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The latest online marketing news

We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.

The latest News from the Guardian Internet Editorials can be viewed below:

  • Tue, 28 Sep 2021 07:34:30 +0000: New UK broadband rules will make it easier to switch supplier - Internet | The Guardian

    Ofcom hopes One Touch Switch process will encourage people to seek out better deals

    The UK media regulator, Ofcom, has introduced a new service to make it easier for customers to switch broadband supplier to get a better deal.

    Ofcom hopes that the new process, One Touch Switch, will encourage people to seek out better deals after research found that more than two-fifths of people were put off switching broadband suppliers because of the hassle.

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  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:01:32 +0000: Online child abuse survey finds third of viewers attempt contact with children - Internet | The Guardian

    Largest major survey of its kind finds 70% of respondents first saw child sexual abuse material when they were under 18

    The largest major survey of people who watch online child sexual abuse has found that one-third of respondents attempted to directly contact a child as a result of the illegal images they watched online.

    The survey, by Protect Children, a Finnish human rights group, was posted on the “dark web” so users would find it while actively searching for illegal content of children. The analysis was based on more than 5,000 people who responded initially to the survey about why and how they watched children being abused online, although 10,000 responses have been received so far.

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  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 06:00:33 +0000: UK jobseekers are offered six months of free broadband - Internet | The Guardian

    Joint TalkTalk and government scheme to tackle digital exclusion gives no-contract uncapped usage

    People looking for work can now apply for six months of free broadband to help them search for jobs.

    A national programme has been launched by the telecoms company TalkTalk and the Department for Work and Pensions that aims to tackling digital exclusion and remove barriers to employment.

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  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:00:06 +0000: Is Facebook leading us on a journey to the metaverse? - Internet | The Guardian

    Nick Clegg will on Monday set out the tech giant’s vision of a virtual world where you can work, shop and ‘live’. But the move is prompting new fears over privacy

    The concept of the “metaverse” first came from the 1992 sci-fi novel Snow Crash as a place that people flee to escape a dangerous corporation-dominated world. It has since come to refer to a range of virtual experiences that have gained popularity during the pandemic – including video games such as Fortnite, non-fungible tokens or even online meetings and events.

    But in recent weeks the term has gained new traction – and concern over its potential ethical and societal implications – after Mark Zuckerberg said that in five years, Facebook would be a “metaverse company” and declared it the “successor to the mobile internet”.

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  • Fri, 24 Sep 2021 13:10:17 +0000: China declares transactions involving cryptocurrencies illegal - Internet | The Guardian

    Country steps up its campaign to block use of unofficial digital money

    China’s central bank has intensified its clampdown on cryptocurrencies by making all transactions in the virtual assets illegal, triggering a drop in the price of bitcoin on Friday.

    The move signals the latest attempt to rein in cryptocurrency use in China, where regulators fear it might weaken the Communist party’s control over the financial system and promote criminal activity.

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