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A minute is a long time on the internet

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Former British prime minister Harold Wilson famously once said, "A week is a long time in politics." Of course in the age of the internet things move faster still.

Research from advertising company N.Rich shows that in the online world an awful lot happens in just one minute.

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Highlighting the cybersecurity generation gap

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Millennials and members of Generation Z suffer more from cyberthreats than baby boomers do, according to a new report from the National Cyber Security Alliance and data analytics company CybSafe.

Kicking off Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the report, based on polling of 2,000 people across the US and UK, shows that 44 percent of millennials and 51 percent of Gen Zers have experienced a cyber threat while only 21 percent of baby boomers have.

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OnMail launches new feature to help with email fatigue

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We all know the feeling, you're happily working away when an email pings into your inbox, you look at it, you might even answer it, but then you have to refocus back to what you were doing before.

It can be a problem in your personal life too, when quality time with the family is interrupted by business emails. Annoying, isn't it? Well email service OnMail clearly thinks so because it's introducing a new feature that allows you to take designated 'inbox breaks'.

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How 'bending reality' can deliver business success [Q&A]

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What makes tech pioneers successful? What’s the key to becoming a business billionaire? Leadership adviser Victoria Song thinks it's because they have the ability to 'bend reality' to what they want it to be.

What's more she believes that with a simple meta-framework that underlies peak performance, self-development, and meditation anybody can become a success in the same way.

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Value of personal data increases 1,800 percent in 20 years

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If you use the internet it's almost impossible to avoid exposing at least some of your personal information to the sites you use. What you may not be aware of is just how valuable this personal data is to businesses.

New research from marketing specialist MIQ Digital shows that in 2001 an average user generated around $1.97 (£1.45) worth of Google Ads revenue, in 2021 this is up to $35.40 (£26), an 1,800 percent increase.

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Are you a road warrior or a remote collaborator?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major effect on the way most of us work and new research from workplace communication specialist Poly has identified six different workplace personas that make up over 90 percent of a typical enterprise.

The study, carried out by by Factworks, aims to help businesses look at the attributes, pain points, and communication intensity associated with each persona, to better match workstyles and employee behaviors to communication devices and technologies.

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Majority of consumers don't trust 'big tech' with their data

Only a third of consumers trust 'big tech' companies more with their data compared to smaller, independent or local companies according to a new study from API management platform Axway.

The study of over 1,000 US adults finds 82 percent of consumers wish they knew what specific data companies have collected about them, and they have concerns that their online data may not be secure.

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Would you take a pay cut to keep working remotely?

Almost half of people would and nearly two-thirds would forego a promotion, according to the results of a new survey.

The study by automation platform Ivanti finds 63 percent of respondents would rather work remotely than be promoted, and 48 percent say they would take a pay cut in exchange to be able to work from anywhere. Just 12 percent say they want to return to the office full time in future.

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UK students choose creativity over tech

A new poll of over 4,000 UK Generation Z teenagers reveals that more plan to pursue studies in creative arts and design subjects rather than science, technology and IT.

The study from social app Yubo finds the most popular subject area for further studies is creative arts and design with nearly 15.4 percent of respondents saying they plan to explore further studies in this area, closely followed by medicine at 14.5 percent.

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Hybrid working to become the new norm for tech pros

A new survey shows that 86 percent of technology professionals in the UK and Europe don't want to return to the office full-time.

The study from tech job marketplace hackajob finds around one in four (26 percent) would like to work remotely permanently, while 60 percent are happy to work from the office occasionally and spend the rest of the week working from home.

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Online searches reveal level of skepticism about 5G

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With 5G technology rolling out around the world and set to have an impact on many areas of life, there are still people who are unconvinced of its benefits according to a new report.

Analysis by Prolifics Testing of online searches looks at what it terms 'skeptical' searches -- phrases like 'is 5G dangerous?', 'is 5G safe?', 'is 5G harmful?', and 'does 5G pose health risks?'

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Human-centered approach is key to better security

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Individual behavior is an important factor in security, but according to the Information Security Forum there's a growing recognition that security awareness in isolation rarely leads to sustained behavior change.

The ISF argues that organizations need to proactively develop a robust human-centred security program to reduce the number of security incidents associated with poor security behavior and is releasing a new digest to help.

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Tech during the pandemic OK with boomers

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Most of us have been turning to technology for help during the pandemic, and that's true of baby boomers according to new research from digital consultancy Mobiquity, though they may not be as keen as other groups.

According to the findings, 88 percent of baby boomers agree that technology has helped them during the COVID-19 pandemic -- only three percent lower than for younger generations. However, when asked if they feel safe and secure using new technologies, only 78 percent of baby boomers agree compared to 86 percent of non-boomers.

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COVID-19 has hurt physical book sales and helped audio and digital

You would expect the recent coronavirus crisis to have helped digital entertainment, but with reading it is still led by the traditional hardback and softback formats. However, the pandemic is helping to dethrone physical books, as people are more cautious about going out. While paper books still lead the market, their dominance is shrinking. 

Information in a new infographic sheds a lot of light on the current state of our perusal of tomes. For instance, India is the most well-read country in the world, while the US lags in 22nd place. 

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The tech industry and recycling: The need-to-knows

The tech industry holds the trump card when it comes to innovation surrounding recycling -- considering they are, in fact, the innovators. As the world becomes more environmentally conscious and the EU sets targets to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, businesses across the globe are looking for innovative ways to reduce their own waste through the production process and have a more circular economic approach.

As the tech industry strives to become a role model for recycling, we discuss the approaches some tech companies have taken and the benefits of taking recycling seriously.  

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