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More Internet Opinion

  • Opinion: Facebook needs to face up to privacy issues

    Facebook, Schmacebook. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has both feet in the air and his head firmly stuck inside yet another dung hill, after Facebook's recent changes to its 'information-sharing' policies.

  • Opinion: The web doesn't need the .xxx porn domain

    At what point would content become 'adult' enough for the proposed .xxx domain for pornographic websites? Let the Great Smut Debate begin.

  • Opinion: Microsoft and IE are losing to Google Chrome

    The latest web-browser figures are out. Google Chrome continues to gain market share, and Microsoft's Internet Explorer is still falling. In fact, IE has dropped below 60 percent market share for the first time, fuelled by a perception that IE is less secure.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite website for nights out?

    We're looking for websites that help you enjoy a night out. Which sites are best for finding brilliant restaurants and pubs, nightclubs and bars, and for recommending evening entertainment of all kinds?

  • Opinion: Steve Jobs' comments won't silence the Flash mob

    Before Apple boss Steve Jobs sat down to write an angry letter about why Adobe Flash stinks, he should have realised that this war of words cannot be won.

  • Opinion: New threat: Undetectable Facebook scams

    I recently received two Facebook email notifications that set my security spider-sense tingling. Nothing was obviously wrong with the messages, which said that my friend had tagged a photo of me and commented on it. But something about a reference to an app named 'Who stalks into your profile' just didn't feel right.

  • Opinion: Facebook's 'Like' button may soon be everywhere

    Facebook is rolling out updates to its service, and they revolve largely around what's known as the 'Like' button. The biggest tweaks of all, however, may still be ahead - and may reach far further than Facebook.

  • Opinion: Facing up to responsibility

    As many a politician discovered in the run-up to the general election, a reputation can be easily destroyed by clumsy use of online self-promotion tools. It's become quite a game watching the fallout after another memorable clanger has been dropped, wondering which wannabe MP would mess up most spectacularly.

  • Opinion: Why the iPad is the most addictive gadget yet

    My son was watching TV on my Apple iPad the other day. He was sitting in front of our big-screen HDTV, which was turned off. His big-screen laptop was nearby - also turned off. It occurred to me: is the iPad addictive?

  • Opinion: Amazon and Twitter roll out URL shorteners

    Amazon and Twitter are the latest companies to offer their own URL-shortening services, joining a crowded playing field of entrants - and potentially sounding a death knell for smaller URL link players such as Is.gd and TinyURL.

  • Opinion: Why would the 'social generation' pick Microsoft Kin?

    Something about Microsoft's Kin phone just doesn't add up. The Kin, unveiled by Microsoft on Monday, is billed as a mobile phone for the 'social generation' and is meant to appeal to the younger, always-connected crowd, and yet the Kin's social network support is decidedly unrobust.

  • Opinion: Twitter adverts: how will users react?

    Now that Twitter has started displaying adverts - pardon me, Promoted Tweets - in users' search results, the big question is how millions of loyal Twitter fans will respond. Reaction on the micro-blogging site has been muted thus far, and it's apparent that most users haven't seen the new ads yet.

  • Opinion: Policing the web

    The Digital Economy Bill has been passed - or at least the third reading of it had by the time we went to press with our June issue.

  • Opinion: Emergency IE patch fixes zero-day flaw

    A growing number of attacks against an Internet Explorer security flaw prompted Microsoft to publish an early fix that wasn't scheduled to come out until April.

  • Opinion: Google in China: the plot thickens

    It's been just five days since I last wrote about the Google-China soap opera, but so much has happened that it feels like weeks. Here are some of the developments.

  • Opinion: What's your favourite green website?

    We're looking for your recommendations of 'green' websites: sites that offer advice on protecting the environment, living in an eco-friendly way and generally looking after the planet. Tell us why you love it, and how it helps you to help the environment.

  • Opinion: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0: FAQs

    Microsoft has announced that you can test-drive a 'Platform Preview' of its Internet Explorer 9.0 browser. But how does the next-generation browser differ from IE8 and competitors such as Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Apple Safari?

  • Opinion: The trouble with Twitter's @anywhere service

    Twitter CEO Evan Williams has announced that the company plans to introduce a new platform called @anywhere.

  • Opinion: Privacy isn't dead - it's just evolving

    It's a brave new world. Unfortunately - to mix the literary allusion - that brave new world is one in which Big Brother is watching. As social media and other technology makes more information more accessible, the very concept of privacy is under fire.

  • Opinion: Election 2010: it was the web wot won it

    This year's General Election will be the first in which the web and social media play a big part: but can blogs and tweets materially affect the make up of the next Parliament?



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