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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?

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".

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