Category Archives: Advertising

Towards a new internet strategy for the UK

On 27th February Karen Bradley MP, Secretary of State at DCMS announced the Government’s intention to  develop a new internet strategy. As a member of the Executive Board of UKCCIS I was asked for my views.  I reproduce them below. I … Continue reading

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Careless meets sneaky

A while ago there was an uproar when it emerged that online businesses were, in effect, paying children to exploit their friendship networks to promote certain products, without disclosing they had a commercial relationship with the company that owned the thing … Continue reading

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Neuroscience providing new insights

Advances in imaging technology are having all kinds of beneficial effects in medicine. Apart from reducing the need for invasive exploratory surgical procedures in all parts of our bodies it is also helping neuroscience to develop apace. We can now … Continue reading

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Bits of the industry have a lot to answer for

The Digital Citizens Alliance has carried out some mega research into the financial basis of piracy web sites. Specifically they looked at how advertising is helping to keep them afloat. It is the second such publication. The first one I … Continue reading

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Another nail in the coffin of piracy sites

In the early days of the internet, and still today to some degree, in ill-informed parts of the media the organizations  or individuals who run or ran piracy web sites somehow managed to project themselves as being modern day Robin … Continue reading

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A Digital Manifesto for Britain’s children

Today CHIS published its “Digital Manifesto”.  The manifesto sets out the UK children’s organizations’  proposals for the consideration of the main political parties contesting seats in May in  the General Election for the Westminster Parliament. The parties’ responses will be … Continue reading

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A safe, secure and sustainable internet and the role of stakeholders

This week the European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online (eNACSO) organized a lively seminar at the 9th Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul. Larry Magid, CBS Technology Correspondent acted as moderator with contributions from a glittering list of speakers, and … Continue reading

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