Description: Preventing terrorist plots is harder than ever, and technology is both the problem and the solution. Source: CNN Money Date: November 24, 2015 Violent extremists like ISIS meet in the open on Facebook or Twitter. Then they take the conversation private, using technology called encryption to encode their messages. It’s called “going dark”, and it’s one… Read more »
Posts Categorized: free speech
Description: An extremely negative response may have derailed the launch of people-rating app Peeple. Source: Tech News World Date: October 7, 2015 Canadian businesswoman Julia Cordray’s plan to launch Peeple, a Yelp-like app that would let people post reviews about other people, has drawn fierce criticism in the tech press and the blogosphere, including a petition against… Read more »
Description: In order for online reviews to work in the long-term, we need to make efforts to move beyond the stars and set a system that is both verified and standardized, as well as free from social pressure. Source: Tech Crunch Date: April 11, 2015 Reviews impact everything: what brands we trust, what we purchase, what we… Read more »
Description: The “Burnbook” app is an anonymous social platform that allows individuals to find their communities and engage in anonymous banter. Source: Mashable Date: March 26, 2015 So begins the current top review on iTunes for the controversial Burnbook app. The social networking service has made headlines across the country in recent weeks for bringing anonymous cyberbullying… Read more »
Description: Social media has changed the experience of going back to school for kids. By using social media to stay in-touch throughout the summer, kids are able to draw on each others shared content to start conversations and meet new friends. However, for some this might mean enduring more bullying than before. Source: CBC.ca Date:… Read more »
Description: Individuals in Africa are becoming more empowered and productive with the help of their mobile phones. Today, anyone anywhere can make a positive difference in their own – or somebody else’s – community. Source: BBC.com Date: September 7th, 2012 Twenty years ago, if you were information technology-literate and interested in international development, your options… Read more »
Description: Why interview when you can Facebook stalk? Yesterday, I told you about a study suggesting that employers can judge candidates’ future work performance by spending five to ten minutes lurking on their Facebook pages. Source: Forbes .com Date: March 6, 2012 Some readers were outraged by this. “I truly wish employers would stop using… Read more »
Description: A new Intel survey on mobile etiquette in the workplace finds user should execute more restraint. Source: cnn.com Date: Dec 2, 2011 Questions for discussion: Do mobile manners at work make a difference for the employee? 2. Who should set what are the right “mobile manners”?
Description: Most of you probably know that Facebook knows a lot about you. But did you know that if you were to print it out, it might take up about 880 pages? Source: Forbes.com Date: Sept 27, 2011 European users can request their information with this Facebook form (instructions here). Max Schrems of Europe v…. Read more »
Description: Anderson Cooper looks at a portion of the user-generated news site Reddit and its potentially illegal content. Source: CNN .com. Date: Oct 1, 2011 Questions for discussion: Who should police the content on the Internet? Why Is there any content that should not be allowed on the internet? What?