Unplugged by Hadi Mahmud


Parents need to protect children from possible social media threats

2 May 2012 - AS THEY say, it's the wild west out there.Parents in the UK were recently called on by the children's minister to take responsibility for their children's online activities, suggesting that kids were getting involved in social media at too young an age. Another MP said explicit pictures sent to boyfriends and girlfriends risked having those pictures shown around playgrounds.Once taken and sent, the sender loses control of these images and they could end up...

How 'open' should the Web be?

25 Apr 2012 - THE Internet freedom debate has been raging on the past week with some observers squarely pointing the blame on technology companies walling off information stored inside proprietary platforms.The real threat to the open Web, according to others, also lies with overzealous regimes like China and Iran, which have vowed to censor and restrict Internet use. Reports of the Iranian government rolling out plans for a sealed national "halal Internet" beginning the middle of...