Concerns about online privacy have surfaced in a number of key reports recently. Last week the Intelligence and Security Committee reviewed the extent of online surveillance by UK intelligence agencies. UNESCO recently released a draft of its Internet study on privacy, access to information, freedom of expression, and ethics. The British Library has published a […]
Does the transition from college to the workplace effect how you communicate? This question was considered in a recent qualitative study by Google staff at the 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
Denmark is the most digitally advanced nation According to the new Digital Society and Economy Index from the European Commission which measures progress in EU nations. Consult the website to find out more about the 30 indicators used.
Wikileaks is widely known as a portal where whistleblowers can securely upload classified information. Recently a number of newspapers have created their own systems. The Guardian uses Securedrop. Source sûre was launched in February 2015 by Le Monde, La Libre Belgique, Le Soir de Bruxelles and is focussing specifically on Francophone nations.
Rewind to the 1979 elections #79 rewind from the Open University is tweeting stories from the 1979 campaign to examine how they correspond with current issues.
Geonet is a new project from the Oxford Internet Institute. It is mapping ICT developments and analysing their potential for economic and social development.
The latest report from Coin Desk stated that in 2014 Bloomberg regarded Bitcoin as the worst performing currency. Download the full report with future predictions from the website. Quandl and Coinmetrics also have Bitcoin data
How common is online harassment? According to a Pew Internet Project report 40% of Internet users in the USA have personally experienced online harassment, 73% have witnessed it happening to others.
Global Consumption Database Just launched by The World Bank and International Finance Corp (IFC). Useful for finding data on how people in developing countries spend their income. Statistics are available by country, rural or urban location, income level. For India and South Africa regional data breakdowns are also provided. Topics covered include expenditure on health, […]
CENTAL is coordinating a project focusing on how text messaging can be used in scientific communication. The website includes a bibliography (mainly relating to SMS in Switzerland) and publications. There are also details of another project What’s up Switzerland which researches mobile research communications via WhatsApp.