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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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A better digital future: Meeting the ethical challenges of connected technologies

Irina Shklovski, Associate Professor at the IT University of Copenhagen, explains the ethical challenges of connected technologies in today’s world and how the VIRT-EU project helps to move us towards a better digital future.
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UK law to stop social media circulation of “revenge porn”

The Department of Justice is beginning a 3-year review of laws, to ensure that "revenge porn" victims are protected and technologies such as Twitter are fully considered.
body image

44% of Brits not confident in their own body image

Almost half of the UK (44%) say they are not confident in their own body image, with many saying this impacts their love life, social life, mental health and even career progression, according to new research from Better.
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Supreme Court refuses to lift restrictions on Jammu and Kashmir

The Supreme Court of India refused to pass an order lifting severe restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir, and also further extended the communications blackout in the region.
social media cyberbullying, sleep deprivation

Social media: Cyberbullying, sleep deprivation and lack of exercise

UCL led new research uncovering the status of teenage mental health in relation to social media, cyberbullying, sleep deprivation, and lack of exercise.
Porn risk to children: Exploited By Commercial Algorithms

What porn research for the boy scouts taught me

The Real Risk to Children: Exploited By Commercial Algorithms. How browsing habits can link to pornography and other harmful content for children.
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NHS: “Likes and comments to blame for mental health pressures”

In new research, an NHS psychologist describes the instant gratification and mental health pressures of social media on young people.
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Facebook cryptocurrency: Libra needs to focus on data protection

Facebook’s cryptocurrency, Libra, faces renewed questions from regulatory authorities on how it will protect user data and prevent money-laundering.
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What it’s really like to work at LinkedIn’s top 10 businesses

In this article, we explore the reality behind working at some of the top 10 businesses most sought after on LinkedIn.
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Digital Media privacy would be key to reward-based ecosystem that users deserve

Here, Christel Quek, Co-founder of BOLT, discusses the progressive potential of blockchain globally via appropriate use of digital media privacy that would open up a reward-based ecosystem.

Financial risk forecasting in the era of big data

Francesco Audrino, Professor of Statistics at University of St. Gallen explains financial risk forecasting in the era of big data and underlines the role of investors’ sentiment and attention.

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