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Social media: A central part of modern life with dangers

Social media is a central part of modern life, writes Rufus Caldecott, Operations Analyst at the security and intelligence firm, Blackstone Consultancy but there are dangers, he warns.
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Reduce child online victimisation: What effective prevention programs have in common

Teaching children to foster safe and healthy relationships in social media environments is explored here by Marsali Hancock from the EP3 Foundation.
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How can we protect children in the digital age?

Here, Claire Quinn, VP of Compliance & DPO, CIPP/e at PRIVO, discusses the challenges of how to protect children in the digital age.
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Introducing the Digital Accessibility Centre (DAC)

Mike Taylor from the Digital Accessibility Centre discusses testing apps and websites for accessibility, to ensure compliance with web standards.
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Do we listen to how Turing defined Machine Intelligence?

John Yardley dives into a philosophical question at the heart of our AI obsession: Do we care about how Turing defined "Machine Intelligence", and should we?
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The effect of ‘fake news’ on the medical industry

In the current moment, how severely is the viral misinformation online (from anti-vaccination movements to deadly 'miracle' cures) impacting the medical industry?
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European Commission: Personal cybersecurity via encrypted messaging

Signal is the messaging app that claims the highest level of personal cybersecurity: Why has the European Commission chosen this over other platforms?
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Social media and mental health: The secret mediator

PMAC, mental health training and wellbeing professionals, discuss the link between social media and mental health, highlighting that the blame may lie with humanity rather than technology.
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Vaccine misinformation is more likely on social media

Researchers have found that people who use social media for news are more likely to experience vaccine misinformation.
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Our actions decide what we read online, algorithms are only a part of it

In light of scandals like Cambridge Analytica, Tor Richardson Golinski, Amelia Harshfield and Advait Deshpande dissect the truths of who decides what we read online.
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Are cybercriminals manipulating the UK general election?

Here, David Warburton discusses the potential for manipulating the UK general election in the digital age.
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The rise of cyber-stalking

Ernest Aduwa, Solicitor at specialist criminal defence and civil litigation firm Stokoe Partnership Solicitors, charts the rise of cyber-stalking.
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The unrested epidemic: A fast fashion frenzy

If you want to understand how the seemingly ordinary habit of clothes shopping can also be contributing to the sinister fast fashion frenzy, you're in the right place.
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How illegal is stealing trade secrets in the US and UK?

Here, IP experts discuss what would happen to someone caught stealing trade secrets in the US and the UK.
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Vietnam: Man imprisoned for making facebook post

Internet censorship in Vietnam is a consistent fear exemplified in the case of Nguyen Ngoc Anh, a man imprisoned for creating a facebook post.
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Twitter will definitely ban political advertisements

Twitter announced that it will ban political advertisements beginning 15 November and Facebook remains defiant on the issue despite Cambridge Analytica.
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WhatsApp attacks: Pegasus spyware hacks 1400 users

WhatsApp have launched a legal case against the NSO group, for hacking the encrypted messaging platform with their Pegasus spyware which roughly impacted 1,400 users.
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US law criminalises sex workers for discussing work online

The law criminalises sex workers writing about their lives, discussing health and safety issues and for journalists reporting on sex work.
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Social media sites listen to NHS call for online protection

Facebook and Instagram have announced they are removing posts that promote 'miracle' cures like get-slim-quick products, which are known to have damaging side effects.
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Political hacktivism: Future cyber skills shortage under the spotlight

34% of the UK public is concerned with the rise in political hacktivism aimed at disrupting democratic processes, such as general elections and referendums.

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