The Great Debate UK

Is the Internet a dangerous playground?

August 14, 2009

caroline-cockerill- Caroline Cockerill is the Internet Safety Advocate at Symantec, UK. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Google juice dampens news headlines

August 13, 2009

Mic Wright

- Mic Wright is Online News Editor at Stuff. The views expressed are his own -

Google juice – it sure isn’t tasty but it is vital for anyone writing news online. The slightly irksome term refers to the mysterious combination of keywords and linking that will drag a webpage to the top of Google’s search pages.

from The Great Debate:

China’s Web filtering starts in the West

By Eric Auchard
July 1, 2009

Eric Auchard-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

The Chinese government has backed away from mandating filtering software on all personal computers in China, in a move that averts a dangerous escalation in its censorship powers.

from The Great Debate:

Computer industry hopes lie in the clouds

March 26, 2009

ericauchard1-- Eric Auchard is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

No one can easily define it.

But the next phase of the computer revolution is busy being born out of the ashes of the current economic crisis. The new approach delivers computing power as a service over the Web, like an electric utility, instead of making customers buy computers they manage themselves.

from The Great Debate:

Advancing global Internet freedom

March 3, 2009

Leslie Harris -- Leslie Harris is the president and CEO of the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington, DC. The views expressed are her own. --

from UK News:

Is everything “just too damn complicated?”

January 14, 2009

The trouble with banking, a private equity chief told a hearing of MPs this week, is that it has just become "too damn complicated" and needs to get back to basics.Many readers might agree with those refreshingly candid words -- and they might think too that it's not just banking that has become tangled up in glue."It used to be so easy -- now it takes for ever," we sigh in unison.Maybe the Internet is partly to blame. It was supposed to simplify things but, for many, it has made whole areas of life vastly more frustrating. "Simply click" may be meant as a breezy invitation to a stress-free transaction -- but in reality it is often the gateway to Hell.Need help? -- simply phone our 24/7 advisers in Asia. (But let's not go there...)Could the apparent growth of office bureaucracy also be playing its part? Commentators have frequently bewailed the growing tide of fussy, box-ticking procedure and the swelling ranks of email-happy bureaucrats with grand-sounding titles. Got any of those?Do you find any particular areas of home or office life more complicated than they used to be?If so, simply click on that "post comment" link down there. Easy eh?