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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.
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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.
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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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Researchers identify young adults who are facing elevated anxiety

The study looks at behaviour traits at the age of 15, that signal if individuals could be at risk of elevated anxiety three years in the future.
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The app going up against centuries of education inequality

Nishat spoke to Tania Rosas who launched O-lab, the app created to fight education inequality for Indigenous students.
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CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos to step down from role

Bezos, who founded the company in 1994, will hand over the CEO role to Andy Jassy - currently CEO of Amazon Web Services.
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Research explains why students keep their cameras turned off

In a survey of 312 students, researchers explored why students were keeping their cameras turned off - despite encouragement from teachers, and a general sense of wanting to see their classmates.
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UK online harms regulation delayed until 2023 by Facebook threat

In 2018 the UK proposed stronger 'online harms' regulation, to address harmful content that children can see on social media - by asking tech giants to do better self-regulation or face Government investigation.
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Infodemic: The other face of epidemics (COVID-19)

Dr Sylvie Briand, Director, Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness Department at the World Health Organization, explains how COVID-19 is accompanied by fighting an infodemic.
IT infrastructure, cloud computing

Why infrastructure should be at the top of your organisation’s IT agenda

CEOs of IT Naturally Julie Bishop and Richard Gardner discuss why IT infrastructure matters, and why their refreshing approach to changing, running, and securing infrastructure is winning customers’ hearts and minds.
supplier privatisation, public data

It’s time to eliminate supplier privatisation of public data

Luke Morton, CTO at Made Tech, discusses why now is the time to deal with supplier privatisation of public data - from big to small tech firms, data should be handled with transparency.

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