Parents are failing to get a handle on internet slang, new research says, making it more difficult to detect if children are involved in dangerous or illegal online practices. So how much do you know? Read more here.
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An internet troll who sparked a security crackdown when he threatened on Facebook to kill 200 US schoolchildren is jailed for two years and four months. Read the full account here.
You would expect the Prism spying software scanning the world's email for terrorism to be cutting-edge, but experts say it is not much smarter than a search engine. But how does it work? Read the full article on Channel 4 News website
News that the US government's national security agency has been allegedly tapping into the phone records of Verizon customers quickly escalated into reports that it also had backdoor access to the major technology companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook.
The so-called Prism programme tapped into the servers of nine internet firms, according to leaked documents obtained by the Washington Post.
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Digitally Confident is the leading cross phase professional development event in the UK with outstanding speakers with proven success in primary, secondary and special schools. This is an important event for teachers and school leaders to be inspired and gain practical support in using communication technologies to engage all learners and raise learning outcomes.
Keynote speaker: The amazing Tim Rylands
When? 20 November 13
Where? Gosforth Park Marriott Hotel, Newcastle NE England
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Microsoft announced the next generation of its gaming console today, called the Xbox One. Among the new features are biometrics that promise to know you inside and out, which raise some serious privacy concerns. Read more.