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August 1, 2017Published by: Fereshta Amir

Sarahah: the new anonymous messaging app on the block

Looks like there's a new messaging app in town that could shake things up and compete with the likes of WhatsApp and Yik Yak. Sarahah, a relatively unknown app, caught our attention last week, when it soared to the top of rankings of the most-downloaded apps in the UK, USA, Australia and Ireland. So what is Sarahah and what does it do?
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February 15, 2017Published by: Fereshta Amir

Do we need a digital Geneva Convention?

At the annual RSA Conference this week, Microsoft called for the establishment of a digital Geneva Convention. The company's President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith, asked for technology companies to step up and work together to protect the public from nation-state sponsored cyber attacks.

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May 21, 2015Published by: Fereshta Amir

Inaugural TMRW conference explores: who owns social media?

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Yesterday saw the inaugural event TMRW take place at the IP Expo in Manchester. With a focus on the future of digital and technology, the event featured speakers such as Professor Brian Cox and experts in the worlds of robotics, hacking and social media.

Our founder, Drew, spoke on a panel discussing 'who owns social media' alongside Steve Wood from the Information Commissioner's Office, Dom McGregor of The Social Chain and Stu Jackson of UP Communications.

The one point that all the panellists agreed on was that regulators such as the ASA and ICO are doing a good job of protecting the public, whether that be from abuse, bad content or misleading advertising practices. But that also the social networks themselves could and should always do more to speed up the process of cleaning up social media.

If you missed the event, highlights are on Twitter and on TMRW's site.

Photo credit Lizzie Wood 

May 12, 2015Published by: Fereshta Amir

Snapchat Our Stories returns to London

If you're an avid SnapChatter like we all are at Battenhall London, you will have noticed that for a while now, the photo sharing platform has been running 'Our Stories', which sees people from around the world showing what life is like where they live. So far we've seen the likes of NYC Life, LA Life, London Life, Dubai Life, Toronto Life, Singapore Life and more. Today, the Our London Story is running, meaning people in London can add snaps to the live story, with the hope of getting global fame, and users can take part right now.

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