Net neutrality and the FCC: a disaster in the making


On 14 December 2017, the FCC’s Republican majority approved Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to gut net neutrality protections. The FCC overturned the regulations on internet freedom that was established under the Obama administration in a three-to-two vote.  Net neutrality is the internet’s guiding principle: it preserves our right to communicate freely online. Thanks to it, the internet is seen more as a utility rather than a […]

No filter is enough to hide ugly Snapchat update


The Snapchat update version has left outraged users scrambling to find ways to uninstall the update, scratching their head wondering where they can find their own story never mind their friends’.   Advertising has also expanded with companies like McDonald’s now using 10 second spaces between your friends’ stories to promote their products. However is social media’s purpose not to bring together a community of your friends and family and sharing […]

iPhone 7 and 7 Plus – worth the upgrade?


It’s September, and we all know what that means. Leaves are beginning to fall, fresher’s flu is plaguing the majority of the student population and Apple has released its latest additions to the iPhone family. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are being tipped as the greatest ever smartphones, surpassing pre-order sales on “that-is-so-last-year’s” […]

Lit & Deb hosts social media panel featuring Suey Park

Social Media

Over the last decade social media has revolutionised our work, education, personal relationships, and even activism.

Internet privacy: being careful online

Don't let anyone spy on you through your computer.

Internet privacy is very important. Valeri Tarassov explains how you can be safe online…