It really is a world-wide web! Stunning map that shows the sprawling mass of internet cables that keeps the world connected
Fortune magazine and graphic designer Nicolas Rapp teamed up with telecom data and infrastructure company GeoTel Communications
How to Burst the "Filter Bubble" that Protects Us from Opposing Views
Computer scientists have discovered a way to number-crunch an individual’s own preferences to recommend content from others with opposing views. The goal? To burst the “filter bubble” that surrounds us with people we like and content that we agree with.
Anonymous is sitting on the identities of the four rapists so that the investigation might be reopened, which is surprising in itself. In the old days of Anonymous, they would've simply released the identities of the rapists, and then sat back and watched the town turn on and devour them "for the lulz." Their refusal to do so until they see the case reopened is evidence of an evolution in the group, and it's an evolution that is drawing many new and former members of the organization into…
Instagram implements an AI system to fight mean and harassing comments – TechCrunch
Instagram is flipping the switch on a system that will automatically detect mean, offensive and harassing comments and make sure that people never see them. The new system is based on work that Facebook and Instagram have done with DeepText, a text classification engine meant to help machines inter…
Twitter supports Mozilla’s Do Not Track privacy control
Twitter today gave a nod to user privacy, announcing that it would support the Do Not Track privacy feature in Mozilla's Firefox browser.
5000+ Artists Line Up For a Pirate Bay Promotion * TorrentFreak
Record labels and Hollywood have described The Pirate Bay as one of the biggest threats to their business, but thousands of artists clearly disagree with this view. In recent weeks more than 5000 independent artists have signed up to be promoted by the world’s largest torrent site. Those who were lucky enough to be featured are overwhelmed by the career boost and the positive responses from the public.
EU referendum — views from Oxford
We share views from six Oxford academics in response to the EU referendum result, including social media’s role in the debate, the future of immigration, the language of the Leave campaign, and the…
Apple Inc goes to trial Monday over allegations by federal and state authorities that it conspired with publishers to raise the price of e-books. The trial pits the maker of the popular iPad and iPhone against the U.S. Justice Department in a case that tests how Internet retailers interact with content providers. This case will effectively set the rules for Internet commerce, said David Balto, a former policy director for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.
EU Plans Groundbreaking Project To Monitor Internet Censorship Around the World
Keeping track of the avalanche of reports about new mass surveillance initiatives and Internet freedom crackdowns can be a difficult task. But soon...