[MEDIA] Chatting with @PaulHUCB re Tracking Apps and Social Media in #Coronavirus Times

This evening (morning UK time), I had a chat with Paul Hammond on UCB Radio The conversation was triggered by the UK planning to produce a COVID tracking app (see Business Insider, or UnHerd), and whether it's the 'thin end of the wedge' re privacy. There's also an app that was developed by teams working with King's College that I know a number of people have voluntarily used. We then went onto talk about how…

[MEDIA] It’s #SaferInternetDay, I spoke to @PremierRadio, @BBCLeeds and @UCBNewsTeam

Today is Safer Internet Day - so six years ago I was on BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright, and five years ago on The One Show on the BBC, and I've done lots of other press on children and the internet in between. In 2014 Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst was published, and this year I will be working on a second edition, as although much of the…

[MEDIA] Talking about #FactCheckUK with @UCBNewsTeam for #GE2019

Earlier today I had a conversation with the news team for UCB radio, and manage to capture this snippet used this evening (the rest will follow later, as we talked more generally about social media/the election): I'm keeping tabs on some interesting links on Wakelet. Interestingly the parody account for Boris Johnson was right on top of it, demonstrating just how quickly the internet can respond:

[MEDIA] What should happen to our online selves when we die? from @LifeSearch for @UCBNewsTeam

LifeSearch (a life insurance company) have posted the results of a new study that they have done, into how prepared people are in managing their digital assets/social media after death, and found that a large number of users want their data cleared automatically on death, whilst others want to hold onto e.g. e-books/music, and photographs for the benefit of others post death: Currently, when a person passes away, loved ones face substantial paperwork to deactivate…
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