Opinion: It’s Time Social-Media Platforms Took Automated Scams More Seriously

I wasn’t directly affected by the MH-17 disaster, but it came closer to touching me than most of the rest of the parade of grim headlines and casual atrocities which have made up one of the most depressing news cycles in recent memory. That’s not to suggest that the appalling and never-ending tragedy of Israel […]

So How Was It for You? Reliving RANTCon via Twitter

It was “emotional, controversial, and highly entertaining,” declared RANT Events founder Simon Hember at the close of yesterday’s second annual RANT Conference. And while he would say good things about his own event, the genuine delight that infused his valedictory address was very clearly genuine. Translating the chat-over-a-pint atmosphere of the long-running RANT Forum format […]

Moneysupermaket, GCHQ, and Our Perplexing Attitude to Privacy

GCHQ’s homepage, today. The reason for mentioning the UK’s signals-intelligence agency may not be immediately clear, but bear with me… The announcement last week of annual financial results for a price-comparison website might not appear to have anything to do with signals-intelligence or national security. But a plan unveiled to accompany Moneysupermarket.com’s 2013 results – […]

Privacy is always better through sepia-tinted glasses

Instagram has done one thing well. And no it’s not turn HD 8MP snaps of man plus dog’s meals in to Polaroid-esque travesties of blurriness, reminiscent of ‘70s snappers. What the photo filter app-maker (or photo-sharing and social-networking service if you sign up to marketing hyperbole) has done though is highlight that there isn’t a […]

Something phishy is going on in Facebook

What would a world be like without Facebook? The mere question sends an icy shudder down our collective spines. It has become so embedded not only in our personal lives, but has rooted itself into the identity of different facets of society. From political parties to charities to big corporate giants, Facebook has become integral […]

Get Tweeting for Recruitment

It seems like there was never a time when Twitter wasn’t around, such is its ubiquity in contemporary society. From the general public posting ramblings to celebrities waxing lyrical about their lifestyles to the government keeping the public updated about its various endeavours (many of which no doubt centre on the economy!), this social media […]