What is Social Media? The Rise of the Connected World

What is Social Media? The Rise of the Connected World

  • 5th October 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Social Media

By now, most of us know about social media, even if we don’t use it. But what is it exactly? We’ll look at the origins of life before Facebook and the meteoric rise to what social media has become today and why it is gaining more popularity. Defining what social media is can be challenging and as there are varied opinions about how it should be classed, particularly as it has grown into what we know today. Humble beginnings Social media networking quite possibly has roots in 1837 with the...


A Graphic Suicide Video Is Being Shared on TikTok

A Graphic Suicide Video Is Being Shared on TikTok

  • 10th September 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Child Safety

Social media platform TikTok has hit the headlines yet again due to the circulation of a graphic video on its platform. After appearing on Facebook’s live-stream initially, the clip was quickly circulated on other social media platforms, including TikTok. Just days before World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on Thursday 10th September, the disturbing clip shows a man committing suicide live on camera from his home. TikTok has since come under fire for not doing enough to remove the video, nor...


Tinder photos hacked

Tinder photos hacked

  • 13th August 2020
  • Emma Laffey
  • Cyber Crime

It is being widely reported that the leading dating app Tinder has been hacked and that over 70,000 photos have been shared on a cybercrime website – Tinder has not confirmed this. The photos have been shared to a site known for dealing in malicious software. Whilst no one can say for sure what will happen with these photos from Tinder, it is a huge concern that the 16,000 users were all female, with some of the photos being of an expliciet content. There are several theories surrounding what...


RING- home security camera hacking

RING- home security camera hacking

  • 13th August 2020
  • Evgeniy Anisimov
  • Cyber Crime

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. A saying as old as time and as true now as ever. There are many stories circulating recently about security systems being hacked and Amazon’s Ring security system has topped that list for more than one reason, with charges being filed against them in the US. Ring is Amazon’s flagship system for home security that can be controlled using the internet and via your smartphone . It comprises of cameras, smart locks, and smart doorbells. It has been alleged that...