By Yasmine Bachir
If there’s one industry which has thrived in the internet age, it’s porn. Thanks to the fact that practically everyone now has a broadband connection and a smartphone, the sheer accessibility of porn from almost anywhere in the world has made it an almost unavoidable occurrence when online.
Although it’s not to everyone’s taste, porn is...
By Paige Hastings
Despite 13 being the minimum age requirement to sign up for an account on the most common social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube (18 without parental permission), most kids simply bypass it by altering their date of birth; and hey presto, they can sign in.
So if you have an eight or nine year old on your hands,...
By Joseph Hill writing for thesafeshop.co.uk
According to recent research by alarm and doorbell company Friedland, four out of five burglars are now using social media to track their victims and select possible targets. With one in four people using social media worldwide, it can be daunting to think that strangers may be watching your profiles. But by looking at how they use it you can...
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.
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