Month: July 2013

How to stop the online snoops

webmaster /July 28, 2013

Tired of being hounded by online retailers, indexed by search engines and possibly monitored by Big Brother governments? Jamie Carter looks at ways to thwart the online snoops. It’s been more than a month since the Post exclusively interviewed surveillance whistle-blower Edward Snowden, but the fallout from his revelations about the US PRISM cyber-snooping program Continue Reading →

Parents warned over children’s online safety

Ramon Thomas /July 25, 2013

Professor says sexting is a problem in most schools, and calls for more communication between parents and children Parents are over-confident about keeping their children safe online but many are avoiding difficult conversations about sexting and cyberbullying, according to research. Andy Phippen, professor of social responsibility at Plymouth University, said sexting – where schoolchildren are Continue Reading →

Online pornography: David Cameron’s war

webmaster /July 24, 2013

Eradicating child abuse images is tough; protecting children from seeing pornography is even more complex The Daily Mail’s preening claim to have “won” the battle against internet pornography had an appropriate sidebar beside it online, showing multiple celebrities wearing teeny bikinis and flaunting their curves. Such is the contradiction of David Cameron‘s “war” on porn Continue Reading →

Online Privacy Fears Are Real

webmaster /July 15, 2013

A 20-year-old woman stalked through the Internet and killed. Thousands of e-commerce customers watching as their credit card numbers are sold online for $1 apiece. Internet chat rooms where identities are bought, sold and traded like options on the Chicago Board of Trade. These are the horror stories dredged up by privacy advocates who say Continue Reading →

Techno-tussle at Nelson Mandela hospital

webmaster /July 1, 2013

Hundreds of supporters have continued to gather outside the Pretoria hospital where Nelson Mandela is being treated. See all the latest pictures. Pretoria – A dozen police officers apprehended a man who flew a radio-controlled mini helicopter over the Pretoria hospital, where former president Nelson Mandela was being treated on Friday. The multi-copter had a Continue Reading →