Natalie Dunning

Natalie Dunning is a freelance writer and Media Psychology researcher based in Manchester.

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33% of UK suffered poor connection during lockdown

A new survey says a third of us have suffered from unreliable internet during the pandemic.

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Should your kids use TikTok?

The video platform faces accusations of spying for the Chinese government.

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Hyperoptic gift broadband to Birmingham children.

Fibre broadband firm provides free laptops to ‘disadvantaged children’ in Birmingham.

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Amazon to launch satellites into space!

Amazon is investing billions in a space program to rival SpaceX.

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Virgin Media promise no broadband price hikes in 2020

Cable broadband provider’s much welcomed price freeze comes in response to COVID-19.

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Twitter bans former KKK leader David Duke

Twitter is cracking down on racism after backlash for lack of action.

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Another Zoom security flaw means hackers may have spied on calls

A previously unknown weakness left users vulnerable to hackers.

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Google staff to work from home until July 2021

Google have been praised for transparency...for once!

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Amazon boss admits shady data use to the US congress

Jeff Bezos admits to more questionable business practices before congress subcommittee

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Openreach’s rural fibre roll out at risk!

BT warns lack of government support is putting roll out at risk.

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Facebook to investigate racist algorithms.

Facebook looks into biases within the system that allow racism on the site.

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A guide to Big Tech alternatives.

It seems like we’re reliant on a small group of companies, are there alternatives?

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Instagram could become the main news source for young people.

Reuters finds changes in the way younger users consume the news.

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BT launches second line service

BT launches second broadband home line service for the new crop of home workers.

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Best broadband areas for online gaming in the UK.

A list of the best areas for online gaming has just been released.

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Study unsurprisingly shows WiFi usage increased during lockdown.

A study by Opensignal found wifi usage increased but 4G speeds fell.

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What is Signal and why are protesters using it?

WhatsApp has lost it's status as privacy go-to since Facebook's acquisition.

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How to make a custom background on Zoom.

Bored of your living room? Why not take a virtual trip?

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How to get around the 40 minute limit on Zoom.

Zoom’s free service is a game changer, but the 40 minute limit is an issue.

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Zoom might not be as safe as you think!

Zoom has become an essential tool during lockdown, but there are risks.

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5G conspiracy theories cause chaos, but why?

More 5G towers have been vandalised in the UK, why are people so scared?

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How to work from home in your garden – the ultimate problem solver.

The ultimate guide to topping up your tan without missing a deadline.

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Hackers are more active under lockdown

Hacking and scamming on the increase as more people are working from home.

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Zoom burnout? You are not alone.

If Zoom is supposed to be a lifeline during these times, why are we all so sick of it?

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UK ISPs remove data caps during pandemic

The UK’s biggest broadband providers have agreed not to limit internet allowances during the current crisis.

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What are ISPs and internet services doing to help during the Coronavirus crisis?

Total lockdown expected - can ISP’s and internet services offer any help?

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BT confirm Gigabit broadband!

BT confirm the launch of their Gigabit home broadband package for Spring 2020!

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How will Coronavirus affect broadband?

With more people working from home will broadband providers feel the pressure?

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New study shows how much parents rely on the internet.

A study from TalkTalk reveals how much parents rely on the internet to help their children with homework.

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Could Netflix shows cause chaos in your smart home?

A new study investigates whether smart speakers can accidentally record your conversations.

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