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‘Fakebooking’ - one third of a woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’

One third of the content on the average woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’, a new survey has revealed. Millions of women now admit to editing and de-tagging pictures, changing ‘check-ins’ and sharing links that make them look intelligent or funny – even if they haven’t read them – to appear more interesting online.

February retail sales saved by online

Online sales of Non-Food products in the UK grew 14.3% in February versus a year earlier. In February 2013, they had increased by 12.3% over the previous year.

RealPlayer Cloud now available worldwide

RealNetwoks has announced the global roll-out of RealPlayer Cloud, allowing users to easily move, watch and share videos on any device or operating system, anywhere in the world. Consumers can now use RealPlayer Cloud on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8 Modern UI, Windows, Kindle Fire, Roku and Chromecast.

Good news for those keen to control their digital legacy

Up to now, when a person died and their account was memorialized, Facebook restricted its visibility to friends-only, even if that was not how your account was set up. So unless you were already Facebook friends, you couldn’t see the account or any of its content.

Online associate degree programs and other education options beyond business school

So you want to go into business, but you don't have the right education. Maybe you want to become an entrepreneur, but know you need to learn a lot more about business and accounting.

The changing face of our high streets

In the early 1990s, a British computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee, (at least partially) invented what we now refer to as the World Wide Web. In 1991, his team at CERN created the first ever website and put it online.

ID fraud risks for younger consumers

Equifax, the ID fraud expert, is urging younger consumers and parents to look after their personal information to keep fraudsters at bay. The latest advice comes on the advent of Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014. The initiative asks people to help create ‘a better internet together’ and focuses advice and support on carers and teachers, as well as children and young people.

Ukash welcomes Safer Internet Day

Leading online cash payment provider, Ukash, welcomes Safer Internet Day on 11th February 2014. The initiative calls for people to create ‘a better internet together’ and is aimed at carers and teachers, as well as children and young people. Ukash helps consumers make safe and easy purchases online, without the need for a bank account or credit card, making it ideal for young people.

Dramatic increase in people getting online help with consumer issues

Citizens Advice highlights how almost three times as many people got online help with consumer problems in 2013 compared to 2012.

The inner workings of DDoS protection services

Distributed denial of service attacks remain one of the prime concerns in the world of cyber security. These malicious attacks are focused on rendering a server or network resource unavailable to the users through interrupting or suspending the host.

New campaign urges people to be 'Cyber Streetwise'

A new campaign to change the way people protect themselves while shopping or banking online in order to avoid falling victim to cyber criminals is being launched today by the government.

Record online sales light up Christmas

Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew 19.2% in December versus a year earlier. In December 2012, they had increased by 18.4% over the previous year.

The savvy shopper's guide to gift returns

The chaos of Christmas is over, but for many consumers the headache is just beginning. Dealing with the hassle of broken or unwanted gifts, unexpected credit card fees and confusing fine print leaves many lacking holiday cheer.

Internet access and use in 2013

Internet access and use is widespread amongst the EU population. In the EU28, 79% of households had access to the internet in 2013 and 76% had a broadband internet connection, compared with 55% and 42% respectively in 2007.

Protect yourself from online fraud this festive season

A new report by the European Consumer Centre Network (ECC-Net) takes a look at the scams faced by consumers when shopping online.