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Internet Regulation: Mark Zuckerberg’s Four Ideas
The founder of Facebook has published four ideas that he believes could help better regulate the internet. Mark Zuckerberg’s four ideas revolve around harmful content, election integrity, privacy and data portability. He published his thoughts in a Facebook Newsroom blog titled ‘Four Ideas to Regulate the Internet’, published on... Read more
Pirated Game of Thrones Downloads Most Likely to Home Malware
A Kaspersky Lab study has found that hackers are sneakily adding malware to illegal downloads of popular TV shows. Game of Thrones downloads, and indeed those of other top series’, are the most susceptible to this kind of thing. This is according to the new study, published on Monday... Read more
Facebook Ban White Nationalism and Separatism
Leading social media platforms have announced steps to block ‘praise, support and representation’ of white nationalism and separatism. A Facebook ban will be handed to anyone flouting new rules. It will also apply on Instagram, owned by Facebook, and comes into force this week. This development follows Facebook’s revised... Read more
Apple Keynote Event Welcomes New Services
Apple has unveiled four huge new products, and the world of tech has reacted with excitement and intrigue… As expected, the Apple keynote event in California was star-studded and saw some big announcements. Not only will Apple launch a new TV streaming platform, it will also create ‘a new... Read more
Facebook User Passwords Exposed Internally – What You Need to Know
After millions of passwords were left exposed internally, the world’s largest social media giant has spoken out. Facebook user passwords were stored in a readable format within an internal data storage system earlier this year. The BBC reported how the passwords were “accessible by up to 20,000 employees”, citing... Read more
Here’s what we know about Stadia – Google’s new game streaming platform
The online gaming world has been reacting to the much-anticipated reveal of Google’s new streaming service. There was rumour and intrigue, but on Tuesday March 19 Google finally unveiled Stadia – ‘a new way to play’. Essentially, Stadia will allow gamers to play across multiple devices. It’s hoped that... Read more
Myspace data loss: The reaction to former social media giant losing 12 years of content
One of the first online social networks has this month apologised to users, following a huge loss of data. Myspace, founded in 2003, may have seen its popularity wane in recent times. However, seemingly much to the surprise of many, it’s still going and has recently been big news!... Read more
World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee urges us to build a better web
This month marks 30 years since the creation of the web, prompting the man behind it to share his thoughts. The World Wide Web’s founder and inventor, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, has written an open letter to mark the occasion. Translated into four languages, ’30 years on, what’s next #ForTheWeb?’... Read more
Updates causing issues for Windows 10 users now automatically uninstalled
Admit it, you’ve once thought twice before installing an update for fear of an almighty crash, right? Well, if you have, you’ll be delighted to know that Windows 10 now automatically uninstalls any updates which may cause problems! Microsoft revealed on Monday March 11, a day before this month’s... Read more
Latest ‘Tim Apple’ twist as Donald Trump takes to Twitter to explain
It’s the ‘mistake’ everybody has been talking about so far this month. Plus, it seems, the story that keeps on giving… So, during an advisory meeting at the White House, US President Donald Trump appeared to call Apple CEO, Tim Cook, “Tim Apple”. Mr Cook, whose name appeared on... Read more
Why you need to update Google Chrome
Users of one of the world’s most popular browsers are being urged to act, following a recent security alert. An announcement has been made warning people to update Google Chrome on their desktops right away. It comes after Google realised a ‘major security flaw is being exploited by hackers’,... Read more
Expensive Chat launched as a ‘social experiment’
A new internet chat service has been launched, but there’s an interesting twist. Expensive Chat, launched by entrepreneur Marc Köhlbrugge, will charge you a cent for every character you use. On the face of it, you wouldn’t think that it would really catch on. Though, rather surprisingly, scores of... Read more
Tech inspiration at Microsoft Ignite | The Tour London
An annual conference for developers and IT professionals took place in London last week, highlighting an exciting future for the tech industry. Microsoft Ignite The Tour has taken place in several locations all around the world, including the US, Asia and Europe. On the Tuesday and Wednesday of last... Read more
Discussion sparked around social media community standards, following Tommy Robinson Facebook ban
The world’s biggest social media platform has spoken out about community standards. This follows the much-talked-about removal of a profile reportedly linked to “organised hate”. Facebook and Instagram announced on Tuesday February 26 that the accounts of Tommy Robinson would be removed. This has been welcomed by many and... Read more
Why Windows 7 users can’t afford to ignore March update
Windows 7 users are being warned that their support services could run out within months. Windows 7 support expires next year. Users still running on this service face a deadline of January 14 2020, when it will be shut down for good. However, in a recent report from PC... Read more
Firefox for iOS update includes tab and private browsing improvements
If you’re a Firefox user on iOS, we’ve got some good news for you.. Firefox for iOS has shared the advantages of its latest update. Now you will be able to better organise your tabs; a big relief for many! Not only that, you can also feel like nobody... Read more
Microsoft Azure now hosts tools to help police solve crimes
Thanks to a computer software update, UK police can now access some impressive crime-solving tools through Microsoft’s cloud platform. Microsoft Azure now offers an analytics tool which will aid officers to piece together crucial information in a new, efficient way. A data analytics company, Chorus Intelligence, works with all... Read more
AI writer created by OpenAI researchers too powerful for release
An artificially-intelligent writer, built by a team of researchers, could be used for ‘malicious’ purposes, it is understood. OpenAI, is a research institute based in San Francisco and backed by the likes of Elon Musk and Peter Thiel. You may have heard of it. After all, OpenAI has been... Read more