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When Ads Meet Fascism On YouTube: What The Recent Google-Scandal Tells Us About Big Data Capitalism

Image: By kropekk_pl [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons Companies and the UK government pulled advertisements from YouTube after it had been revealed that some of these organisations’ ads were presented together with videos featuring anti-Semitism, white supremacist ideology, hate speech inciting violence, and right-wing extremism. Organisations that have removed ad investments from YouTube include Audi, BBC, Channel 4, EDF Energy, Havas ...

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Design: The Vital Ingredient For Any Business

Image credit: Steeper The UK’s increasingly diverse range of design skills and specialisms are thriving with new technologies flooding the global market, but with new designs more abundant than ever before, it is important to ascertain how the design team can stay relevant yet enable growth with the creation of new products and devices. As a designer, the necessity to ...

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What's Next For Digital Feminism?

With the recent women’s march being declared a resounding success by feminist activists across the globe, we can draw at least one big conclusions: digital feminist activism, when done well, can be translated into offline, boots-on-the-ground style campaigns. But with the knowledge that we can make a difference in both online and offline settings, we also need to ask that ...

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Facebook Messenger will stop working on certain smartphones this week

Facebook Messenger wont work on some Windows Phones (Picture: Getty Images) Some smartphone users will not have access to Facebook Messenger by the end of the week. If you own a device that runs on Windows 8.1, or a previous version, the app will stop working on Saturday. What is WhatsApp encryption? In order to continue using the service you will need to ...

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When Imitation Is Not The Sincerest Form Of Flattery

The huge cost of cybercrime was once again graphically illustrated this week by a story on the BBC of a hacker who allegedly used phishing techniques and fake websites to steal over $100m from two major U.S. companies. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the Lithuanian man allegedly set up a bogus company, which bore the same name as a ...

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Let's Face It: No One Knows What's Happening With Online Shopping

We’ve heard it all before: the internet is encouraging us to spend more than we have ever done before, and mobile shopping is changing the way we buy. This is all well and good, but do the companies we spend money with online really know what’s going on? On the surface, the numbers readily suggest online shopping is on the ...

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Shedding Some Light On 'Dark Social': Why Content Must Be More Engaging Than Ever Before

By Mick Entwisle, CEO and co-Founder of Genero The term ‘Dark Social’ might seem like a reference to some sinister Darth Vader fanfiction, but in fact it is just the ‘ordinary route’ most people take when they share content online. Put simply, anything shared over a private form of communication – be it email, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp and not ...

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Cyber Defenders Of The Future Must Be Given The Opportunity To Put Theory Into Practice

University students compete at the Inter-ACE competition. Photo courtesy of Inter-ACE One of the biggest challenges facing businesses, political institutions and individuals is cyber security. In Germany this week, the Government has revealed that its websites are being subjected to daily assault ahead of its parliamentary elections, while GCHQ have recently warned that British elections are at threat from cyber-attack. ...

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Seven Security Tips That Will Make Your Digital Life Infinitely Better

Image Courtesy Have you experienced being redirected to a random web page after clicking the site you intend to visit? Does your browser get an unusually high number of popup advertisements? Do you have hundreds of spam emails lurking in your inbox? Chances are, you have poor browsing habits that put your privacy and online safety at risk. It doesn’t ...

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The Intelligent Fleet: Bridging The Communications Gap

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world, connecting everyday objects and rapidly revolutionising each industry. In 2017, companies will start to feel the effect of this more. Gartner predicts that by the end of this year, there will be 8.4 billion connected devices in use worldwide, that’s up 31% from last year alone. These connected devices and ‘things’ ...

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