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23 June 2015
As sophisticated methods of facial recognition are developed, Anne-Marie Oostveen,says that people are very uncomfortable with the idea of it being used without their consent. They are 'right to be worried' she says.
22 June 2015
In an article about the use of big data in development, Mark Graham strikes a note of caution. “Despite changing and widening connectivity in much of the world, the majority of the people on our planet are still entirely disconnected.”
11 June 2015
Mark Graham says that the language used online is significant. He points out that the English and French language dominate Wikipedia in Africa and may reinforce colonial era patterns of production and representation.
10 June 2015
An article on concerns about the effect of video gaming, particularly on young men, includes extensive comment Dr Andrew Przybylski, who urges caution saying there is no evidence of causal harm.
1 June 2015
The World after Snowden. Ian Brown is interviewed at length by the Colombian Newspaper, El Espectador on the implications following the Snowden revelations (Spanish language)
1 June 2015
BBC News Technology
Whilst welcoming the changes being made to Google's security settings, Joss Wright has some reservations about the way the choices are presented.
29 May 2015
A Digital Guardian article which explores in depth the effects of language on internet use draws heavily on work done by OII researchers.
26 May 2015
Luciano Floridi discusses themes from his new book ‘The Fourth Revolution.’ One realisation is that humans might not be the best at thinking. Could machines take over completely? Could we lose our sense of who we are?
25 May 2015
The MailOnline reprints the article by Anne-Marie Oostveen and Diana Dimitrova first published in The Conversation which discussed their research on the issues surrounding the use of iris recognition to strengthen security.
21 May 2015
Anne-Marie Oostveen and Diana Dimitrova write about increasing and more effective methods of iris scanning. These raise serious legal challenges and provoke public anxiety
20 May 2015
Luciano Floridi's keynote speech to the Thinking Digital conference held at Sage Gateshead in which he explored the mass fascination with the idea of robots dominating humans.
19 May 2015
BBC World News
Google and the University of Washington have created a set of striking time-lapse photos using publicly available photos. Brent Mittelstadt comments on the ethical issues raised by the increasing efficiency of data mining techniques.
14 May 2015
Ian Brown is noted as a signatory of an open letter arguing for more transparency in the way that Google handles 'right to be forgotten' requests
11 May 2015
Serious concerns about the influence of video games and online pornography on young men have been raised in a new book. Andy Przybylski is quoted on his research into gaming and childhood well-being.
7 May 2015
Andy Przybylski debated the risks to isolated young men from online pornography with Dr Philip Zimbardo and a group of gamers on the BBC2 main morning news story (12.37 on the clock)
6 May 2015
BBC Radio 4
Andy Przybylski debated the risks to isolated young men from online pornography with Dr Philip Zimbardo on BBC Radio 4's main morning news programme. (02:53:27 on the clock)
1 May 2015
As diagnostic health-related technology advances doctors may be seen as 'second opinions'. Brent Mittelstadt has concerns and is currently working on specific proposals to regulate companies' data collection and use.
1 May 2015
OII student Anuj Srivas co-authors an article examining the particular challenges along the path to net neutrality in India
28 April 2015
In a guest post, Mark Graham examines the sources of geographic information on the internet and highlights some of the biases leading to uneven geographies.
23 April 2015
Taha Yasseri explains the background issues relating to accusations that Grant Shapps, Conservative party chairman edited Wikipedia pages relating to himself and to party rivals.
22 April 2015
Claudia Hammond, presenter of BBC's All in the Mind interviewed Andy Przybylski along with a group of gamers on the impact of gaming on teenage brains highlighting his research on the potential influence.
21 April 2015
The Irish Times
Luciano Floridi explains to Joe Humphreys of the Irish Times why we should not eradicate doubt but use it to our advantage.
17 April 2015
A full report on the study of micro-jobbing in sub-Saharan Africa which quotes Isis Hjorth talking about the results of the panel discussions.
17 April 2015
South African micro-jobbing site M4JAM is contributing to the OII study of digital jobs, online freelancing and micro-work in Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia
16 April 2015
South African micro-jobbing site M4JAM quotes Isis Hjorth talking about the series of panel discussions hosted by the OII in South Africa as part of a study into digital jobs and online freelancing in Africa.