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Facebook, surveillance capitalism, and feedback control

Jeffrey Pawlick | 24 May 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, internet, privacy, surveillance, surveillance capitalism

Arms control for cyberwarfare weapons

Karl D. Stephan | 03 November 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: engineering ethics, free speech, internet, spyware
The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.

Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax

Pete Brown | 22 Sep 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet, internet hoaxes, internet safety

Confronting the dark side of the internet

Raphael Cohen-Almagor | 03 September 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, free speech, internet
Liberty without responsibility is a recipe for chaos, says an Israeli academic.

The end of the Silk Road

Karl D. Stephan | 02 June 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: crime, internet, moral values, natural law, Silk Road
How did a whiz kid lose his moral compass?

Trolling the Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln and Michael Cook | 03 March 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Abraham Lincoln, comments, internet
What reception would the greatest speech in American history have had on the internet?

My heart belongs to daddy

Margaret Somerville | 20 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: dating websites, internet, sex and society
The ethical complications of a website which matches up cash-strapped co-eds with millionaires.

You’ve heard of the internet of things. Behold the internet of me

Andre Spicer and Carl Cederström | 21 Jan 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet, internet of things, wearable technology

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?

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