Spooks, ghouls and creepy things are set to
ascend into the world of the living as Halloween is celebrated the world
over. Never mind that the original
meaning of the celebration was intended to honour the Christian faithful who had
left this world of dense matter, it’s much more fun to dress up and pretend to
be an incarnation of evil, while bagging some sticky, sickly sweets at the same time.
That’s right, the number one social networking site has been
studied by scientists and they have found that it is strongly linked with a
decline in well-being. Apparently, the more time those participating in the
study spent on Facebook, the worse they felt. It’s no substitute for human
connection, in fact, those that talk to their friends on the phone or meet up
with them in person have much greater levels of happiness.
Dropbox is an extremely popular online file sharing service with something like 175 million users. And it’s now being targeted by cyber criminals who are using well-known malware to try and steal financial details.
‘Ello chaps! Today is Plush Animal Lover’s Day, and as a
rather plush, albeit real animal myself, I encourage you all to celebrate and
rejoice! It’s simple really, today is the day to love your stuffed animals a
little more than normal. Perhaps they’re not as plush as they once were, it
shouldn’t matter, they still deserve to be celebrated.
There must be something in the stars. Just
recently, the FBI nabbed Ross Ulbricht the founder of the dark web ‘drugs ‘n’ guns’ Silk
Road web site when he was hunched over a computer in a San Francisco
A lot of flak has been flying in Facebook’s direction the past few
days – and parents and those who take care of children will rightly have serious
concerns. Protecting children from Facebook will become mandatory.
Thisis the Internet era, no doubt about it: general public meets infinite variety of information via countless virtual channels. World Wide Web pages, e-mail, online shopping, and virtual chat rooms bring Internet users together (and help set them apart) in technology-mediated interactions and communication.
The port of Antwerp is one of Europe’s
largest docks and also one of the biggest in the world. It stretches miles,
from the inland flats of Belgium to the cold waters of the North Sea and last
year alone over 14,500 ships docked there, unloading 184 million tons of cargo.
With about 4 million containers shipped through the port every year and potential
threats from organised crime and terrorism security is pretty tight.
The presence of social media in our lives has offered us all
the opportunity to create a persona and share it with the world. The Facebook
profile means we can curate our identity, the privacy settings allow us to
control who we share that identity with, and the status updates and photo
albums mean we can keep that identity alive, with constant updates.