A pan-European project, with independent funders such as VoxPop, which aims to engage citizens in online discussions about politics by using an algorithm to match them with someone from a different country with different viewpoints. The aim is to foster broader discussion to encourage reflection.
This new collection has been launched by the Library of Congress. Since June 2014 they have regularly been web archiving online only general news sites, mainly from USA. These are now available and searchable in one place. There are currently 54 items. Of these 17 can be viewed openly on the Internet the rest on […]
Recently the UK government revealed research on the most hacked passwords. You can download the top 100,000 from the National Cyber research centre. For information on how common identity and online fraud is see CIFAS research summaries. This also gives basic data on the most frequently targeted groups. How much do people know about cybersecurity? The same […]
This web archive has been curated by the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, member libraries of the Latin America Libraries of the Northeast Group. It has snapshots of ‘264 vulnerable websites’ – these are Brazilian government websites in the areas of human rights, the environment, LGBTQ issues and culture for the period following the election of […]
This week the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Inquiry: “Managing the Impact of Social Media on Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing” called for safeguards; but their surveys also found that two thirds of those answering found social media useful for sourcing health information.
On March 12, 1989, British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web to his boss at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Here is his second draft plan from 1990. The official celebration site has the history They also have some sound tracks they have created to express […]
Find out more in this UK government annual assessment of FTSE 350 companies. The a survey assessed awareness of risk, strategies and measures.
Annual report from the group which monitors online hate, islamophobia, homophobia and the state of the far right in Britain today.
This is based on 4 principles. R – that the Internet is based on human Rights O – that it is Open A – that it should be Accessible to all, and M – that it is nurtured by multi-stakeholder participation. Read the full text and debate on the website.
Today worldwide 327 million fewer women than men have a smartphone and can access the mobile Internet. This report from the OECD considers what can be done. It focuses upon the themes of upskill and innovate to achieve change. Download the full text from the website.