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What is a password manager - and should I be using one?

What is a password manager - and should I be using one? Copyright free image Copyright free: stevepb New content
Introductory level Updated 30 Nov 2016
Password managers can make keeping track of your online security a little easier. But are the downsides to using them?

Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election?

Attacked but not hacked: How secure was the US election? Creative commons image US Embassy The Hague under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 14 Nov 2016
Fears that hackers might try and alter figures at the ballot boxes were unfounded - but that doesn't mean the US democratic process didn't come...

OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016

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OpenLearn Live: 2nd November 2016 Copyright free image Copyright free: RafaelTalkar
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Nov 2016
Did a soldier in France shoot a ghost dead? No. Plus: National Stress Day; firstcarquote and can poor sleep make you fatter? Learning and...

Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list

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Taxes and privacy: A tech business reading list Creative commons image Quagmire's Photos under Creative Commons BY-ND 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 30 Aug 2016
Tax judgements, privacy concerns, wonky algorithms, Labour's digital plans and antitrust worries. OpenLearn brings you a quick guide to a busy day...

How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories?

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How are Snapchat filters allowing survivors of sexual assault tell their stories? Creative commons image Maurizio Pesce under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 23 Aug 2016
By Vishal
The ability to disguise yourself is allowing Indians to talk openly about the crimes they've been victims of - without having to reveal their...

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights?

How can mobile technology help underpin reproductive rights? Copyright free image Copyright free: RobertoVi
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Aug 2016
The spread of mobile phone access is helping revolutionise the way data on family planning is being used and shared, reports Christabel Ligami

OpenLearn Live: 20th July 2016

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Updated 20 Jul 2016
The sociologist who suggested gender is a social structure; what DNS is when it's working; then more free learning across the day.

Will a new European law mean YouTube has to monitor your uploads?

Will a new European law mean YouTube has to monitor your uploads? Creative commons image Erich Ferdinand under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 01 Jun 2016
New proposals from the European Commission could force some internet hosting sites to proactively monitor everything posted to their sites. Daphne...

Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists

Throwing light on research by South & Central American scientists Copyrighted image Copyright: RedLBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2016
Latin American scientists are coming together to promote their work more widely. Felix Moronta explains how.

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Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 22 Aug 2016
Information security underpins the commercial viability and profitability of enterprises of all sizes and the effectiveness of public sector...

Successful IT systems

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Advanced level Duration 9 hours Updated 19 Apr 2016
Information technology (IT) systems are a critical part of our world, in business and the public and voluntary sectors. They are often highly...

Safari - skills accessing, finding and reviewing information

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Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 01 Apr 2016
We constantly need to find and use information, not only in the academic world but also in the course of our everyday lives and work. This free...

ICTs: e-government

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Introductory level Duration 20 hours Updated 23 Mar 2016
www.....gov.uk You can now access government directly through the web. E-government in action. While studying this free course, ICTs: e-government,...

Digital communications

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Optical-fibre communications became commercially viable in the 1970s and innovation continues today. This free course, Digital communications, will...

Key skill assessment unit: Information technology

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Introductory level Duration 50 hours Updated 22 Mar 2016
Skills in information technology (IT) cover a broad range, from using software packages effectively to developing a critical understanding of the...

Living with the internet: learning online

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Learning online is one of the great advantages of information technology. This free course, Living with the internet: learning online, will help...

Living with the internet: Keeping it safe

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Computer crashes are often the result of viruses, worms or trojans as unfortunately some internet users want to cause havoc or vandalise your...

Information on the web

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The World Wide Web is a vast information resource. This free course, Information on the web, will provide you with the foundation skills to use...

Living with the Internet: Online shopping

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Online shopping think of it as a shopping centre in cyberspace, with online auctions as the car-boot sale in the car park. This free course,...