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Wednesday 8 May, 2013 A young man from Swinton, who wants to get more young people cooking from scratch, has won the support of ex-Corrie star Sean Wilson. Working with Fixers, the national movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future, Nathan Ward wants to show young people that cooking from scratch isn’t a chore – it can be fun and beneficial. Nathan, 18, from Kilnhurst, near Swinton, was taught to cook from a young age by his mum and grandmother. “It was always about the enjoyment and it was always fun,” he says. “I feel comfortable and relaxed when I cook - it feels like second nature to me. “I don’t think enough people my age cook. A lot of them resort to going to a supermarket and grabbing something quick, or go to fast food chains. “When you cook yourself you know exactly what is in your food. I think it’s important that more people are aware of the nutritional value ... (more)

Young people in south Wales invited to join the Fixers movement!

Thursday 16 May, 2013 Fired up by issues like cyber bullying, unemployment or homelessness? Or is it eating disorders or legal highs that you really want to shout about? Whatever the subject, if you’re aged 16 to 25, Fixers can help you make your voice heard. Young people across South Wales, are being invited to join the movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future. Fixers is recruiting 20,000 young people over the next three years to tackle the issues they feel strongly about. The award-winning project – backed the Big Lottery Fund - has already supported over 7,400 young people to ... (more)

Don’t let your life be ruined by seeking five minutes of teenage internet ‘fame’

Monday 3 June, 2013 A Harrogate Fixer is warning other teenagers about the dangers of following the trend of posting provocative pictures of themselves online. Jade Weatherill, 17, has seen the negative impact other young people have suffered as a consequence of seeking internet ‘fame’ in this way. Now working with Fixers, the national movement of young people ‘fixing’ the future, Jade is leading a group which is producing a viral advert to get their message across. Aimed at urging 13 to 17-year-olds not to fall victim to the fad, the viral advert will be posted on social media websi... (more)

Crowdfunding To Change The Way People View Networks, Information And Commerce

Friday 14 June, 2013 Urban Cloud is an innovative social network that unites people on a platform designed to promote collaboration. We have focused on five key areas of innovation: Innovative Design – Urban Cloud is the world’s first social media platform that seamlessly unites social networking and marketing. Native Advertising – Urban Cloud uses a proprietary algorithm called STAC (Space, Time, Active, Content) to blend advertising into a user’s social timeline. Validation – Urban Cloud is able to weed out unverified and fake/spam user accounts, allowing for an enhanced social m... (more)

MWR InfoSecurity to release drozer at Black Hat Arsenal in Las Vegas, USA, on August 1st.

Wednesday 24 July, 2013 Companies using Android mobile devices can now safeguard their assets and IT infrastructure by using drozer, the new Android security testing framework, to run full security assessments. Previously known as Mercury, drozer allows for dynamic analysis of applications running on Android devices. The tool now has a new set of features that include the ability to compromise Android devices through publicly available exploits. These features are designed to help an organisation understand how a technical vulnerability on a mobile device can become a real threat... (more)