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#GE2019 Open Knowledge Foundation welcome transparency moves by Facebook

Facebook has joined Twitter in moving in on political ads placed on its platform. The social media giant has not gone quite as far as Twitter which has banned political ads all together, but...

Facebook and your data – how worried should you be?

This Saturday 21 April 2018 at 4.00pm you can go to a meeting at St Margaret's House to find out about your online data.People Know How are partnering up with St Margaret's House to...

How to change your Facebook profile by adding the tricoleur

First of all you go to Facebook's own Facebook page by clicking here where they have the image shown below. Underneath it you will see that you can 'Try it'.Click there and the red white...

Careful how you tweet!

Edinburgh residents are effectively leaving their homes open to burglary because of a naïve attitude to social media, a study finds. Personal information, crucial for burglars in targeting properties, is being posted on social media accounts...

Can You Confirm You’re My Father?

I usually spend a Sunday afternoon in the company of my elder daughter Laura and my three grandchildren. I love them dearly (dearly being the operative word, particularly when the ice cream van stops...

Edinburgh school in playground makeover competition – you can help!

Murrayburn Primary School in Sighthill is the only Scottish school still in with a chance of winning a makeover for their playground. The Ronseal Playground Project is a competition that will give one school...

South West Neighbourhood Partnership meeting 7 June 2011

The South West Neighbourhood Partnership in Edinburgh has announced that they will be cutting down the number of public meeting from six to two each year, however three organised events will also take placeAt...

QDCC – First Twitter Birthday

Queensferry & District Community Council’s (QDCC) Facebook and Twitter pages last week marked their first birthday after reaching a full year of service.The social networking feeds on www.facebook.com/queensferry and @qdcc on Twitter feature regular...

Computer tip #4 – How to stop Facebook sharing your information

Facebook is to carry out its long awaited plan to allow third-party developers who write applications and games for the site, to access users current address and phone numbers if added to profiles. However, Facebook in...

Why You Should Complete the 2011 Census

Thirty-two  year old Kirsty Wilkinson is the genealogist behind My Ain Folk, a website that helps Scots trace their ancestors.  We talked to her about her research, and why it’s important to fill out...

Competition encouraging good behaviour online

Research from Trend Micro released today, reveals that two thirds (63%) of people using social networks in Scotland do not   think twice about the most basic considerations when posting information or images online....

Edinburgh MSP uses Facebook to highlight cervical cancer campaign

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Lothians) (SNP) is using her website and Facebook page to increase awareness of cervical cancer and how to prevent it during Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (23rd-29th January 2011).Cervical cancer is a...

Assembly Rooms Debate Continues

When the Council meets on Thursday of this week the future of the Assembly Rooms is on the agenda. Principally they are going to discuss which contractor they will appoint to carry out the...


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