Every time we browse the web we leave behind a digital trail of choices, likes and locations. Tracking this footprint is regarded by many as a pervasive, lucrative and controversial business. The infographic below analyses how websites track us and offers practical advice to follow.
It is reproduced with the kind permission of studyweb.com
By Paige Hastings
Originating with Chatroulette (a website that randomly pairs its users to have a webcam-based chat), there is now a growing trend towards apps that bring strangers together.
Wakie is one of these apps. It offers people the opportunity to get rid of their traditional alarm clocks as instead you are woken up by another randomly selected user by...
By Zoe E Breen, Producer, Media Literacy, BBC Learning
For BBC Learning, Safer Internet Day isn't over in 24 hours, and this year we scheduled a whole week of activity across television, radio and online under the banner of ‘Be Smart’.
As well as our own feature-packed website we received great coverage from The One Show, Breakfast, 5Live and Woman’s Hour - Be Smart was a truly great BBC...
By Kelvin Goodson
…and we’re not talking about your virtue. With Valentine’s Day having recently come around again the desire for romance may be running high, but if you’re searching for amour online, you need to take precautions.
A survey by mobile, TV and internet specialists broadbandchoices.co.uk found that one in 10 people who ‘meet’ someone through online...
Doxing (from dox, abbreviation of documents), or doxxing, is the Internet-based practice of researching and broadcasting personally identifiable information about an individual. The methods employed in pursuit of this information include searching publicly available databases and social media websites (like Facebook), hacking, and social...
By NatWest Bank
Fraud is one of those things that you probably tell yourself won’t happen to you, however, as it cost the British public more than £600 million in 2013, it’s a serious issue that we should all be aware of. When you think of the term ‘fraud’, your mind may conjure up images of cunning criminals making counterfeit cheques and forging signatures...
By Experian CreditExpert
This comprehensive infographic from our friends at Experian www.creditexpert.co.uk, looks at the threat of data breaches and looks at why there has been a 300% increase in the amount of personally identifiable information illegally traded online since 2012. You'll also find Experian's advice on how to avoid problems with your data and identity.
By Paige Hastings
Earlier this year, a friend of mine introduced me to Secret, an anonymous social media app. I had heard about a few of these and as it was free to download I thought I would give it a try.
These platforms, including Whisper and SecretNumber, provide people with a platform to post what they really think, without being restricted by their...
By Nathan Brown
A savvy shoppers’ guide
The respective countdowns to the big Black Friday and Cyber Monday pre-Christmas shopping sprees are well and truly on for millions of saving-conscious people here in the UK and all over the world. Scouring the internet for amazing online deals is something that’s likely to become an even more important part of their...
By Gerry Bucke, General Manager, Adrian Flux - car insurance specialist
Google’s driverless car is pretty smart but your own car is about to get a whole lot smarter too.
It’s also going to get a whole lot safer and become incredibly well-informed about the kind of driver you are. How is this going to happen? Because of a revolutionary little black box. If installed in your car, as many insurers hope it will be, it...
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