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European parliament adopts draft of Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act (DSA), a European attempt to place digital regulations on tech giants like Facebook and Google, passed with a strong majority.
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Misogyny towards women’s sports common amongst male fans

Research analysing online message boards finds male football fans are commonly misogynistic, hostile, and sexist towards women’s sports.
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Ogel IT Ltd: A supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s TS3 Framework

Sam Newman, Managing Director discusses how Ogel IT Ltd. has been named a supplier on Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) Technology Services 3 (TS3) Framework.
Verifiable Credentials

Verifying documents & identity in the public services and beyond

David Chadwick, Crossword Cybersecurity, outlines how the W3C Verifiable Credentials standard works and why he believes it will become the de facto credentials mechanism for public sector services in the near future.
Children’s Code

Online safety – the ICO’s Children’s Code

Julian Hayes, Partner at BCL Solicitors LLP, examines the new Children's Code in relation to online harms which came into force on September 2nd.
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Online Safety Bill poses threats to encryption

Robin Wilton, director for Internet Trust at Internet Society, discusses why governments and the private sector pose threats to encrypted communications.
Fibre optic cables

Fibre optic cables fed through water pipes in UK broadband trial

Fibre optic cables will be fed through water pipes in a new UK Government broadband trial to connect more hard-to-reach homes.
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Study says internet-based CBT therapy works like traditional therapy

University of Gothenburg researchers found that internet-based CBT therapy works as well as traditional therapy - according to a study of 17,521 patients.
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More than a quarter of over-50s ‘locked out’ of online services during lockdown

Martin McKay, co-founder and CEO of Texthelp, outlines the results of a recent YouGov report examining the accessibility of online services during lockdown.
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UK’s Chartered Institute for IT calls for social media to verify users’ ID

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has called for social media platforms to verify users' ID in order to end online abuse following the racist comments towards England players after the Euro 2020 final.
the digital divide

Universities bridging the digital divide through social mobility

Sean Lowry, Group Chief Technology Officer at Glide, explores the widening digital divide in the UK and how the end of lockdown will see increased social mobility, especially amongst young people who are applying for universities.
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The public sector ‘opens up’: How public sector IT embraced open source

James Lovegrove, Public Policy Director at Red Hat, explains how public sector IT embraced open source software - going from largely passive users, to active contributors.
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The Digital Services Act is tiptoeing towards regulatory failure

Konstantinos Komaitis, Senior Director, Policy Development at the Internet Society argues that upload filters should not be part of the proposed DSA legislation.
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Going beyond 6G: The role of THz photonics communication

Cyril Renaud, Professor of Photonics, University College London, explores the potential of using THz as a means of communication.
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New research explores digital evolution of US extremist groups

On 6 January, 2021, the world watched as an angry crowd broke into the US capitol building - here, researchers explore the evolution of US extremist groups and how this moment of violence happened.
Online Safety Bill

Online Safety Bill fails to protect society’s most vulnerable from malicious scammers

Charlie Shakeshaft, CEO of Individual Protection Solutions, reacts to the new Online Safety bill, acknowledging the pros and cons, and what more needs to be done by the government to ensure people are adequately protected online.
cybersecurity risk assessment

Creating a cybersecurity risk assessment

Barry O'Donnell, Chief Operating Officer at TSG, discusses the importance of carrying out a thorough risk assessment, to identify the systems which need protecting most urgently.
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Frequent internet use improved mental health during lockdown

A new study from the University of Surrey has found that frequent internet use by older people during lockdown improved the quality of their mental health.
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The real threat of working from home

Here, IT Naturally discuss how the rise of working from home has lead to a rise in cybercrime risk and how we can combat this.
internet addiction, loneliness

The science behind how loneliness can create internet addiction

The highest risk revealed by this research is for adolescent boys aged 16, who face a strong chance of becoming temporarily addicted to the internet.

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