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11 February 2014

11th February 2014] Hundreds of schools, companies, charities and police forces are joining the UK Safer Internet Centre in reaching out to millions of people across the UK today for Safer Internet Day 2014. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to promote the safe, responsible and creative use of technology.

Research launched today by the UK Safer Internet Centre shows that 2 in 5 young people aged 7-19 have created an app, website, game or blog. The study of more than 21,000 schoolchildren shows the incredible opportunities offered by the internet and the importance of ensuring it's a safe place.

Today is the eleventh annual Safer Internet Day with the theme 'Let's create a better internet together'. Coordinated in the UK by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and recognised globally in over a hundred countries, the day provides a platform to celebrate this digital creativity and to encourage the safe, responsible use of technology.


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22 January 2014

The Kickstarter-funded Pocket Drone is a foldable, flying "multicopter" that its creators dubbed "the GoPro of drones." It's equipped with an action camera for capturing aerial photos and video and a rechargeable battery allowing for flights of up to 20 minutes. Plus, the device folds up to the size of a small tablet for portability. Read more.

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21 January 2014

It seems like "password" is no longer the worst password to have. According to its annual 'Worst Passwords' list by data security firm SplashData, the top spot in 2013 belongs to "123456".

In previous years, "password" has always been the most common and worst password to have. This year, it moves to the second spot, with "12345678" taking third place. Read more