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Weekly digest of the best and latest news affecting your online commercial success
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Facebook 'likes' can reveal your secrets, study finds

Facebook 'likes' can reveal your secrets, study finds | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Your Facebook "likes" might be revealing more than you know about your private life.
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Are you giving away more than you think?
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How Facebook could get you arrested

How Facebook could get you arrested | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Smart technology and the big data available to social networking sites are helping police target crime before it happens. But is this ethical?
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EU fines Microsoft over web browser

EU fines Microsoft over web browser | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
The EU's competition regulator fines Microsoft 561 million euros ($731m; £484m) after it failed to keep a promise that it would promote a choice of rival web browsers.
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unprecedented action.

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Women are now to the left of men. It's a historic shift

Women are now to the left of men. It's a historic shift | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Seumas Milne: Austerity has set female voters against Cameron, but that's only part of a global change shaping the politics of the future
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Causing major concerns for the Conservatives, as they have been major losers.

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Interflora UK apparently banished from Google search (Wired UK)

Interflora UK apparently banished from Google search (Wired UK) | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Interflora's UK website has apparently been removed from Google's search results following questions over its advertorial strategy
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RSA 2013: Microsoft Calls For Global Push On eID Schemes

Microsoft is hopeful about the state of Internet security, and it believes more government input into ID systems would benefit the Internet greatly
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Online identity to be governed by 'driving licences' - will replicating the offline world work for the internet?

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A closer look at the Google Glass experience | | Independent Bytesize Blogs

A closer look at the Google Glass experience | | Independent Bytesize Blogs | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Google has released a video showcasing Google Glass’s initial features, user interface, and the overall experience of using Google Glass in everyday life.
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How would this affect your reality?

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Personal details of millions of Britons at risk of cyber attack

Personal details of millions of Britons at risk of cyber attack | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Confidential information about millions of Britons stored on Indian computer systems could be open to cyber attack from terrorists, fraudsters and hostile nations such as China, the Government will admit today.
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Recognising the risk but a solution will be complex and costly.

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Iceland considers pornography ban - Telegraph

Iceland considers pornography ban - Telegraph | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Iceland could become the first Western democracy to attempt censorship of the internet under radical proposals to block online pornography.
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Is it possible or ethical to ban content in a global online age?

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Pope Benedict's Legacy: The First Twitter, Facebook Pope

Pope Benedict's Legacy: The First Twitter, Facebook Pope | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Pope Benedict XVI's Legacy: The First Twitter, Facebook Pope - The Huffington Post
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BlackBerry 10: shops deny claims by Thorsten Heins that Z10 phones are selling out - Telegraph

BlackBerry 10: shops deny claims by Thorsten Heins that Z10 phones are selling out  - Telegraph | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Shops have denied claims by BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins that some the company’s new Z10 smartphones have sold out.
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Talkimg up another market mistake?

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Facebook users logging off for weeks at a time - Telegraph

Facebook users logging off for weeks at a time - Telegraph | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Almost two thirds of Facebook users have taken a break of several weeks from the social networking site, research has shown.
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Too busy for Facebook? How often do you check in?

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Twitter to fight hacking by boosting login security

Twitter to fight hacking by boosting login security | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Social media firm to introduce 'two-factor authentication' system, making it impossible for hackers to break into accounts. By Charles Arthur
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Will two-factor authentication really stop Twitter hacks?

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Poor IT skills 'hurt young jobless'

Poor IT skills 'hurt young jobless' | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
A lack of computer skills could be damaging the career chances of young people, the Prince's Trust charity warns.
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Essential skills such as online CV submission missing among neets.

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Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy?

Google Glass: is it a threat to our privacy? | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
The tech giant's 'wearable computing' project is now being tested by volunteers, meaning you might already have been surreptitiously filmed and uploaded on to Google's servers. How worried should you be?
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You will never be without distraction again while talking to someone, information overload phase 1?

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How employers can embrace social media and protect their business

How employers can embrace social media and protect their business | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Tips for how employers can embrace social media in the workplace, while effectively safeguarding their business
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Engage your employees in establishing authentic social media policy, for their benefit and yours.

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Iceland's porn ban 'conflicts with the idea of a free society', say critics

Iceland's porn ban 'conflicts with the idea of a free society', say critics | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Anti-censorship campaigners say the Icelandic government's plan to ban pornography is 'an affront to the basic principles of society'
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Is the UK next? Protecting our children from violence or opening the door to more censorship.

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More Mobile Phones Than People in Four of the World's Six Regions

More Mobile Phones Than People in Four of the World's Six Regions | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
The ITU predicts that there will soon be as many mobile-cellular subscriptions as people inhabiting the planet, with the figure set to nudge past the seven billion mark early in 2014.
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A world wide web of communication - but Yahoo! tells its staff to get back in the office

A world wide web of communication - but Yahoo! tells its staff to get back in the office | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
It could rank as one of the supreme ironies of the internet age. Silicon Valley pioneer Yahoo!, which helped bring the digital communication revolution to the toiling masses, has banned its staff from working from home.
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Misunderstood genius or total fail?

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Nobel keeps its kudos but award from Yuri Milner and friends is fairer

Nobel keeps its kudos but award from Yuri Milner and friends is fairer | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences gave away $33m to eleven winners, all in one fell swoop
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Why death is not the end of your social media life

Why death is not the end of your social media life | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Services such as LivesOn and DeadSocial plan to keep your friends and family updated on your Twitter and Facebook pages, even after you have passed away
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Will we start to find this kind of thing normal any time soon?

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Twitter introduces pay-by-tweet service - Telegraph

Twitter introduces pay-by-tweet service - Telegraph | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Twitter users will be able to pay for products with tweets by using a new American Express payment system integrated onto the microblogging site.
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Is it time for social commerce?

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Findus and horsemeat: how social media keeps a story on the boil

Findus and horsemeat: how social media keeps a story on the boil | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: Readers like their stories like their ready meals: simply labelled, ready to reheat, easy to cook up, quick to consume
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'Trial by Google' a risk to jury system, says attorney general

'Trial by Google' a risk to jury system, says attorney general | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
'How can we be sure jurors decide cases on evidence in court – and not on what they see on their phones?' says Dominic Grieve
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Can the increased complexity of internet use compromise the integrity of the Britich jury system?

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One Billion Rising: 'The time has come' - Telegraph

One Billion Rising: 'The time has come' - Telegraph | Digital News and Strategy for UK Businesses | Scoop.it
Author Eve Ensler has called for a billion people across the globe to join together to end violence against women, as she vows: “The time has come; we’re not tolerating it any more”.
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