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EE showcases helium balloon mobile masts


Mobile phone provider EE has demonstrated drones and helium balloons that could provide 4G mobile coverage in the wake of damage to existing infrastructure; the devices are fitted with small mobile sites including an antenna and a base station...

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London Dungeon posts series of ‘offensive’ tweets


The popular tourist attraction, the London Dungeon, has apologised for a Twitter promotional campaign that didn’t exactly work in their favour. ‘Upsetting’ tweets that were posted on the attraction's Twitter feed included one about infecting a partner with an STD (sexually transmitted disease) and a graphic jesting about a murdered sex worker...

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Make sure your kids are browsing online safely with Safer Internet Day 2017


Today, Tuesday 7th February, is “Safer Internet Day”, with the Twitter hashtags #SaferInternetDay & #SID2017. Over than 120 countries globally, as well many organisational supporters, are celebrating Safer Internet Day (SID) for the fourteenth consecutive year. This special day was initiated under the European Commission’s Safer Internet Programme and is continuing under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which co-funds Safer Internet Centres in member states...

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Why supporting local business is key to a thriving community


We live in an expensive world. One where money really does ‘make the world go round’. Because of this, many people and SMEs have gotten used to ‘shopping around’ to get the best deal from groceries to appliances and much, much more. Of course, we’re not saying there is anything wrong with that. Large corporations keep many people in jobs along with their supply chains and partnerships. But many of us are losing touch with businesses that are right on our doorstep, that perhaps may not be too dissimilar in price to what large, out-of-town ‘shopping’ alternatives offer, and that can certainly offer a personable, friendly and local service...

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Huge numbers of fake accounts found on Twitter


Following on from our previous blog, ‘Research suggests Twitter, Facebook and YouTube should deal with Hate Speech faster’, new research from UCL suggests that there is a huge amount of Twitter ‘fake’ accounts that can be used to send junk / spam messages, boost followers and help ramp up any news that may be trending...

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