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  • 25 February 2014

    New Scientist

    Bitcoin exchange crash may have cost users $350m

    Vili Lehdonvirta adds to the debate about the collapse of MtGox a prominent Bitcoin exchange which could prove very expensive for customers.

  • 25 February 2014

    The Atlantic

    There Are More Wikipedia Articles About This One Small Part of the World Than the Rest of It Combined

    Analysis by Mark Graham and colleagues of over 3 million Wikipedia articles in the 44 most popular languages reveals that the majority of references are about an area occupying only 2.5 percent of the world's land mass.

  • 24 February 2014

    The Guardian

    Could even Facebook become a convert to privacy?

    Ian Brown examines the issues around privacy and social media. Currently even people with strong privacy concerns have limited options when looking for privacy-friendly internet alternatives.

  • 20 February 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    OII News: Oxford London Lecture, Davos, Japan and SDP

    Reflecting on recent trips to Davos and Japan, anticipating an exciting term of seminar series and the second Bellwether Lecture, and announcing that Ian Brown will give the 2014 Oxford London Lecture in March 2014.

  • 19 February 2014

    El Pais

    Transformar la educación

    In the age of social networks, it isn't enough for teachers to simply transmit knowledge says Cristobal Cobo, quoted in an article in leading Spanish Daily, El Pais.

  • 18 February 2014

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Policy and Internet Calls for Special Issues

    The Editorial Board of Policy and Internet is pleased to announce a call for a Guest Editor for a Special Issue of the journal, to be published in 2015.

  • 11 February 2014

    Actualidad Universitaria

    CRISTÓBAL COBO: “LOS EDUCADORES ENSEÑAMOS A APRENDER

    Cristobal Cobo: Teachers teach in order to learn. In a report of a debate held by the European University, Cristobal Cobo said that technology has blurred the divisions between disciplines and has also changed thinking on memorizing and learning.

  • 11 February 2014

    Institute of Arts and Ideas

    Thinking the Grey Areas

    The Institute of Arts and Ideas, a not-for-profit organisation, interviewed Luciano Floridi, OII Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, about notions of opposition.

  • 10 February 2014

    The Times

    Flappy Bird ‘Evil genius’ rakes in £30,000 a day

    Andy Przybylski, who studies how people interact with video games and social media, suggests reasons why the ‘Flappy Birds’ game is so addictive.

  • 10 February 2014

    Metro US

    Why was Flappy Bird so popular?

    In the wake of the abrupt closure of the ‘Flappy Birds’ game, Vili Lehdonvirta answers questions about its popularity.

  • 9 February 2014

    The Observer

    The algorithm method: how internet dating became everyone's route to a perfect love match

    The Observer looked at various online dating sites. eHarmony’s scientific, evidence based approach to matching couples is highlighted and research with the OII at the time of its launch is given as evidence of eHarmony’s serious approach.

  • 5 February 2014

    New Scientist

    Bitcoin: Problems already cloud the currency's future

    An article highlighting potential problems which could leave the whole Bitcoin currency vulnerable quotes Vili Lehdonvirta.

  • 4 February 2014

    The Guardian

    Facebook's 10th birthday: from college dorm to 1.23 billion users

    The technology Editor of the Guardian looks at the first 10 years of Facebook. Bernie Hogan says that part of its success is timing because the world was ready for it.

  • 3 February 2014

    BBC technology

    DotShabaka top-level internet domain goes live

    An Arabic net address ending has become the first to go live as part of the rollout of more than 1,000 new generic top-level domain (gTLD) name suffixes. Ian Brown comments.

  • 31 January 2014

    Couriermail.com.au

    Clive Thompson says the digital age is making us smarter and the kids are still all right

    Rebecca Eynon is among experts commenting on young people's use of social media in Australian online news.

  • 22 January 2014

    BBC technology

    Shape-shifting software 'defends against botnet hacks

    Technology devised to thwart hackers has been developed in the US. Ian Brown says that this is an interesting additional tool in the fight against hacking although other experts point out it is not invulnerable.

  • 20 January 2014

    CBC radio

    Should internet users rally for a global bill of rights?

    CBC radio talked to a member of a group of writers arguing that individual transparency combined with institutional secrecy makes for system-wide abuses of the Internet. Ian Brown talks about the likely success for an International Bill of Rights.

  • 19 January 2014

    The Independent

    The number crunch: Will Big Data transform your life - or make it a misery?

    A paper published in the Policy and Internet journal, examining privacy and access in relation to Big Health data is cited. Its author Professor Keen is quoted as saying that “we just haven’t got proper governance arrangements at the moment

  • 15 January 2014

    NPR

    How Virtual Currency Could Make It Easier To Move Money

    Vili Lehdonvirta contributes to an article on how the virtual currency, Bitcoin is attracting attention from governments and companies.

  • 8 January 2014

    BBC R4

    Natalie Haynes’ Brave New Algo-World

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is interviewed about the potential applications of the phenomenon of big data. Professor Mayer-Schönberger is the author of "Big Data: A revolution that will change how we live, work and think"

  • 3 January 2014

    Washington Post

    Bitcoin just turned 5. And we have no idea who started it.

    The Switch, the technology section of the Washington Post speculates on the possible creator of bitcoin, the virtual currency. It suggests that it might be OII researcher Vili Lehdonvirta.

  • 2 January 2014

    Daily Telegraph

    The geeks who are directing Hollywood

    In the run-up to the Oscar awards, Taha Yasseri and his work on a big data approach to predicting box-office success is featured in the Daily Telegraph.

  • 28 December 2013

    Times Higher Education

    Big data’ could create ‘dystopian future’ for students

    Viktor Mayer-Schönberger expressed concerns to the THES that as more detailed 'big data' sets are available to colleges and universities, students will face a 'dystopian future' where their ability to choose their courses could be constrained.

  • 20 December 2013

    Oxford Mail

    Institute studies views on gaming

    Oxford's daily paper covers a study by Andy Przybylski about perceptions that the online games encourage real-life aggression. Concern is often related to unfamiliarity with gaming.

  • 19 December 2013

    Oxford Internet Institute

    Older men most likely to link video games with aggression

    How concerned people are about the effect of video games on real world aggression is often influenced by their actual experience of online gaming. A study by Dr Andy Przybylski explores beliefs about the malign influence of online games.