Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.
The internet is everywhere, except in the economic growth figures.
The internet has always been just about to deliver an enormous spurt of economic growth or productivity growth A new meta-analysis of 59 econometric studies finds it is yet to do so.
New research shows that more and more of our public conversation is unfolding within a dwindling coterie of sites that are controlled by a small few, largely unregulated and geared primarily to profit rather than public interest.
New research into the economics of attention online casts doubt on the net’s role in fostering public debate, and raises concerns about the future of democracy.
The Achilles' heel of law technologies: training. Only 10% of such initiatives are aimed at law students, so how should this issue be managed to win the AI race?
The process of laying internet cables on the sea floor is particularly sensitive at the coastlines.
Comparing the locations of key internet data centers and cable routes with maps of expected sea-level rise suggests it's time to shore up internet connections in the face of a changing climate.
The Space Jam website circa 1997 – all those planets are clickable.
Web design has come a long way since the days of blue hyperlinks and flashy GIFs.
When the workforce recolts.
Technology companies have immense power over our lives. But why are so many of their employees and others concerned about the ethics of their behaviour?
Large-scale data collection and analysis can target consumer behaviour. Faced with the risk of drifts, transparency and ethics of algorithms become paramount.
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Recent developments mean that touting on an industrial scale could become more difficult.
After following trails and speaking to a former professional troll, researchers have uncovered the tricks.
We need to make monopoly tech firms more open like the internet itself.
Protesters from the MDC-Alliance march in Harare demanding electoral reforms.
Zimbabwe's upcoming elections potentially marks the start of a new order in the country, where the stakes are extremely high.
‘Earthrise,’ which appeared on the cover of the second and third Whole Earth Catalog, was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders during lunar orbit, Dec. 24, 1968.
The Whole Earth Catalog was a blueprint for sustainability that envisioned humans living in balance with nature. Its creative spirit was welcomed in a year riven by war, assassinations and riots.
Your connected speaker can quickly become a problem if it is not secured.
Connected objects can do a lot of good, but they can also become weapons in the hands of abusive partners. How can these new risks be prevented?
AT&T and Time Warner are among the latest companies to merge.
A scholar of the media business tries to make sense of the flurry of merger news lately, and why the contested tie-up between AT&T and Time Warner will profoundly reshape the American media landscape.
The Viva Tech Fair took place in May 2018 in Paris, showcasing innovation in Africa. The continent’s fablabs, driven by digital tools and collaborative dynamics, are shaking up traditional foundations.
Platforms for radicalisation?
Companies, such as Google, Facebook and Microsoft are working together to take down terrorist propaganda.
A common online conspiracy theory is the illuminati.
Conspiracy theories have always existed but the internet fuels them in new ways.
Young people are especially careful about expressing political view on social media.
It may be because we're early adopters and know the risks of social media, but a new study has found Australians are particularly careful about expressing political views online.
Cloud services are flexible, but are they secure?
Outside IT projects managed without the knowledge of IT departments are on the rise. What are the risks and possible consequences?