2017’s most popular tweets revealed

Posted on December 11, 2017

As the end of the year quickly approaches, some take the time to reflect on the events of the past 12 months. The Independent is no different, and the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Four of the biggest problems with CAPTCHA

Posted on December 8, 2017

We saw recently that Facebook is to start using selfies as a verification method, presenting an alternative to CAPTCHA, but why the change? What’s the problem with CAPTCHA codes?

You’re probably familiar with the concept of CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart), even if you don’t know what the (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook launches kids’ version of Messenger

Posted on December 7, 2017

Social media giant Facebook is set to launch a new Messenger app version, with the targeted audience being kids under the age of 13. Furthermore, this app will have stringent parental controls and will feature functions such as (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Five great songs that sum up our relationship with the internet

Posted on December 6, 2017

They say if you have something to say, say it in song, so given that we all have plenty to say online, why don’t we carry this over into musical form?

Unsurprisingly, many musicians have. The website has a comprehensive list of songs about computers or technology, spanning artists as diverse as Kate Bush, (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Teenagers not fooled by fake news, survey finds

Posted on December 5, 2017

Use of the term ‘fake news’ has soared in recent years, especially since a certain social media-loving businessman got into the White House, but a new study suggests that tomorrow’s adults are already savvy to it.

Figures released by Ofcom show that around three quarters of web users aged 12 to 15 are familiar with what (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Facebook wants users to upload selfies for identification

Posted on December 4, 2017

Social media giant Facebook is set to begin asking its users to upload a selfie of themselves in order to verify that they are a real person and not a robot.

The Californian company is (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Who wins the World Cup of internet usage?

Posted on December 1, 2017

At 3:00pm today, the 32 countries competing at next year’s World Cup in Russia will find out who and where they will be playing, in what is sure to be the sort of elaborate and overcomplicated event that only FIFA can manage.

For many followers of football, the World Cup begins with this event six months beforehand, as fans start swotting up on (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Instagram preparing to give users a feature they crave

Posted on November 30, 2017

Popular photo-sharing platform Instagram is currently in the process of testing out several new features it could potentially add to the app, and this includes one of the most asked for features from users.

Instagrammers have been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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