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UK Internet attitudes study discovers public support for social media regulation

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has published a new joint report and stat-fest on Internet attitudes and usage with the national data protection watchdog, the ICO — a quantitative study to be published annually which they’re calling the Online Nation report. The new structure hints at the direction of travel for online the rules in the …

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Demonized Smartphones Are Merely Our Latest Technological Scapegoat

As if there wasn’t enough angst in the world, what with the Washington soap opera, #MeToo, false nuclear alerts, and a general sense of misgiving , now we also have a growing sense of alarm about how smartphones and its implementation are impacting children. In the past days alone, The Wall Street Journal ran a …

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The lost art of concentration: being confused in a digital world

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the reached the pause button It is difficult to imagine life before our personal and professional worlds were so predominated and “switched on” via smartphones and the other devices …

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