internet

Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech

Think about how much time you spend on the internet every day. You make up one third of the world’s population that now browses the web, be it for w...

Ten Things You Might Not Know About Facebook

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Manchester residents are 9% more likely than the average UK web users to visit Facebook in a given month. 500 million hours are spent on Facebook ...

Monmouth, The Wikipedia Town

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia is set to launch a new project aimed at covering every aspect of life in one Welsh town. Monmouth in south Wales wil...

Facebook Shares To Sell At £24 Today

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Tech

Facebook shares are being offered to the public for 38 US dollars (£24) in one of the biggest ever US stock flotations. The social media giant is ...

US Leads The World At Hacking, UK Trails In Seventh Place

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Tech

There's one thing that the US is clearly better at than the UK, and that's computer hacking. Our friends across the pond have smashed us in the ha...

Twitter Prepares To Back Users

BBC | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Tech

Twitter has told the BBC it now wants to have a closer role with government and policymakers in the UK....

The World's Hottest Digital Music Spots Mapped

PaidContent | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Tech

Record labels' new-found enthusiasm for ending their iTunes dependence has created an opportunity for new digital music services....

Internet Explorer Coming To Xbox Kinect

TheVerge | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft is currently testing a modified version of Internet Explorer 9 on its Xbox 360 console, according to The Verge's sources. The Xbox 360 curre...

London 'Not Immune' From Cyber Attacks During Olympic Games

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Tech

This summer's London Olympics "will not be immune" to cyber attacks by those seeking to disrupt the Games, a Cabinet minister warned today. Cabinet...

Facebook Organ Donation: Do You Like Your Friends Enough To Save Them?

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Tech

You might 'like' your friends on Facebook. But do you like them enough to save a life with an organ donation? From today, you can share whether or...

The Pirate Bay United Against High Court Shutdown

PA | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Tech

The people behind the world's largest illegal file-sharing website have said they will "stand united" against a legal bid to block access to their sit...

DNS Changer Virus Spells 'Internet Doomsday'

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Tech

The end is nigh, according to the FBI. "Internet doomsday" will strike us all on 9 July when the domain name service changer virus will disconnect man...

Instagram For Android Hits 10 Million Downloads In 22 Days

The Next Web | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Tech

Downloads of Instagram’s Android application continue to grow at an impressive rate, today hitting 10 million downloads on the Google Play Marketpla...

Google Drive Delivers 5 GB Free Cloud Storage

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK Tech

The rumours said we'd get 100GB free cloud storage. Google Drive has instead launched its new cloud-based storage system with 5GB of free storage with...