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The fantasy world of informed consent to violations of privacy

Fred H. Cate | 16 Dec 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet, privacy


Childhood 2.0 is a little buggy

Zac Alstin | 05 December 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, Internet, technology, virtual reality
Toddlers teach parents how bad their online habits are for family life.


Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back

Jeffrey Alexander | 21 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, internet, journalism
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.


You’ve got mail. Try not to read it.

Karl D. Stephan | 29 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: email, fasting, internet
Fasting from your email could change your life.


All wired up: the contraceptive chip

Karl D. Stephan | 15 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: birth control, contraception, internet, privacy
The Gates Foundation has funded an implantable device which can be controlled remotely.


Internet publicity helps bust the “evil sat fats” myth

Denyse O'Leary | 9 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: diet, internet, longevity, media


Want to comment? Use your real name, please

David Glance | 04 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: comments, debate, internet, online comments
Is it possible to keep online discussions civil, or must they always drip with vitriol?


Cleaning up online comments

David Glance | 3 Apr 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: comments, internet, online comments


The cloudy future

Karl D. Stephan | 04 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cloud, internet, privacy, surveillance
The big technology companies are forcing us into the Cloud, whether we like it or not.


The internet after Snowden: what now?

Giovanni Navarria | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Edward Snowden, internet, privacy, surveillance
How can private citizens protect their privacy if intelligence agencies are able to track on-line activity of "anyone, anywhere, anytime"?


The selfie comes of age

Dan Hitchens | 12 December 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, internet, selfie
Obama's selfie at Nelson Mandela's funeral creates an international stir.


Is the dream of free online university education fading?

Jason Lodge | 22 November 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, internet, MOOCs
The head of the biggest online education provider now says that it is a "lousy product".


Happy birthday to Google, the teenager that runs the world

Sunila Lobo | 10 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Google, internet
By the time you were 15, had you become a verb?


Your social networks and the secret story of metadata

David Glance | 23 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, metadata, social networks
American intelligence agencies are tracking emails and creating patterns of behaviour. You can do this yourself. Try it.


No warrant, no problem

Theodoric Meyer and Peter Maass | 07 June 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: internet, privacy, surveillance
It's relatively easy for the US government to follow its citizens' digital trails. And most of the time, you will never know.


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